At TCU, quarterback Brandon Hassell’s M.O. was utilizing his speed and quickness to get by everyone.
These days, Hassell’s line of work involves getting people soaring above everyone. According to Hassell’s LinkedIn profile, he has been a financial analyst with Bell Helicopter since June 2008.
Bell’s headquarters in Hurst, Texas, are just a stone’s throw away from Hassell’s hometown of Arlington and TCU’s Fort Worth campus, where he started 19 games.
Hassell first emerged on the college stage as a junior in 2003, starting TCU’s final nine games after injuries sidelined No. 1 QB Tye Gunn. Hassell won his first six starts and had 10th-ranked, 10-0 TCU in contention for a BCS bowl bid.
Those dreams were dashed with a 40–28 upset loss to Southern Miss in the second-to-last game of the regular season.
Hassell continued to split time with Gunn the following season, throwing for 1,724 yards and 10 TDs to close out his TCU career.