Born in Santa Clara, Calif., ... parents are Larry and Barbara ... recruited by the Pac-10 schools, Miami, Stanford, Utah and Texas A & M .. majored in communications.
Prepped at Monta Vista High where he lettered three times in baseball and twice in both football and basketball ... threw for 3,600 yards and 42 touchdowns in 10 games ... was selected as USA Today Player of the year in California and two-time Mid-Peninsula Athlete of the Year ... was first team all-state and All-Northern California ... ranked as 23rd best prospect in the nation by Baseball America ... played Pitcher and outfield ... drafted by the California Angels in the 14th round and an attractive signing bonus ... throws a 93 mph fastball, was 15-0 with a 0.56 ERA, 155 strikeouts in 85 innings ... coached by Buck Shore (Idaho State).
HANCOCK'S CAREER STATS
YR GM ATT-CMP-INT PCT YDS TD LNG AVG/G
1992 9 288-161-13 56.0 2635 17 80t 292.8
1991 | Freshman Year
Was 10 of 23 for 158 yards with two TD passes in spring game, then two hours later recorded a save in a baseball game against Mesa State ... moved up to third string in spring drills ... was named MVP of the Riverside Baseball Invitational ... named WAC Freshman of the Year in baseball ... voted secont team all-region by the American Baseball Coaches Association ... selected as second team freshman All-America by Baseball America ... had a 2-3 record, six saves, averaged two strikeouts per inning, 74 in 37 innings ... had a 2.92 earned run average thas was as low as 1.20 in mid-season ... made 22 appearances and one start ... had he pitched 50 innings, his 18.0/nine inning average would have been an NCAA record ... was 20 of 32 for 279 yards and one TD pass against the Air Force Academy junior varsity.
1992 | Sophomore Year
Honorable mention All-America, UPI ... third nationally in total offense and passing ... Second team All-Western Athletic Conference ... AT&T Long Distance Award for his 80-yard TD pass to Tyler Anderson against Penn State ... Deseret Nws Athlete of October ... led BYU to a 7-1 record ... suffered a season-ending knee injury in the victory at Utah ... drafted in the second round by the California Angels in 1993 baseball draft, Click here to see baseball profile. ... practiced Mondays and Tuesdays with football, then spent the remainder of the week with baseball during the spring ... was second team All-WAC in baseball ... averaged striking out 14.8/nine innings ... had a 3-4 record with a 4.58 ERA and nine saves in 26 appearances ... BYU had a 17-9 record whenever Hancock was on the mound ... was one of three for 14 yards in the spring football game ... participated in the U.S. Olympic Trials in Tennessee ... played summer baseball in Alaska for the Anchorage Bucs.