Released by Carolina (3/8/10)...Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (2/29/08)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (2/27/03)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (4/26/00).
Career (152/95) [8/6]; 2009 (11/4); 2008 (16/12) [1/1]; 2007 (16/12); 2006 (16/12); 2005 (15/15) [3/3]; 2004 (14/10); 2003 (16/9) [4/2]; 2002 (16/10); 2001 (16/7); 2000 (16/4).
Played in all 16 games with 13 starts...Posted 18 rushing yards on nine attempts and six receptions for 39 yards...Served as the primary lead blocker for a Panthers rushing attack that finished third in the NFL with an average of 152.3 yards per game and set franchise records for rushing yards in a season with 2,437, rushing yards per attempt with an average of 4.84, rushing touchdowns with 30 and rushing first downs with 118...Collected four special teams tackles...Vs. Tampa Bay (9/9): Helped open running lanes for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to rush for a franchise record 299 yards and four touchdowns...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at fullback in eighth postseason contest and made one reception for seven yards.
Played in all 16 games with 12 starts for Carolina...Produced 39 yards on 12 attempts and notched 10 receptions for 58 yards...Served as the primary lead blocker for a ground attack that rushed for 1,824 yards, the second-highest single-season total in team history behind the 2,091 yards in 2003...Collected seven special teams tackles...At St. Louis (9/9): Started at fullback...Posted a season-high 16 yards on two carries...Contributed to Panthers offense that amassed a season high 186 rushing yards on 38 attempts.
Played in all 16 games with 12 starts...Rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries and collected 20 receptions for 122 yards...Opened running lanes for DeShaun Foster to rush for 897 yards, the third-highest single-season total in team history, and DeAngelo Williams to rush for 501 yards, the second-highest total by a rookie in team history behind Fred Lane's 809 yards in 1997...Contributed a career-high 10 special teams tackles...Vs. New Orleans (10/1): Paved the way for offense to rush for 167 yards and threw key block on DeShaun Foster's 43-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that sealed the win for Carolina...At Cincinnati (10/22): Started at fullback in his 100th career game for Carolina...Vs. Tampa Bay(11/13): Scored on a five-yard touchdown run.
Started 15 games and was inactive for one contest...Gained 22 yards on 10 carries and 87 yards on 14 receptions...Helped open running lanes for Stephen Davis to establish a team record with 12 rushing touchdowns and for DeShaun Foster to amass a career-high 879 rushing yards, the third-highest single season total in team history...Helped offense rank sixth in the NFL in third down efficiency with a 42.2 percent conversion rate and eighth in scoring with an average of 24.4 points per game, the second highest average in team history...Contributed two special teams tackles...Inactive at Detroit (10/16) with an injured shoulder...POSTSEASON: Started all three contests...Tallied three receptions for 22 yards and rushed two times for zero yards...Helped Panthers improve rushing average to 127.3 yards per game during the postseason after averaging 104.9 yards during the regular season...Offense generated 4.3 yards per carry in the postseason after posting a 3.4 average during the regular season...At Atlanta (1/1): Contributions helped establish team record with 13 rushing first downs and 229 yards rushing, including 165 rushing yards by DeShaun Foster...Victory secured playoff berth...Bettered previous team record of 223 rushing yards set in overtime game at New Orleans (10/23/03)...13 rushing first downs bettered the previous mark of 12, previously accomplished five times, most recently at Houston (11/2/03)...NFC Wild Card at New York Giants (1/8): Contributed to an offense that accumulated 223 yards rushing on 45 attempts and maintained possession for 42:45...Total included 151 yards by Foster...223 yards matched the second-highest total in team history...Marked first time in team history that Carolina gained more than 200 yards rushing in consecutive contests after it amassed a team-record 229 yards in the regular season finale at Atlanta (1/1/06)...Effort enabled Carolina to join Atlanta as the only teams to generate consecutive games with 200 or more yards rushing during the 2005 season...42:45 stands as the highest time of possession in team history for any game, including the playoffs...Bettered regular season best of 41:51 at New Orleans (12/5/04)...45 attempts equaled the most in team history, previously accomplished at Dallas (12/8/97) and versus Arizona (11/19/95)...NFC Divisional Playoff at Chicago (1/15): Helped Panthers offense accumulate 29 points and 434 total net yards, including 123 yards rushing, against a Chicago defense that allowed a League-low 12.9 points per game and ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed per game...Aided pass protection that limited Chicago to one sack after Carolina surrendered eight sacks at Chicago (11/20) earlier in the season...Helped Carolina equal NFL record with its fourth consecutive road postseason victory, matching streak previously accomplished by the Dallas Cowboys from 1975-81...Panthers became only fourth team since 1990 to win an NFC Divisional Playoff game on the road...Hoover also member of 2003 Carolina team that earned 29-23 double-overtime victory in NFC Divisional Playoffs at St. Louis (1/10/04).
Played in 14 contests with nine starts...Tallied 246 yards on 68 carries and registered 21 catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns, matching single-season best previously accomplished in 2000...Helped pave running lanes for Nick Goings to rush for a career-high 821 yards and five touchdowns...Served as primary lead blocker for offense that averaged 326.6 yards per game, the second-highest total in club history, trailing only 355.4 yards produced in 1999...Contributed five special teams tackles...Inactive versus Arizona (11/21) and versus Tampa Bay (11/28) with an injured hip...Missed game action for the first time in his career...Vs. Green Bay (9/13): Scored Panthers first touchdown of the season on a one-yard reception...At Kansas City (9/19): Tied for team lead with four catches for 37 yards...Vs. Atlanta (10/3): Posted a career-long 38-yard reception...Vs. San Diego (10/24): Started at running back for the first time since rookie season in 2000...Led team with 99 yards on 24 carries...Vs. Oakland (11/7): Caught 16-yard touchdown pass.
Played in all 16 regular season games with nine starts...Contributed six carries for 21 yards and 12 catches for 72 yards and one touchdown...Tallied four special teams tackles...Served as primary blocking back for a rushing attack that ranked seventh in the League with an average of 130.7 rushing yards per game, the highest rating ever for Carolina in that category at the end of a regular season...Helped the Panthers gain a team-record 2,091 rushing yards, bettering the previous mark of 1,770 set in 1997, and rush for more than 170 yards in six contests...Efforts helped running back Stephen Davis rush for a team-record and career-high 1,444 yards, earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week recognition following three games and garner a selection to his third career Pro Bowl...POSTSEASON: Notched four carries for 12 yards and one touchdown and five catches for 35 yards...Accounted for two special teams tackles...At Tampa Bay (9/14): Cleared running lanes for Stephen Davis to rush for 142 yards...Performance helped Davis win NFC Offensive Player of the Week award and become the first Panthers running back to rush for more than 100 yards rushing in consecutive games since Tshimanga Biakabutuka in 1999...Vs. New Orleans (10/5): Helped Davis rush for 159 yards to become first veteran player in NFL history to begin his career with a new team by rushing for more than 100 yards in each of his first four games...159 yards rushing by Davis stands as the third-highest single-game total for a player in team history and he was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second contest of the season...At New Orleans (10/26): Part of running attack that generated a team-record 223 yards rushing, bettering the previous team mark of 216 yards set versus Oakland (11/2/97)...Efforts helped Davis earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week recognition after he gained 178 rushing yards, the highest single-game total in Panthers history...At Dallas (11/23): Caught a one-yard touchdown pass, the third scoring reception of his career...NFC Divisional Playoff at St. Louis (1/10): Scored touchdown on seven-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Carolina a 23-12 advantage...Recorded first career kickoff return for 19 yards...Key contributor to a running effort that gained 216 yards on 41 carries.
Played in all 16 games with a career-high 10 starts as the team's primary starter at fullback...Registered 31 carries for 129 rushing yards and 17 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns to establish career-highs for receiving yards and touchdown receptions...Produced a career-high nine tackles on special teams as a member of Carolina coverage units that led the League in opponents kickoff return average for the second consecutive season...At Green Bay (9/29): Caught a career-long 31-yard reception that set up a touchdown...At Dallas (10/13): Caught a 25-yard pass from Rodney Peete for his first NFL touchdown reception...Vs. Atlanta (11/24): Started and led the team with three catches for a career-high 46 yards...At New Orleans (12/29): Cradled 15-yard scoring catch that served as the only touchdown of the game in a 10-6 win over the Saints.
Switched to fullback during the offseason...Played in all 16 games with seven starts...Contributed 17 carries for 71 yards, a personal-best 26 catches for 185 yards and four special teams tackles...At San Francisco (10/7): Received his first extensive action of the season at fullback, registering four catches for 25 yards and two rushes for 12 yards...At Washington (10/21): Recorded three carries for 12 yards and a reception for six yards before leaving the game in the third quarter with a concussion.
One of three undrafted rookie free agents to see action in all 16 games...Posted four starts in place of the injured Tshimanga Biakabutuka...Finished second on the team with 290 yards rushing and one touchdown on 89 carries...Collected 112 yards receiving on 15 receptions and contributed five tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams...At Minnesota (11/19): An injured toe to Biakabutuka afforded Brad his first NFL start...Led the team with 59 yards rushing on 18 carries...Notched two receptions for 16 yards, the first of his NFL career...Vs. Green Bay (11/27): Second career start came in a Monday Night Football contest...Rushed for 117 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run, on 24 carries and gained 41 yards on three catches...Joined Fred Lane as the only rookies in team history to produce 100-yard rushing contests.
Ended his Western Carolina career ranked second all-time with 3,616 rushing yards and fifth all-time with 28 touchdowns...Earned second-team All-Southern Conference recognition as a senior and first-team honors as a junior...Gained 1,025 yards rushing and scored 12 touchdowns as a senior in 1999...Amassed a school record 1,663 yards rushing on 331 carries along with 13 touchdowns as a junior in 1998...Became only the second player in school history to post two 1,000 yard rushing seasons.
Attended Ledford HS in Thomasville, N.C....Majored in industrial distribution and technology at Western Carolina...Conducts youth football camp at Queens University in Charlotte...Hosts charity golf tournament to benefit the Johnston YMCA...Enjoys hunting and fishing.