Steve Broussard

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Steve Broussard
No. 34, 44, 33, 31
Position: Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-02-22) February 22, 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 2,625
Average: 4.5
Rushing TDs: 19

Steve Nelson Broussard (born February 22, 1967) was an assistant football coach for the Washington State Cougars, Arizona State Sundevils, Portland State Vikings, SMU Mustangs, UCLA Bruins and Offensive Coordinator at Pasadena City College.He is a former NFL player, having played running back for Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Seattle. He is also a former assistant coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils.

College career[edit]

Broussard starred at Washington State from 1985 to 1989. He led the Pac-10 in receiving as a sophomore and rushing as a junior, senior year led [Pac-10] in All-Purpose yards and MVP Offensive . He ranked #9 in the nation in rushing yards per game that year. He completed his college career ranked third on WSU's all-time rushing list, fifth on the career receiving list, and owned two of the top three single-season rushing marks. He was named to the 2015 Cougar Hall of Fame.[1]

Pro career[edit]

Broussard was the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played for Atlanta from 1990 to 1993, played one season in Cincinnati, then four more for the Seattle Seahawks before retiring after the 1998 season.

Statistics[edit]

Note: G = Games played; Att = Rushing attempts; Yds = Rushing yards; Avg = Average yards per carry; Long = Longest rush; Rush TD = Rushing touchdowns; Rec = Receptions; Yds = Receiving yards; Avg = Average yards per reception; Long = Longest reception; Rec TD = Receiving touchdowns

Year Team GP Att Yds Avg Long Rush TD Rec Yds Avg Long Rec TD
1990 Atlanta Falcons 13 126 454 3.6 50 4 24 160 6.7 18 0
1991 Atlanta Falcons 14 99 449 4.5 36 4 12 120 10.0 25 1
1992 Atlanta Falcons 15 84 363 4.3 27 1 11 96 8.7 24 1
1993 Atlanta Falcons 8 39 206 5.3 26 1 1 4 4.0 4 0
1994 Cincinnati Bengals 13 94 403 4.3 37 2 34 218 6.4 25 0
1995 Seattle Seahawks 15 46 222 4.8 21 1 10 94 9.4 25 0
1996 Seattle Seahawks 12 15 106 7.1 26 1 6 28 4.3 9 0
1997 Seattle Seahawks 16 70 418 6.0 77 5 24 143 6.0 20 1
1998 Seattle Seahawks 15 5 4 0.8 3 0 4 21 5.3 16 0
Career Totals 121 578 2625 4.5 77 19 126 882 7.0 25 3
  • Stats that are highlighted show career high

Coaching career[edit]

After his nine-year NFL career, Broussard spent a total of four years coaching high school football. He was the offensive coordinator at Don Lugo High School in Chino, CA before going to Diamond Ranch High School as OC in 2001. He became head coach at Diamond Ranch in 2002 and coached two season as head coach (2002 and 2003). His first season as head coach (2002) resulted in good success with the Diamond Ranch Panthers taking the Mt. Baldy League Title. For the 2003 season, the Diamond Ranch Panthers were the heavy favorites (ranked #1 in preseason Mt. Baldy League) to take the league title once again with several returning seniors on offense & defense and a talented junior class the featured three division I prospects. The preseason favorite Diamond Ranch Panthers, finished 1 and 4 in Mt. Baldy League play for the 2003 season.

Prior to the 2004 season, Portland State Head Coach Tim Walsh hired Broussard as a running backs coach. During the 2004 season, Broussard coached a first team All-Big Sky fullback in Allen Kennett, while running backs Joe Rubin and Ryan Fuqua combined to lead the Vikings to a Big Sky Conference best rushing average of 204.4 yards per game. Broussard coached Receivers his last 2 years at PSU until he was hired by Washington State prior to the 2007 season.

On February 8, 2007, Washington State Head Coach Bill Doba announced that Broussard would be returning to WSU to serve as the Cougars' running backs coach and Special Teams Cooridator.[1]

In 2011, Broussard went to ASU to coach receivers, ASU ranked 10th in the nation in passing offense (316.7 yds/g) and receiver Gerell Robinson ranked ninth in the nation with 107. 5 receiving yards per game. During the 2010 season, Broussard's receiving corps ranked 15th in the nation (286.4) and totaled 279 receptions for 3,437 yards and 23 touchdowns.

In his first season with the Bruins, Broussard directed a running back group headed by senior Johnathan Franklin, who set new school season (1,734 yards) and career (4,403) rushing marks on his way to earning All-America honors. Franklin, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, also set a school record with nine 100-yard rushing games in 2012 and established new marks for both career (4,925) and season (2,062) all-purpose yardage. He went on to be selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 NFL Draft.

In his second season with the Bruins, Broussard directed a running back group headed by Myles Jack, who won Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2013-14 season. Jack set a UCLA single game scoring record with 4 touchdowns in a win over Washington on 15 November 2013.
RUSHING OFFENSE G Att Yards Avg. TD Yards/G
5. UCLA 12 530 2359 4.5 33 196.6[2]

Broussard reconnected with the coach that had part in drafting him to Atlanta June Jones at SMU, where he coached the running backs for one season 2014. 2015 season Broussard was the Offensive Coordinator at Pasadena City College.

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