Drafted: Pick 4 of the 4th round by Houston
Positives: Has a short, stocky, compact frame with solid muscular development throughout...Has above average speed and explosiveness...Shows good initial quickness through the hole and has the short area burst and acceleration to get into the second level...Displays good balance and has the hip swerve and wiggle to make the first tackler miss...Shows the outside running speed to stretch the corner and plant to turn it upfield...Has good cutback vision and the ability to find the seams getting through traffic...Effective receiver, generally being used in the flats, on curls and crossing patterns...Dangerous runner on returns, following his blockers well before breaking it open with his second gear...Shows the leg drive to gain yardage after the catch...Not afraid to combat defenders to get the tough yardage up the middle...Has the ability to make tacklers miss in the open field.
Negatives: Shorter than ideal, but runs bigger than his size...More quick than fast, lacking the linear speed to go the distance...Has the ability to find the seams, but is not known as a pounder up the middle, preferring to gain his yardage around the corner...Cradles the ball too much and will drop the easy passes...Marginal blocker who drops his head and lunges trying to cut...Needs to secure the ball better, as he leaves the pigskin too exposed, resulting in a high amount of fumbles...Low aptitude test (7/16 Wonderlic) is a concern.
Played in 46 games with 13 starts at tailback...Finished his career as LSU's all-time record holder in punt returns (1126) and kickoff returns (2168)...Ranked third in Southeastern Conference annalsin kickoff return yards and sixth in punt return yards...Holds the conference record for combined return yardage (3294)...Ranked second in LSU history and third in SEC history with 5,743 all-purpose yards...Finished his career with 2056 rushing yards, the tenth highest total in school history...Scored 20 rushing touchdowns during his collegiate career...Ranked second in SEC history with 95 career kickoff returns and ranked ninth in league history in punt returns with 94... Holds the LSU record in both categories...Had five 100-yard rushing games during his career and LSU was 5-0 in those games...Finished with 30 100-yard all-purpose games and returned two punts for scores during his career.
All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection as an all-purpose back by The NFL Draft Report, earning second-team honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press...Played in every game, starting eleven contests...Carried 193 times for 931 yards (4.8 avg) and seven touch-downs...Caught 16 passes for 130 yards (8.1 avg)...Returned 24 kickoffs for 560 yards (23.3 avg) and 36 punts for 499 yards (13.9 avg), including a score...Ranked first in the SEC and sixth in the nation with 163.1 all-purpose yards a contest...Fumbled the ball six times, three which resulted in turnovers.
Virginia Tech...Fumbled the ball twice, as he rushed 7 times for 23 yards, had an 8-yard catch, posted a solo tackle, returned 4 punts for 52 yards and added 85 yards on 4 kickoff returns.
The Citadel...Ran 15 times for 84 yards and a pair of scores, returned 3 punts for 17 yards and had a 32-yard kickoff return.
Miami (Oh.)...Turned the ball over on a fumble, but gained 116 yards on 5 kickoff returns, 35 yards on 3 catches and 51 yards on 11 rushes.
Mississippi State...Carried 18 times for 122 yards and a 5-yard touchdown, returned 4 punts for 128 yards, including a 78-yard score and had a 36-yard kickoff return to finish the day with 286 all-purpose yards.
Louisiana-Lafayette...Scored on runs of 1 & 3 yards, adding 41 yards on a punt return.
Florida...Totaled 84 yards on 14 attempts, 3 yards on 3 catches, 14 yards on a kickoff return and 62 yards on 4 punt returns.
South Carolina...Followed with 26 carries for 113 yards and a 5-yard touchdown, adding a 4-yard catch, 2 punt returns for 23 yards and 2 kickoff returns for 61 yards (fumbled once).
Auburn...Turned the ball over on a fumble as he amassed 42 yards on 14 runs and 48 yards on 2 kickoff returns.
Kentucky...Rushed 20 times for 76 yards, returned 3 punts for 19 yards and had a 31-yard kickoff return, but also fumbled once.
Alabama...Had another fumbled turnover, but returned 5 kickoffs for 107 yards and 4 punts for 12 yards while also gaining 17 yards on a reception and 47 yards on 9 carries.
Mississippi...Had his fifth-straight game with a costly turnover (fumble), but did pick up 87 yards on 17 attempts, 21 yards on 2 catches, 12 yards on 4 punt returns and 45 yards on a pair of kickoff returns.
Arkansas...Carried 14 times for 67 yards.
Texas (Cotton Bowl)...Closed out his career with 13 runs for 85 yards and a 10-yard touchdown, 3 catches for 31 yards and 4 kickoff returns for 90 yards.
Played in eleven games, starting the SEC Championship clash...Carried 75 times for 406 yards (5.4 avg) and five touchdowns...Caught three passes for 49 yards (16.3 avg) and a score...Had 19 punt returns for 263 yards (13.8 avg) and a touchdown...Added 418 yards on 22 kickoff returns (19.0 avg)...Also started in the secondary (vs. Kentucky), recording 6 tackles (3 solos)...Averaged 94.7 all-purpose yards per game.
Tulane...Returned 2 kickoffs for 60 yards and made 2 solo tackles before leaving the game with a left knee medial collateral ligament sprain.
Utah State...Did not play (knee).
Florida...Ran for a 1-yard score.
Kentucky...Started at nickel back, making 3 tackles.
Mississippi State...Gained 46 yards with a 1-yard touchdown on 6 runs, 10 yards on a kickoff return and 30 yards on 3 punt returns.
Mississippi...Rushed 21 times for 99 yards, had a 15-yard reception, returned 2 punts for 89 yards, including a 71-yard score and had 3 kickoff returns for 63 yards before leaving the game late in the third quarter with a high ankle sprain.
Alabama...Had a 13-yard kickoff return, but missed most of the game after re-injuring his ankle.
Middle Tennessee...Returned to pick up 49 yards on 7 runs, 11 yards on 2 punt returns, 24 yards on a kickoff return and had a 25-yard touchdown
Arkansas...Gained 84 yards on 5 kickoff returns and 23 yards on 4 punt returns.
Auburn...Rushed 9 times for 49 yards and a 7-yard score, adding 52 yards on 3 punt returns.
Tennessee (SEC Championship)...Earned a starting assignment, carrying 16 times for 78 yards and a 1-yard touchdown...Also returned 2 punts for 29 yards and 3 kickoffs for 42 yards.
Illinois (Sugar Bowl)...Earned Game MVP honors as he ran for touchdowns of 4, 25, 16 & 4 yards as he totaled 122 yards on 28 attempts, 5 yards on a reception, 103 yards on 4 kickoff returns and 36 yards on 3 punt returns for a total of 266 all-purpose yards.
Played in every game, starting vs. Mississippi...Carried 123 times for 445 yards (3.6 avg) and five touchdowns...Caught nine passes for 120 yards (13.3 avg)...Ranked third in the SEC with 24 kickoff returns for 572 yards (23.8 avg) and had 27 punt returns for 298 yards (11.0 avg).
Preseason...Underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery (meniscus tear) after spring drills.
Alabama-Birmingham...Gained 32 yards and a score on 10 runs, 98 yards on 6 punt returns and 55 yards on 2 kickoff returns.
Florida...Returned 2 punts for 36 yards and 4 kickoffs for 94 yards.
Mississippi State...Totaled 79 yards on 12 attempts with a pair of touchdowns, 61 yards on 3 kick- off returns and 20 yards on a pair of punt returns.
Alabama...Had a pair of 46-yard kickoff returns and 36 yards on 9 runs.
Mississippi...In his first career start, he responded with 25 carries for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns, adding 54 yards on 3 kickoff returns.
Georgia Tech (Peach Bowl)...Rushed 8 times for 25 yards, returned 3 punts for 18 yards and gained 59 yards on 3 kickoff returns.
Freshman All-American second-team selection by The Sporting News...Knoxville News-Sentinel Freshman All-SEC team pick...Played in eleven games, carrying 64 times for 274 yards (4.3 avg) and three touchdowns...Caught 13 passes for 94 yards (7.2 avg)...Returned 25 kickoffs for 618 yards (24.7 avg) and 12 punts for 66 yards (5.5 avg).
San Jose State...Scored his first career touchdown on a 32-yard scamper and returned 3 kickoffs for 73 yards.
North Texas...Rushed 17 times for 109 yards and a 31-yard touchdown.
Auburn...Picked up 102 yards on 3 kickoff returns, 23 yards on 2 punt returns and 11 yards on 4 runs.
Georgia...Followed with 5 kickoff returns for 103 yards.
Alabama...Had 3 kickoff returns for 102 yards.
Arkansas...Ran 4 times for 39 yards and a score.
Underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery (torn meniscus) after 2000 spring drills...Sat out the 2001 Utah State game after suffering a left knee medial collateral ligament sprain the previous week vs. Tulane...Sat out the fourth quarter of the 2001 Mississippi game with a high ankle sprain...Re-injured the ankle the following week in the first quarter vs. Alabama, sitting out the rest of the game.
Campus Agility Tests
4.56 in the 40-yard dash...365-pound bench press...286-pound power clean...31.5-inch vertical jump...30 1/8-inch arm length...8 7/8-inch hands...Right-handed...7/16 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
30 9 21 4.63 2.72 1.63 22 32 1/2 9'4" 4.47 7.32
Attended Breaux Bridge (La.) High...Class 3A All-State and Defensive MVP...6-3A All District Offensive and Defensive MVP...Ranked No. 29 on The Sporting News Top 100...Led team to District 6-3A title and quarterfinals of Class 3A playoffs...Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100, The Advocate's Super Dozen, the Times Picayune's Top 20 Blue Chip List, Tiger Rag's Dirty Dozen, Purple & Gold's Great Eight, Louisiana Football All-Louisiana Team...In his senior year, he had 2204 all-purpose yards...Averaged 25.8 yards per punt return and 41.2 yards on kickoffs, returned three kickoffs and two punts for scores...Rushed for 1242 yards and 20 touchdowns...At cornerback, he made 104 tackles and had nine interceptions... Coached by Mike Mowad.
General Studies major...Is an outstanding artist...Breeds pit bulls and even has a pit bull tattooed on his chest...Father is Timothy Broussard and mom is Angela Davis...Born 10/01/80 in Lafayette, Louisiana...Resides in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
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