| Date of birth: August 19, 1892|
|Date of death: Unknown|
|College: Syracuse, Fordham|
|Debuted in 1924 for the Providence Steam Roller|
|Last played in 1926 for the Providence Steam Roller|
|Career highlights and awards|
Joseph Peter "Speed" Breheney was a professional football player and coach with the Providence Steam Roller of the National Football League. Born in Ireland, he later changed the spelling of his name to Joe Braney. In 1924 Braney was the coach of the Steam Roller as they were still an independent team. He was replaced during the team's first season in the league, 1926, by Archie Golembeski just before the season began.
Prior to his professional career, Braney played at the college level while attending Syracuse and Fordham University. In 1915 he was a letter winner for the Orange, while in 1916 he earned a letter playing for the Rams.
- Syracuse University All-time Letterwinners
- "Grid Iron Squad Honored". New York Times (New York Times Publishing) December (19): 8. December 19, 1916. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9401E4D81F3FE233A2575AC1A9649D946796D6CF. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
- Gill, Bob. "Providence Starts Rolling". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association): 1–3. http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Providence_Starts_Rolling.pdf.