Steve Broussard
Date of birth: (1967-02-22) February 22, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
 As player:
Atlanta Falcons
Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks
Playing stats at
For the punter, see Steve Broussard (American football punter).

Steve Nelson Broussard (born February 22, 1967) is currently an assistant football coach for the UCLA Bruins. 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 careerEdit

Broussard starred at Washington State from 1985 to 1989. He led the Pac-10 in receiving as a sophomore and rushing as a junior. 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.[1]

Pro careerEdit

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.


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
1990Atlanta Falcons131264543.6504241606.7180
1991Atlanta Falcons14994494.53641212010.0251
1992Atlanta Falcons15843634.327111968.7241
1993Atlanta Falcons8392065.3261144.040
1994Cincinnati Bengals13944034.3372342186.4250
1995Seattle Seahawks15462224.821110949.4250
1996Seattle Seahawks12151067.12616284.390
1997Seattle Seahawks16704186.0775241436.0201
1998Seattle Seahawks15540.8304215.3160
Career Totals 12157826254.577191268827.0253
  • Stats that are highlighted show career high

Coaching careerEdit

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. Feeling pressure from administration, Broussard resigned as DRHS head football coach after 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 continued working as an assistant coach 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.[1]


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