Alley Broussard
PositionRunning back
Personal information
Born: (1983-09-06) September 6, 1983 (age 40)
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career history
Bowl games
High schoolScott (LA) Acadiana
Career highlights and awards

Alley Joseph Broussard III (born September 6, 1983) is a former college football running back for the LSU Tigers football team of Louisiana State University, and the Missouri Southern Lions football team of Missouri Southern State University. He was a part of LSU's 2003 team that won the BCS National Championship. Against Ole Miss in 2004, Broussard rushed for 250 yards, setting the LSU single-game rushing record. The record stood until 2016, when it was surpassed by a 284-yard performance from Leonard Fournette,[1] also against Ole Miss.

Early life

Broussard was born in Lafayette, Louisiana to Alley Jr. and Liz Broussard. He played football at Acadiana High School in Scott, Louisiana. In 2001, he rushed for a school single-game record 321 yards against New Iberia, and in 2002 set school records with six touchdowns and 36 points against Carencro.[2] He rushed for 2,252 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior and 1,910 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior.[3] Broussard was rated by as the fourth best running back prospect in the nation for the class of 2003.[4]

College career


Broussard committed to play football for Louisiana State University. During the majority of his career, he split playing time at LSU with running backs Joseph Addai and Justin Vincent. As a freshman in 2003, Broussard had 85 carries for 389 yards and four touchdowns on the season.[5] In the tenth game of the 2004 season, in a 27–24 win over Ole Miss, Broussard rushed for 250 yards on 26 carries and had three touchdowns.[6] His 250 rushing yards set an LSU single-game record,[7][8] since surpassed several times. He finished the season with 142 carries for 867 yards and ten touchdowns.[9] He had 109 yards in LSU's Capital One Bowl loss to Iowa, including a 74-yard touchdown run.[9][10]

He suffered a knee injury during fall practice the following year,[11] which kept him out for the entire 2005 season after a setback due to an infection after surgery.[12] He received a medical redshirt allowing him an extra year of college football eligibility. He struggled early in the 2006 season and was not able to establish himself in the starting lineup.[13] His most productive game that season was in week six against Fresno State, as he had five carries for 67 yards and a touchdown.[14][15] He finished the season with 74 carries for 281 yards and four touchdowns.[15] Broussard left the LSU football team during the summer before the 2007 season, stating "My heart is no longer in it."[16][17] He ended his LSU career with 1,537 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns over three seasons.[17]

Missouri Southern

Broussard was soon contacted by a number of lower-division schools, among them North Alabama and Arkansas Tech. A month later he transferred to Missouri Southern State University to play for the Missouri Southern Lions of Division II.[18][19] After sitting out the first game of the 2007 season against Haskell Indian Nations University, he came into the game in the second half against Harding in week two and rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown. It was his most yards rushing in a game since his 250-yard game in November 2004. "It feels so good," said Broussard. "Just tell everyone I'm back—everything's back."[18]

Later life

In March 2008, Broussard was allowed to attend LSU's pro day in preparation for the 2008 NFL draft. He ran a 4.75-second 40-yard dash, did 21 bench press repetitions, and had a 28 and a half inch vertical jump.[20] He was not drafted and did not play professionally. He returned to his hometown Lafayette, where he lives as of 2016 with his daughter and fiancee Steven.[21]

See also


  1. ^ "Leonard Fournette breaks LSU single-game rushing record". 2016-10-22.
  2. ^ "Acadiana High School Football Records". Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Alley Broussard Bio". July 24, 2007. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "Rivals - Alley Broussard". Yahoo Inc. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Alley Broussard 2003 Game Log". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mississippi at Louisiana State Box Score, November 20, 2004". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Broussard sets record in victory". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press. November 21, 2004. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "No. 14 LSU 27 Mississippi 24". The Daily News. November 21, 2004. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Alley Broussard 2004 Game Log". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  10. ^ "Iowa vs. Louisiana State". USA Today. January 1, 2005. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "LSU Running Back Broussard Will Have Surgery". The Item. August 19, 2005. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "Injuries keep several LSU players sidelined". The Tuscaloosa News. February 2, 2006. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  13. ^ "SEC West Notebook - LSU". TimesDaily. Associated Press. October 9, 2006. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  14. ^ Martel, Brett (October 21, 2006). "Another lopsided win for Tigers". TimesDaily. Associated Press. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Alley Broussard 2006 Game Log". Sports-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  16. ^ "LSU's Alley Broussard quits team". USA Today. Associated Press. July 24, 2007. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  17. ^ a b ESPN (July 24, 2007). "LSU running back Broussard leaves team". Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Broussard a star once again". TimesDaily. Associated Press. September 14, 2007. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  19. ^ Mcintyre, Jeff (August 18, 2007). "Broussard decides against UNA". TimesDaily. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  20. ^ Brandt, Gil. "Pro day workout updates". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  21. ^ Doucet, Jacques (October 1, 2015). "Jacques Talk: Alley Broussard says, 'It would be an honor' for Fournette to break his LSU record". WAFB. Retrieved March 21, 2016.