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Michigan State Spartans – No. 23
PositionRunning back
Personal information
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career history
Bowl games
High schoolBishop Lynch
(Dallas, Texas)
Career highlights and awards

Jarek Broussard is an American football running back for the Michigan State Spartans.

Early life and high school

Broussard grew up in Dallas, Texas and attended Bishop Lynch High School. As a senior, he rushed for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns on 63 carries while catching 22 passes for 360 yards and three touchdowns. Broussard was rated a three-star recruit and committed to play college football at Colorado over offers from Colorado State, Houston, Illinois, and TCU.[1]

College career

Broussard redshirted as a true freshman after suffering a knee injury in practice in early September.[2][3] As a sophomore, Broussard rushed for 895 yards and five touchdowns on 156 attempts and was named first team All-Pac-12 Conference and the conference Offensive Player of the Year.[4][5] He was named the conference Offensive Player of the Week twice, including after rushing for 301 yards against Arizona on December 5, 2020, in a 24–13 win over Arizona.[6][7]


  1. ^ Singer, Mike (December 20, 2017). "Colorado Football Signee: Jarek Broussard".
  2. ^ "CU's Jarek Broussard confident in starting as Buffs running back". The Denver Post. November 13, 2020.
  3. ^ Graham, Pat (November 10, 2020). "Top of his game: CU's Broussard shines after 2 knee injuries". Associated Press.
  4. ^ Nguyen, Joe (December 22, 2020). "Karl Dorrell, Jarek Broussard earn Pac-12 honors; 6 CU Buffs named to all-conference teams". The Denver Post.
  5. ^ "Broussard, Jefferson headline AP All-Pac-12 football team". The Washington Post. December 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "Colorado's Jarek Broussard named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after 300-yard performance at Arizona". Yahoo Sports.
  7. ^ Keeler, Sean (December 19, 2020). "Keeler: Thank you, Karl Dorrell. You, too, Jarek Broussard. CU Buffs produced a football season to remember during a 2020 we'd rather forget". The Denver Post.