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Nathan Broussard
Player Profile:
Nathan Broussard 1250272
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Plano, TX
High School: Plano West HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Twitter: @nategb22 | @calfootball
Instagram: nategb22 | cal_football

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2015 | 2012

Broussard returned to action as a 2015 senior after missing each of the previous two campaigns with season-ending injuries suffered in training camp. He played in 24 career games with four starts all as a redshirt freshman in 2012 and senior in 2015, recording a combined 33 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-25 yards), 3.0 sacks (-21 yards), one pass breakup, two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble.

Cal Career (2011-15)

  • Returned to the field for his 2015 senior season after missing each of the two previous campaigns in 2013 and 2014 after suffering season-ending injuries in training camp both times
  • Played in 24 games with four starts all as a redshirt freshman in 2012 and senior in 2015, recording a combined 33 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-25 yards), 3.0 sacks (-21 yards), one pass breakup, two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble
  • Recorded career highs of 18 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards) and 3.0 sacks (-21 yards) as a 2012 freshman
  • Had a career-high seven tackles vs. San Diego State as a senior, as well as a career-high-tying 1.0 sack and 1.0 tackle for loss in back-to-back games vs. UCLA and at Washington State with a career-high -13 sack and tackle for loss yards against the Cougars all as a redshirt freshman
  • Changed to his current No. 22 beginning with 2012 spring practices after wearing No. 32 in his first campaign with the Cal program in 2011

Junior (2015)

  • Returned to the field for the first time since his 2012 freshman season and played in all 13 games off the bench, contributing 16 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) as well as his first career forced fumble at UCLA, his first career pass breakup, and his second career quarterback hurry
  • Recorded a career-high seven tackles, a season-high 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) and his lone career pass breakup against San Diego State
  • Also had three stops in the season-opener against Gramblin State, two at UCLA, and one each vs. Washington State, at Utah, at Oregon and in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force
  • Added one quarterback hurry vs. Washington State
  • Missed spring practices including the spring game due to injury

Junior (2014)

  • Did not play due to his second consecutive season-ending injury in training camp
  • Did not play in the spring game or participate in contact during spring practices due to injury

Sophomore (2013)

  • Did not play due to his first of two consecutive season-ending injuries suffered in training camp
  • Had a strong spring game with five tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (-9 yards) with the TFL accounting for one point for the defense in a scoring system that rewarded the defense for certain plays

Freshman (2012)

  • Played in 11 games with four starts, recording career highs of 18 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards) and 3.0 sacks (-21 yards), as well as a career-high-tying one quarterback hurry
  • Second on the team in sack yards, while he was tied for third in sacks and tackle for loss yards
  • Started the first three games of his career in consecutive fashion at Washington State, vs. Stanford and at Utah, while also taking the first snap on defense in the season finale at Oregon State
  • Had at least 0.5 sacks and tackles for loss in four consecutive contests vs. Arizona State, vs. UCLA, at Washington State and vs. Stanford
  • Posted a season-high five tackles vs. Oregon
  • Had the biggest sack of his career with a 13-yarder among his three tackles at Washington State, also adding his first of two career quarterback hurries
  • Had three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) vs. Southern Utah
  • Picked up two tackles and a career-high-tying 1.0 tackle for loss (-3 yards) and 1.0 sack (-3 yards) in a victory over Pac-12 Southern Division champion UCLA
  • Also had two tackles vs. Stanford, adding 0.5 tackles for loss (-3 yards) and 0.5 sacks (-3 yards)
  • Had single tackles vs. Arizona State, at Utah and at Oregon State, adding 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) and 0.5 sacks (-2 yards) against the Sun Devils
  • Had one tackle in the spring game

Freshman (2011)

  • Redshirted
  • Did not play
  • Named Scout Team Player of the Year on special teams

Plano West HS (Class of 2011)

  • Posted four-year career totals of 178 tackles, 5.0 sacks and one interception
  • Recorded 60 tackles, 2.0 sacks and one pass breakup as a 2010 senior to earn first-team All-District 8/5A honors and second-team All-Collin County recognition
  • Was a District 8/5A honorable mention choice as a 2009 junior when he had 69 tackles, 0.5 sacks, five pass breakups and one fumble recovery
  • Contributed 41 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception and one pass breakup in his 2008 sophomore season to earn District 8/5A Defensive Newcomer of the Year and second-team All-Collin County selections
  • Also a shot put and discus thrower on the track and field squad for his last three prep seasons from 2009-11

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2011)

  • A three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout
  • ESPN listed him as the nation's No. 35 inside linebacker, while he was rated as a defensive end at No. 143 nationally by Scout

Other

  • Full name is Nathan Gabriel Broussard
  • Born August 29, 1993
  • Parents are Rhett and Lisa Broussard
  • Major is American studies

Broussard's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 7 (vs. San Diego State, 2015)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (twice, last at Washington State, 2012)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 13 (at Washington State, 2012)
Sacks: 1.0 (twice, last at Washington State, 2012)
Sack Yards: 13 (at Washington State, 2012)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (at UCLA, 2015)
Pass Breakup: 1 (vs. San Diego State, 2015)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (twice, last vs. Washington State, 2015) 

Last Updated
March 16, 2016

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