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Former Washington State University star and NFL player Steve Broussard joined the staff at UCLA in December of 2011 after serving two seasons as wide receivers coach for Arizona State.
In his first season with the Bruins, Broussard directed a running back group headed by senior Johnathan Franklin, who set new school season (1,734 yards) and career (4,403) rushing marks in 2012 on his way to earning All-America honors. Franklin, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, also set a school record with nine 100-yard rushing games in the 2012 season and established new marks for both career (4,925) and season (2,062) all-purpose yardage.
In 2011, ASU ranked 10th in the nation in passing offense (316.7 yds/g) and receiver Gerell Robinson ranked ninth in the nation with 107. 5 receiving yards per game. During the 2010 season, Broussard's receiving corps ranked 15th in the nation (286.4) and totaled 279 receptions for 3,437 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Broussard came to ASU after having served as the running backs and special teams coach at his alma mater, Washington State University from 2007-2009. Prior to that, Broussard coached running backs and wide receivers at Portland State University from 2004 to 2006. During the 2004 season, the team led the Big Sky conference in rushing, averaging 204.4 yards per game. Previously, he served as the offensive coordinator for Diamond Ranch High School in 2001, before being named head coach in 2002. He began his coaching career at Don Lugo High in Chino, Calif. as the offensive coordinator in 2000.
Broussard was a standout player in both college and professional football. He was selected with the 20th pick in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons after a brilliant career at Washington State. Broussard rushed for 1,472 yards, caught 48 passes and scored 12 touchdowns in four years with Atlanta. In his rookie year, he rushed for 454 yards and scored four touchdowns. Broussard joined the Cincinnati Bengals in 1994 and rushed for 403 yards and caught 43 passes. In 1995, Broussard became a Seahawk and played his final four seasons in the NFL in Seattle. He put together his best year with the Seahawks in 1997, when he gained 418 yards and caught 24 passes. Spending a total of nine years in the NFL, Broussard finished his career with 578 rushing attempts, 2,625 rushing yards, 126 receptions for 882 receiving yards and 22 combined rushing and receiving touchdowns.
As a collegiate performer at Washington State, Broussard was named to the Pacific-10 Conference's second-team as a running back after his sophomore season in which he led the Cougars in receiving with 59 catches for 701 yards with three touchdowns. During his junior year, he rushed for 1,280 yards, which ranked seventh nationally and first in the Pac-10. Broussard was only the second player in conference history to lead the league in receiving one year and rushing the next. Ranking first in the Pac-10 for all-purpose running his senior year, Broussard averaged 162.7 yards per game. He finished second in rushing with 1,237 yards, just 32 yards behind the leading rusher.
Broussard completed his college career ranked third on the WSU all-time single-season list with 3,054 yards. He finished fifth in receiving with 120 receptions. He ranked seventh on the Pac-10 list with 4,635 all-purpose yards. He attended Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles.
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