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August 22, 2013

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PORT ARTHUR — 3) Spotlight on PN-G’s Bradley Broussard

    Indians fans at the scrimmage against Hamshire-Fannett last week probably noticed outside linebacker Bradley Broussard. He was wearing No. 35 and practically lived in the Longhorn backfield with his speed off the edge.

    Broussard should be a familiar name by now, as he played at a pretty high level last season for the Indians, too. But, one of the consequences of a 2-8 season is that breakout players tend to get overlooked by the end of the campaign.

    That shouldn’t be the case for Broussard this year, as his play on the field will get him noticed. His character, though, is what stands out to head coach Brandon Faircloth.

    “He’s consistent,” Faircloth said. “He’s as steady of a player as we have. You always know what you’re getting. You’re getting a hard worker and a good athlete. He’s a great kid. If you could have your son be like, I’d put him in that group. He’s a great leader.”

    Broussard brings plenty of on-the-field prowess to the Indians linebacking corps. His speed makes him quite a weapon against teams, as he’s able to both drop into pass coverage and get to the quarterback with ease.

    “He’s a safety that plays outside linebacker,” Faircloth said. “He’s got good range. He’s got speed and he’s strong. He’s a big-time player for us. We have to get everyone else playing at his level, because he’s a great player for our defense.”

    David Coleman is a sportswriter for the Port Arthur News. He can be emailed at dcoleman@panews.com and found on Twitter at @MDavidColeman.

 

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