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John Broussard
No. 15     Detroit Lions
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: December 18, 1983 (1983-12-18) (age 26)
Place of birth: Kingwood, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
College: San José State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 229
Debuted in 2007 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Receptions     4
Receiving yards     126
Touchdowns     1
Stats at

John Broussard (born December 18, 1983 in Kingwood, Texas) is an American football wide receiver who is on the practice squad of the Detroit Lions. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at San José State.

Broussard has also been a member of the New York Giants and Chicago Bears. He is the younger brother of San Jose SaberCats wide receiver Jamall Broussard.


College career

As a senior at San Jose State, Broussard helped the Spartans to a victory in the inaugural New Mexico Bowl as well as helping SJSU to its first winning season in 6 years.

Professional career


Jacksonville Jaguars

On September 9, 2007, in the Jaguars first regular season game, Broussard caught the first pass of his career, a 47-yard touchdown pass from quarterback David Garrard. Broussard was waived by the Jaguars on August 26, 2008.

New York Giants

Broussard was signed to the practice squad of the New York Giants on September 24, 2008 after wide receiver Taye Biddle was promoted to the active roster. Broussard was released on October 8 to make room for Biddle on the practice squad.

Chicago Bears

Broussard was signed to the practice squad of the Chicago Bears on October 15, 2008. After finishing the season on the practice squad, he was re-signed to a future contract on December 29, 2008.

The Bears waived Broussard on August 31, 2009.

Detroit Lions

After being waived by the Bears Broussard was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad.


Broussard's brother Jamall, who also went to San Jose State, played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers as a return specialist in 2004.

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