Senior # 44 Joe Broadus is back in action after an injury, which required surgery, kept him out of the game through most of the regular season schedule. According to offensive Coordinator Jon Bradley, “Joe has dealt with a lot of adversity. He had the injury in the spring, surgery, and has done all the rehab and put in the work to get back. He has done a very good job getting back into the swing of things. He will be a great addition as we make a push through the playoffs.”
Broadus plays linebacker, running back, defensive end and nose for the Greyhounds. Head Coach Mark Hindsley states, “Joe has been our go-to guy the last two years and we were all crushed when he heard the news he might miss his senior season due to a knee injury. Joe has always been a guy that we could lean on to get a big play or hard yards. Nobody will ever forget Harding game a couple of years back. When Joe returned, it was a breath of fresh air seeing him back on the field. We wanted this for him as a senior and for the team. Joe loves football and it is great to see him back doing what he loves.”
Broadus joined the Newport Football Program as a Freshman in 2015. Joe wears jersey # 44. When asked about why the # 44, he answered that it brings “double luck.” With athletic talent and ability, Broadus is blessed with toughness. According to Hooten’s, “He knows where the hole is each play and explodes through it. When he’s healthy and fresh, you can’t tackle him one-on-one.”
Joe is fun-loving and loves the game of football, and especially his family of teammates. Joe is closest to Jagger Robinson and Conner Prince. As for a favorite coach, Joe gravitates toward Coach Colton Lowery who is new to the Greypup Staff this year. Academically, Mrs. Candice Long is a Broadus favorite teacher and JROTC is his best class. After graduation, Broadus plans to pursue a career working on an oil rig. Outside of school and football, he loves hunting and fishing and spending time with his son.
When asked about pre-game rituals, Joe was quick to respond that after the team prayer, he spends time praying to his who passed away. Through adversity Joe Broadus is back in the orange helmet ready to tackle the playoffs and complete his senior season as a champion.