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NSU honors Broussard before home opener against Southern
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NSU athletic officials Adam Jonson and Greg Burke, joined by Mike Newton, met with William Broussard, the two-time Demon All-America center, now Southern’s director of athletics, during Saturday’s NSU-Southern football game. From left are Jonson, Burke, Broussard and Newton. Photo by Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services.
NSU athletic officials Adam Jonson and Greg Burke, joined by Mike Newton, met with William Broussard, the two-time Demon All-America center, now Southern’s director of athletics, during Saturday’s NSU-Southern football game. From left are Jonson, Burke, Broussard and Newton. Photo by Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services.
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One of the more decorated football players in Northwestern State history, Dr. William Broussard, was the Exchange Bank Demon Great of the Game as Northwestern State played host to Southern on Saturday night in Turpin Stadium.

Broussard, 34, was an All-America center in 1998 and 1999 for Coach Sam Goodwin's Demons. He was a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete who received nearly $25,000 in postgraduate scholarships, and he earned his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Arizona. He worked at NSU for more than four years.

He returned from Arizona in February 2007 to NSU as assistant athletics director, executive director of the NSU Athletic Association and was promoted to associate athletics director. He was the primary fundraiser for Northwestern athletics and oversaw marketing and corporate sponsorship, also handling football game management duties among other administrative responsibilities.

Broussard left Northwestern in 2011 to become director of athletics at Centenary College in Shreveport as that university transitioned downward from NCAA Division I to Division III status. He was named athletic director at Southern-Baton Rouge in May 2012.

Broussard is one of the more acclaimed student-athletes ever at NSU, and went on to become a successful fundraiser. During his tenure in charge of the NSU Athletic Association, rebranded in 2007 as the Demon Victory Fund, new benchmarks were set for annual unrestricted support of NSU Athletics. There were four consecutive total attainment records set as the largest scholarship endowment and largest planned gift in NSU Athletics history were received.

Records were also established for Select 100 members (197 who gave at least $1,000 annually), annual commitments to the Endowed Scholarship Program (9) and gift-in-kind donations.

He also served as an assistant professor of journalism and communications at NSU, was president of the Natchitoches Lions Club and was the Southland Conference representative on the National Association of Athletic Directors of Development.

A Crowley native, Broussard was a 2000 graduate, with distinction, of the Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern. He is married to the former Kendra Peters, a Lady Demon volleyball player during the couple's days as undergraduates at NSU.

Broussard played on the Demons' 1997 and 1998 Southland Conference championship football teams.

The Demon Great of the Game, presented by Exchange Bank and Trust of Natchitoches, spotlights some of the most outstanding performers in the 105-year history of NSU football. Exchange Bank has been a key supporter of NSU Athletics throughout its long history as the oldest financial institution in Natchitoches.
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