|Height: 6-0 | Weight: 250 | College: Citadel|
Positives Has a thick, solid frame with a strong, muscular build, big bubble, thick thighs and calves. Has good initial quickness and foot speed, showing enough acceleration to clear the line of scrimmage. Plays with good balance and is able to keep his feet while pushing the pile. Has adequate change of direction agility to make upfield cuts. Strong downhill runner who will create his own holes with his strength when he cannot find a free lane. Has the body lean and forward push to be much more effective between tackles than on the outside. Plays at a proper pad level, maintaining balance through his run. The type of runner who can move the chains back and consistently gains yards after initial contact. Has the upper body strength to run through arm tackles. Has the speed to get open up a seam in the passing game. Looks natural catching the ball, but is better in the short area than on deep routes (hip stiffness). Shows the ability to catch outside the body's frame. Takes on defenders with force as a blocker.
Negatives Has good field awareness and will retain plays, but does not always anticipate defensive coverage or see the play develop. Will miss the cut back or run through the wrong holes at times. Lacks the hip swerve and lateral agility to bounce outside. Has the power to break tackles, but will get brought down by low tackles trying to navigate through trash. Needs to show more aggression in his play. Lacks the second gear needed to pull away from defenders in the open. Lack of flexibility makes him struggle trying to get into gear on long routes and is better when catching in the short area. Has problems moving his feet and sliding in pass protection, lacking proper hand technique to gain leverage as a blocker.
Started the first ten games at tailback On a second quarter run in the Chattanooga contest, his leg gave out and had to be carted off the field Tests revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Underwent reconstructive surgery, missing the final two games vs. Virginia Military Institute and East Tennessee State Still managed to lead the team with 778 yards on 165 carries (4.7 avg) and eight touchdowns Third on the team with 21 catches for 239 yards (11.4 avg) and two scores Also made a solo tackle Gained 1,017 all-purpose yards Did not fumble the ball and lost only 47 yards on his 165 rushing attempts.
2003 GAME Analysis
Delaware Made a solo tackle and gained 37 yards on 12 runs, capping a 12-play, 87-yard drive in the third quarter with a 3-yard touchdown burst.
Western Carolina Rushed 22 times for 57 yards and a 1-yard score that concluded an 80-yard, 10-play drive in the first quarter Also snared four passes for 67 yards.
Appalachian State Followed with eight attempts for 59 yards and a 33-yard score.
Elon Piled up 147 yards on 14 chances with three touchdowns and caught four passes for 51 yards.
Furman Carried 28 times for 159 yards and gained 14 yards on a pair of grabs.
Georgia Southern Picked up 127 yards on 28 tries with a pair of scores and made three catches for 9 yards.
Chattanooga Ran 11 times for 50 yards and had touchdown receptions of 18 and 35 yards on tosses from QB Willie Simmons On a first-&-10 run from the Chattanooga 37 in the second quarter, Nemo suffered what he first thought was an ankle sprain, but tests in the locker room revealed a torn ACL in his left knee, finishing his season.
All-Southern Conference second-team choice Played in every game, starting five contests at tailback and two more at fullback Led the team with a career-high 1038 yards and eleven touchdowns on 224 carries (4.6 avg) Caught 18 passes for 181 yards (10.1 avg) and a score Added 32 yards on a pair of kickoff returns Also made two tackles
Fumbled the ball four times, with the opposition turning three of those miscues into scores Lost 45 yards on his 224 rushing attempts Ran for over 100 yards in six contests.
2002 GAME ANALYSIS
Louisiana State Capped a 14-play, 81-yard drive in the third quarter with a 1-yard touch-down run, gaining 15 yards on six carries, 6 yards on a catch and also made an assisted tackle.
Western Carolina Had the first 100-yard game of his career, totaling 121 yards on 14 attempts and 32 yards on two kickoff returns.
Appalachian State Turned the ball over once on a fumble, picking up 100 yards on 24 tries and 60 yards on five receptions.
Wyoming Turned the ball over again on a fumble, but collected a season-high 175 yards on 33 carries and 52 yards on five catches.
East Tennessee Recorded a solo tackle, but also had another fumble for the third-straight game Finished with 19 runs for 99 yards and touchdowns of 2 & 12 yards.
Georgia Southern Added20 rushes for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Chattanooga Had 28 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown.
Virginia Military Institute Followed with 30 runs for 111 yards and a score, adding 30 yards on three receptions.
Charleston Southern Closed out the season with 32 yards on three catches and 109 yards with a touchdown on 22 carries.
Appeared in eight games, seeing action mostly as a blocking back Carried 13 times for 34 yards (2.6 avg) and a touchdown Ran three times for 11 yards and a 2-yard score vs. South Carolina State Followed with five runs for 14 yards vs. East Tennessee.
1999: Suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee as a junior in high school. He did not have surgery and the ligament would again tear in 2003.
2003: Sat out the East Tennessee and Virginia Military Institute games after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the second quarter of the Chattanooga game (11/08). Nehemiah underwent reconstructive surgery to repair his knee on Nov. 21 Was held out of 2004 preseason drills to continue his rehabilitation.
Business Administration/Sports Management major Son of Sandra Broughton and Nehemiah Broughton Sr .Born 11/04/82 Resides in North Charleston, South Carolina.
CAMPUS: 4.63 in the 40-yard dash 410-pound bench press 670-pound squat 340-pound power clean Right-handed 15/21 Wonderlic score. COMBINE: 4.61 in the 40-yard dash 2.7 20-yard dash 1.61 10-yard dash 4.28 20-yard shuttle 11.91 60-yard shuttle 7.54 three-cone drill 30-inch vertical jump 9'0" broad jump Bench-pressed 225 pounds 25 times 32 3/8-inch arm length 9 4/4-inch hands 18 Wonderlic score.
Attended North Charleston (S.C.) High School, playing football for coach Nelson Huggins All-State and All-Low Country selection as a senior Rushed for 1,670 yards and 23 touchdowns during his final campaign and played in the North-South All-Star game.