A hard-nosed right-handed pitcher who produces good movement on a fastball that hits the low 90s and has shown signs of effective off-speed stuff that will continue to develop ... suffered an ulnar collateral tear in his pitching elbow in the summer of 2012 while playing in the Cape Cod League, and he will receive a medical redshirt for the 2012 season as he rehabilitates after surgery ... product of the same high school as LSU all-time saves leader Matty Ott.
Recorded a 4-1 mark with a 3.73 ERA in 19 appearances (six starts) for the Tigers during their 2012 SEC Championship season ... registered 12 walks and 45 strikeouts in 41 innings, and he limited opponents to a .234 batting average ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief outing vs. Mississippi State in SEC Tournament (May 23); allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts ... effective four innings as a starter on May 1 vs. Tulane - allowed one run on four hits in four innings with two BB and four strikeouts ... solid three innings as a starter on April 25 versus Southeastern Louisiana - allowed one run on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts ... posted career highs of 6.1 innings and eight strikeouts to defeat Alcorn State on April 10 ... earned victory over Louisiana-Lafayette (March 28), working two scoreless and hitless innings with one walk and three strikeouts ... earned relief win over Grambling (Feb. 28), recording five strikeouts in 2.2 innings
Appeared in 14 games (one start), recording an 0-1 mark and a 5.19 ERA in 26 innings with nine walks and 28 strikeouts ... brilliant relief outing at Nicholls State (March 16); entered the game in the first inning after Nicholls had scored six runs and worked six innings, allowing just one run on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts - Broussard's effort allowed LSU to rebound for a 12-8 win ... recorded five strikeouts in three innings of work versus Louisiana-Lafayette (March 22) ... fired two scoreless innings versus McNeese State (March 30), allowing no hits with three strikeouts in a 6-0 LSU victory ... made first career collegiate start at Tulane (April 5), allowing three earned runs in 3.1 innings with a three strikeouts in a 7-5 LSU win.
2010 First-Team All-State and the All-Metro New Orleans Player of the Year ... also named district MVP in 2009 and 2010, and he served as team captain ... three-time All-Metro New Orleans and four-time All-District selection during his career ... batted .478 as a junior with 40 RBI and eight homers while recording an 8-3 mark and four saves on the mound ... hit .498 as a sophomore with 46 RBI and seven homers while posting a 7-2 record and two saves.
Full name is Joe Neville Broussard ... parents are Derel and Harriet Broussard ... has one older brother and one older sister ... majoring in sports administration-leadership at LSU ... born January 28, 1991.
Broussard's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 6.1 vs. Alcorn State (4/10/12)
Strikeouts: 8 vs. Alcorn State (4/10/12)
Hits Allowed: 5 three times; most recently vs. Alcorn State (4/10/12)
Runs: 4 twice; most recently vs. Grambling (2/28/12)
Earned Runs: 4 vs. Grambling (2/28/12)
Walks: 3 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (3/22/11)