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Nick Brossette
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Brossette in 2018
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-03-12) March 12, 1996 (age 24)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:University High School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Career history
  • New England Patriots (2019)*
  • Detroit Lions (2019)*
  • DC Defenders (2020)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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Nick Brossette (born March 12, 1996) is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football at LSU. He played for the DC Defenders of the XFL in 2020.

Early years[edit]

Brossette was a 4-star recruit from University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He committed to LSU on August 23, 2013.[1]

College career[edit]

During his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons, Brossette did not see much playing time due to competition from Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice. During his senior season, he ran for 1,039 yards and 14 touchdowns.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
30 in
(0.76 m)
8 58 in
(0.22 m)
4.72 s 4.44 s 7.38 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
118 in
(3.00 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Patriots signed him as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2019. During his preseason debut against the Detroit Lions, he ran for 66 yards and a touchdown.[4] He was waived by the Patriots on August 31, 2019. [5] He was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad on September 12, 2019. He was later released that same day, and was resigned by the Lions on September 18, 2019.[6] He was released by the Lions again on September 24, 2019.[7]

Brossette was signed by the DC Defenders of the XFL during mini-camp in December 2019. He rushed for 75 yards and his first XFL touchdown against the Los Angeles Wildcats on February 23, 2020. He finished the season with 87 rushing yards.[8] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[9]


  1. "Nick Brossette, University Lab, Running Back". 247sports.com. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  2. "Former LSU RB, University High product Nick Brossette signed by the New England Patriots". The Advocate. April 28, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  3. https://www.nfl.com/prospects/nick-brossette?id=32194252-4f20-1495-bf7c-3f5bd5022357
  4. https://www.espn.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=401128155
  5. https://www.patspulpit.com/2019/8/31/20842594/2019-new-england-patriots-roster-cuts-nfl-preseason-rushing-leader-nick-brossette-waived
  6. https://lionswire.usatoday.com/2019/09/18/lions-re-sign-rb-nick-brossette-to-practice-squad-release-de-jonathan-wynn/
  7. www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/nick-brossette-let-go-from-lions-practice-squad/amp/
  8. https://stats.xfl.com/Player/10064
  9. Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.

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