Johnson C. Smith senior and defensive back Reggie Broughton was an All-CIAA defender. He is also the younger brother of Luther Broughton, who has played in the NFL with both Carolina and Philadelphia. Broughton played one year at UT-Chattanooga before transferring to Johnson C. Smith is a big hitter with great range.
"As a big guy at the safety position I can do more then tackle and be the guy who play close to the line of scrimmage. I can cover I can play man to man or zone and match up. I have the ability to always be around the ball," said Broughton.
Last year Broughton had 82 tackles and one interception, which he returned for a score. He played six games at strong safety and four at free safety this season. He mostly played closer to the line of scrimmage, and was used at SS, FS, OLB and even CB over the past three seasons. As a junior he had fifty-five tackles, four interceptions and seven pass breakups, playing mostly cornerback, as the team used him as almost a match-up defender from week-to-week.
"It was great going from sitting out a year and half to coming in a playing cornerback and being a shut down type of a guy," Broughton said. "It was hard going from UT-Chattanooga to Smith because we had limited things at the school so you had to make due with what we had."
Broughton compares himself to John Lynch of the Tampa Buccaneers, and knows that sometimes is not about the 40 time but about game speed.
"Just like Lynch I can bring it, I'm a big hitter, I might not have the greatest 40 time but what I have is game speed. Once I get on the field I know what needs to be done and how to get the job done to help the team and defense win," Broughton explained.
Broughton has great raw skills he has shown a nose for the football with good football IQ. He is also a very coachable player. Broughton is 6-0, 220 pounds,runs a 4.61 40, has a 36'' vertical jump, and has done 225 pounds 19 times. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks have all shown interest it Broughton.
"I think that if I get in camp I can win a job, the love of the game motivates me as well as I want prove to people that I can make it, I don't want to fail, I know I can play and I just want to show people that," Broughton said.