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Redskins Select RB Broughton In 7th Round

The Washington Redskins have selected running back Nehemiah Broughton of The Citadel in the seventh round (222nd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Broughton is a strong inside runner who possesses a combination of size and speed. He will be added to the mix at running back and compete for a special teams role.

Broughton, 5-11 and 250 pounds, played in 40 games with 29 starts at The Citadel and recorded 581 carries for 2,638 yards, 25 touchdowns. He also tallied 47 receptions for 355 yards and three touchdowns.

During his senior season, Broughton recorded 179 rushes for 788 yards and five touchdowns starting in every game. For his efforts he was named All-American first-team (as a fullback) by The NFL Draft Report. Broughton was also named All-Southern Conference first-team (as a tailback).

In 2002, Broughton posted career-highs in rushing attempts (224), yards (1,038), touchdowns (11), and receptions (21), earning All-Conference second-team selection.

Broughton, nicknamed "Nemo", is from North Charleston, South Carolina where he attended North Charleston High School. He was an All-State and All-Low Country selection as a senior, rushing for 1,670 yards and 23 touchdowns.

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