Army two-year captain and three-year starting safety Marquel Broughton is getting his opportunity at the next level.
Broughton has received an invitation to Denver Broncos rookie minicamp next weekend. The 5-foot-10, 196-pound senior recorded 244 career tackles, the eighth-most by an Army player since 2020. Broughton also picked off seven passes in his four seasons.
Army football captains will reunite in Denver. Ben Kotwica, who led Army’s 1996 Independence Bowl team, is the Broncos’ special teams coordinator. Kotwica was Army’s director of player development during the 2020 season, Broughton’s sophomore year.
Broughton set a career highs in tackles (88) and interceptions (3) his senior year. Broughton was the first Army player to have more than 85 tackles and at least three INTs since Jeremy Timpf in 2014.
Broughton’s contributions extended beyond the field. He was in charge of more than 1,000 cadets as one of West Point’s four regimental commanders this academic year. The leadership intangibles of Broughton would be asset to any NFL locker room.
“Marquel was a great player and a great role model in every sense of the way,” Army 2023 captain Jimmy Ciarlo said after the spring game. “He set a great example.”