100 Days to Football Time in Oklahoma: #25 Justin Broiles

Player Profile

Position: Defensive Back

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 190

Class: Redshirt Senior

Seasons at OU: 5

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

The Path to Norman

Justin Broiles was a very highly ranked DB out of Oklahoma in the 2017 class. Broiles’ interactions with the staff picked up about a year before his signing with an offer.

A short month later, Broiles announced his desire to be a Sooner. He proved to be a huge recruiting force following his committment.

Career so Far

2017 was a redshirt season for the OK Preps defensive back, coupled with some minor injury time.

His 2018 campaign saw Broiles start in five games and play in eleven before an injury ended his season early. He played a bit of safety, nickel, and corner.

2019 was similar to the year before; Broiles made appearances at all three levels of the secondary. His only start came in the Peach Bowl, when he started at safety in place of the injured DTY and then slid down to nickel when Bookie was ejected.

In 2020, Justin Broiles again served in the secondary, but once again had the injury bug hit. He played in the first six games of the season, then missed the final five games due to injury.

2021 saw Broiles’ highest level of play yet, with playing time in 13 games and nine starts. He was fourth on the team in tackles and provided a veteran presence.


Years: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | Career

Games Played: 13 | 6 | 14 | 11 | 44

Tackles: 55 | 6 | 26 | 24 | 111

TFL: 3.5 | 0 | 1 | 1.5 | 6

Interceptions: 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2

PBU: 4 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 7

FR: 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2

Rush TD: 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1

Stats via Soonersports.com


This Season

Broiles, now in his sixth season in Norman, has repeatedly been mentioned as a leader in the secondary for this team. This season will find him under his third defensive coordinator at OU. The 2022 defense will use the “Cheetah” position, a NB / SAM hybrid. Justin Broiles and Trey Morisson are the most likely candidates from the defensive backs, while Jaren Kanak and Kip Lewis fit in from the linebacker group. Broiles is likely to start game one, but the others, Kanak in particular, will certainly earn plenty of snaps. In his last year in Norman, Broiles will provide a veteran presence and plenty of playing time.