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Football: UL QB Broadway feels being married helps him as athlete

Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, July 24, 2014


UL quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) kisses his son Terrance, II, after last season’s New Orleans Bowl win over Tulane. (Photo: Paul Kieu/The Advertiser )

Keys to being a good husband include being a good sport when it comes to losing to one’s significant other.

UL’s starting quarterback, newly married Terrance Broadway, is still working on that, as a recent trip to the bowling alley proved.

“Oh, man,” Broadway, who tied the knot in late June, said during Sun Belt Conference Media Day on Tuesday in New Orleans. “I just don’t have a chance. I just don’t know what happened.

“I started off, and as the game went on I just kept getting 9s – and then it just was over. She won. Three games back-to-back, and I never won. It was embarrassing.”

The former Kalyn Floyd is aided by some athleticism of her own, and her background in sports may a long way in making Broadway a better QB as the Ragin’ Cajuns roll into their 2014 season.

She was a three-time All-American 200-meter sprinter at the University of Houston, where Broadway started his college career before transferring to UL.

After taking off some time from competitive running and working the past two years as a news producer at KLFY in Lafayette, Kalyn – according to Broadway – plans to return to training for the 2016 Olympic Trials under the tutelage of her father, 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials 100-meter champion Stanley Floyd.

The couple has a 2-year-old son, who is also named Terrance but goes by Tj.

Broadway may not bowl strikes.

But a few weeks after the wedding, he has yet to encounter any trouble juggling marriage, fatherhood and football.

“It’s not as hard as it may seem,” Broadway said, “because my wife was an athlete herself in college.

“She understands the time that I put on the field, and when that time is over I’m fully committed to my family. She understands that, and it’s worked out for us.”

When Broadway got distracted fiddling with his football pads one night earlier this week, for instance, Kayln evidently got it.

“I’m always into something, so she understands,” he said.

“Before I leave the house at 8, she always asks, ‘What time are you gonna be home?’ Whatever time I say, she adds an extra hour-and-a-half to it, because she knows I’m gonna end up staying a little later.”

Broadway, who harbors hopes of playing as a pro, really does believe that passing to a new stage in life will help him as a quarterback.

“I think it does translate on the football field, just from the maturity standpoint,” he said. “I have more free time with my family. I’m more rested now, because I’m with my family most of the time. I’m not hanging with the fellas on the days I normally did.”

A sports management major, Broadway once thought he wanted to be a football coach whenever his playing days come to a close.

He’s not so sure these days.

“Initially I did,” he said. “But I don’t really know right now, because I just see the hours that our coaches put in when we’re not there.

“I get to the lockerroom to watch film at 8 o’clock, and they’re already done with their meetings. They’ve been there since 6:30.

“And I have a wife and a child,” Broadway said, “so I just think I want to try to find a different career that gives me the opportunity to spend more time with them.”