Isheem Young had a very productive redshirt freshman season with Iowa State. Young played as Iowa State’s middle safety on defense and earned nine starts throughout the season. The 5-foot-10, 208-pound safety was a consistent presence in the run game and had some impactful moments against the pass. He finished the season with 50 total tackles, two tackles for loss, one interception, four pass deflections and three forced fumbles (a team high). As a result of his production, Young was named the Co-Big 12 Freshman of the Year. He was also an Honorable Mention All-Big 12 selection as a redshirt freshman.
Malik Verdon has caught the attention of safeties coach Deon Broomfield and senior safety Greg Eisworth this spring. Verdon, an early enrollee from Iowa State’s 2021 signing class, has been on campus since the start of the spring semester and has impressed his position coach and teammates with his ability to take coaching and apply it on the fly. And although he may not be a starter in 2021, his growth this spring has been encouraging in Eisworth’s eyes.
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This offseason, Matt Campbell added former Cyclone Deon Broomfield to his coaching staff as safeties coach. Broomfield replaced long-time Campbell assistant D.K. McDonald, who left for the NFL. Broomfield came to Iowa State after spending one season in the NFL with the Houston Texans and three seasons with Indiana State prior to the stop in Houston. In his first season as safeties coach, Broomfield will work with three-time All-Big 12 safety Greg Eisworth as well as talented underclassmen in Craig McDonald, Mason Chambers and Malik Verdon.
Nov 27, 2020; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns running back Roschon Johnson (2) tackled by Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Greg Eisworth II (12) and defensive end Zach Petersen (55) in the fourth quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports. “We just keep playing....
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Iowa State spring football: New assistant Deon Broomfield brings a fresh perspective to the safety position
Let’s see, the last time Deon Broomfield was a defensive back in the Big 12 Conference: Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State finished the regular season 1 through 3, Matt Campbell was in the process of leading Toledo to a 9-4 record that included a victory against Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl, and the Cyclones ended a 3-9 2013 season with victories against Kansas and West Virginia.
AMES — First-year Iowa State safeties coach Deon Broomfield hasn’t been coaching long, but he’s had stops at almost every level. Broomfield graduated from Iowa State in 2013 after a successful playing career. He had an internship with the Iowa Central Community College football team before he went to the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. After a year on the Bills’ practice squad, Broomfield got into coaching full time.
Ames, Iowa — Deon Broomfield says he is focused on the future of the Iowa State program and not the past. Broomfield joined the Cyclone coaching staff as safeties coach after a season in which ISU beat Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl. He played for the Cyclones from 2010 to 2013.
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AMES — Deon Broomfield has quickly risen into a position as Iowa State’s first-year safeties coach. Broomfield graduated from Iowa State in 2013 after a successful playing career. He had an internship with the Iowa Central Community College football team before he went to the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. After a year on the Bills’ practice squad, Broomfield got into coaching full time.
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Jeremiah Cooper has seen his recruitment take off since the start of February. The three-star recruit in the class of 2022 entered the...
Deon Broomfield has a unique perspective among Matt Campbell’s position coaches. While many on the staff have a wealth of college football experience as both players and coaches, none have experience playing at Iowa State. It’s one of the reasons why Campbell believes Broomfield was “a huge win” for Iowa State. Broomfield was hired as Iowa State's new safeties coach in mid-February, replacing long-time Campbell assistant D.K. McDonald. The new coach came full circle from his start at Iowa State a decade ago.
This week, Levi, Cole, and Marchie sit down to discuss the hiring of Deon Broomfield as Iowa State’s new safeties coach. Then, Levi has a bone to pick with Pro Football Focus and their rankings of the 10 best college football players returning at each position.
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Deon Broomfield always kept an eye on the Iowa State football program as he progressed through his professional journey, both in person and from afar. The former Iowa State defensive back credits current head coach Matt Campbell with creating an atmosphere that allowed former players to come back and visit, even if they didn’t play under Campbell.
Following the departure of D.K. McDonald, one of Matt Campbell’s original Cyclone staff members, to the Philadelphia Eagles, Iowa State was left with an opening at the safeties coach spot. The university announced this morning that former Cyclone Deon Broomfield has been named to the position. Former Cyclone Deon Broomfield...
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AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa State defensive back Deon Broomfield is returning to the Cyclones to coach the safeties. Broomfield was a defensive assistant with the Houston Texans last season. Before that he coached cornerbacks at Indiana State for three years and at Western Illinois for one. He replaces...
AMES — Deon Broomfield is coming home. Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell announced Broomfield’s return to Ames on Friday. A former standout for the Cyclones in the defensive secondary from 2010-13, Broomfield has been added to the Cyclones’ staff as safeties coach. “Deon is a person we have paid...
It didn’t take long for Matt Campbell and Iowa State to find its replacement for safeties coach D.K. McDonald. McDonald has reportedly accepted a position with the Philadelphia Eagles and was removed from Iowa State’s online roster on Wednesday. On Friday, Iowa State announced former Cyclone defensive back Deon Broomfield would fill McDonald’s role as safeties coach. Broomfield joins Campbell’s staff after spending the 2020 season with the Houston Texans.