Former Bowling Green wide receiver Tyrone Broden is swapping mastering MAC cornerbacks for bullying SEC secondaries as one of the tallest players and biggest talents in the transfer portal is transferring to Arkansas.
Tyrone Broden Transfers to Arkansas
With offers from Texas A&M, Colorado, Oklahoma State, amongst many more, 6’7″, 210-pound pass catcher Broden was one of the most sought after wide receivers in the transfer portal. The big bodied, big play, threat from Bowling Green is taking his talents to Fayetteville, transferring to Arkansas ahead of the 2023 college football season. After redshirting in 2019, he’ll have two years of eligibility for the Razorbacks.
While Broden’s size naturally gives Arkansas a go-to threat in the red zone for returning quarterback K.J. Jefferson, he also possesses the physicality in his frame to be a menace for defensive backs on the boundary. Don’t be fooled into thinking he’s just a jump-ball one-trick pony, however. His physicality sees him absorb contact for fun before adding yardage after the catch, and he has deceptive speed for his size too.
Broden was a three star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class out of West Bloomfield High School, Michigan who attracted attention from Power Five programs such as Indiana, Iowa State, and Syracuse — another team who attempted to acquire his services from the transfer portal — before committing to Bowling Green in 2018.
After redshirting in 2019 and logging just six catches for 97 yards in 2020, Broden finally broke out in 2021. The first of two seasons with 500+ receiving yards for the Falcons, the gargantuan pass catcher made a name for himself by annihilating Akron to the tune of a career-high 111 receiving yards and two touchdowns. That season he also bullied Buffalo for 110 yards and two touchdowns on four catches.
Broden lead the Falcons with seven touchdowns in 2022, his redshirt junior season. Despite splitting targets with Odieu Hiliare and highly-rated tight end Christian Sims, he finished the year with 32 receptions for 506 receiving yards at 15.8 yards per catch. The Bowling Green WR ended his Falcons career with a touchdown in the Quick Lane Bowl defeat to New Mexico State before entering the portal.
Broden has the opportunity to make an immediate impact for Arkansas after the Razorbacks lost a substantial chunk of their 2022 season production. Both leading receivers — Matt Landers and Jadon Haselwood will head to the 2023 NFL Draft, taking 1,603 receiving yards with them. Additionally, tight end Trey Knox transferred to South Carolina.
Broden Quick Facts
- Class: Redshirt senior
- Height: 6’7″
- Weight: 210
- Hometown: Detroit, MI
- Career receptions: 74
- Career receiving yards: 1,119
- Career average yards per catch: 16.2
- Career receiving touchdowns: 12