Broadway signs with Western Carolina

Published 1:50 am Thursday, February 5, 2009

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
The smile just wouldn’t leave Gil Broadway’s face Wednesday, and for good reason.
The 6-5, 270-pound offensive lineman for the Washington Pam Pack signed a Division I scholarship to play football with the Western Carolina Catamounts.
Broadway, who was named to the Washington Daily News All-Area First Team as an offensive lineman following his senior season, already has his college football goals in place.
Pam Pack head coach Sport Sawyer said he was proud of his center.
Broadway attributes much of his success to Sawyer and his offensive line coach, John Moore.
Broadway, who plans to study business and then enter a pre-dental program, said he knew right away that Western Carolina was the place for him.
Broadway really blossomed into a solid player his senior season. He earned his second letter and received the Offensive Coaches Award this year.
His quickness and strength helped Broadway become a regional qualifier in wrestling his sophomore and junior seasons.
Broadway, who will play baseball for the Pam Pack this spring, is hoping for more success when he joins the Catamounts. Western Carolina, which plays in the Southern Conference, went 3-9 overall and 1-7 in conference play last year.
He’s ready to get started.
Broadway was joined at his signing by his parents, Jeff and Karen Broadway.
Broadway is part of an athletic family. His grandfather, John McAden, played center at Campbell College in 1949-50, while his uncle, Linwood Broadway, played outfield for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.