GBK Video: Safety Duo & New Captains Cedrick Cunningham & Marquel Broughton
Cunningham was recruited out of Kershaw, SC with a Rivals rating of 5.2 in 2017. He spent a year at USMAPS before entering West Point in 2018.
Cunningham got an early start at Army West Point appearing in 12 of 13 games in his plebe season of 2018, mostly as a member of special teams but with 28 snaps at safety. He recorded 4 total tackles as a plebe.
He broke into the regular starting lineup in his sophomore year, playing 539 snaps and finishing 5th in total tackles with 45, including 0.5 TFLs. He was also credited with 2 Pass Breakups.
Cunningham finished third in total tackles in 2020 with 70, including 8.0 TFLs and 2.0 Sacks. He also recorded 1 Interception, 3 Pass Breakups and a Forced Fumble. PFF rated him 69.0 overall for the season.
Broughton was recruited from Lawrenceville, GA with a Rivals rating of 5.2 in 2018 and spent a year at USMAPS before entering West Point in 2019.
He appeared in 9 games as a plebe with 61 snaps on defense and a total of 9 tackles.
Broughton moved into the regular starting lineup last season, appearing in all 12 games with 67 total tackles, including 2.5 TFLs. He had 2 Interceptions, 5 Passes Defended, a Forced Fumble and a Fumble Recovery.
Broughton became the third junior to be elected a team captain since Head Coach Jeff Monken took the reins at Army West Point in 2014.
Let’s hear what both players had to say about this very special moment for them.