Tyrone Prothro played wide receiver for Alabama from 2003-05. On Sept. 10, 2005, Prothro made the signature play of his career, hauling in a seemingly-impossible acrobatic catch against Southern Mississippi. The play is simply known as “The Catch” in Alabama lore and can be seen below. Prothro’s football career ended later that season when he suffered a devastating leg injury...
Former Alabama wide receiver Tyrone Prothro is a part of Ed O’Bannon’s class action lawsuit against the NCAA. Yesterday, he testified in a U.S. District courtroom in Oakland, Calif. to discuss what makes being a student-athlete difficult. Prothro, who notably ended his playing career after suffering a gruesome leg injury during an October 2005 game against Florida, talked about...
Former Alabama Receiver Tyrone Prothro During The O’Bannon Trial: Alabama’s Weight Room Was “Bigger Than This Courtroom”
Former Alabama wide receiver Tyrone Prothro is best known for a 2005 circus catch against Southern Mississippi, which helped Alabama top the Golden Eagles 30-21. Prothro, who last suited up in 2005, is back in the news as a part of the Ed O’Bannon-NCAA trial. Prothro discussed the culture of football at Alabama, as well as the catch that made him famous, and likely made the...
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