Prothro gets coaching job

CBS 42 reports that former Alabama Crimson Tide star receiver Tyrone Prothro landed a coaching job with the Birmingham Wildfire.

“We’re thrilled to add someone like Tyrone to our staff,” Wildfire coach Mike Clements was quoted as saying. “I can’t think of anyone who better connect with the receivers we have on our team.”

Prothro’s bio is on the Wildfire website. Here is what the Wildfire says about Prothro; it brings back good memories.

“Prior to the 2005 season, Prothro was named second-team All-SEC and, despite his injury, was named to the second-team All-SEC at the end of the season. Prothro won the 2006 ESPY Award and the Pontiac Game Changing Award of the Year for Best Play for his outstanding catch, labeled by many as the Catch, in which he caught the ball behind the head of Southern Mississippi’s Jasper Faulk on a Hail Mary pass from quarterback Brodie Croyle right before half-time in the game on September 10, 2005 in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Prothro’s catch helped the Tide defeat Southern Mississippi 30–21. This play also has been rated by The Best Damn Sports Show Period as the Eighth Greatest Catch of All Time. It was the highest ranked college play on the list, and ranked even higher than such memorable plays as The Catch.”