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Ex-Bama star joins Spanish Fort coaching staff

Spanish Fort, AL – Former Crimson Tide standout Tyrone Prothro has joined the Spanish Fort Toros’ coaching staff.  

The two time second-team All-SEC selection will coach inside receivers for the 6A power Toros along with assisting with the SFHS junior varsity basketball program. 

The Heflin native lead Cleburne County High to the 2001 AHSAA 4A state title game as a junior before falling to State Champion UMS-Wright.  

During his collegiate career with the Crimson Tide, Prothro hauled in 58 passes for 863 yards and five touchdowns.  He also averaged 27 return yards on 29 kickoffs and 11 yards on 17 punt returns.  

The 5’9 receiver was immortalized during Alabama’s 2005 game against Southern Mississippi.  Prothro pulled off an acrobatic touchdown catch from Tide quarterback Brodie Croyle helping seal Alabama’s 30-21 defeat of Southern Miss.  

Prothro was awarded an ESPY for Best Play of 2006 as well as the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year for the play, labeled by many as “The Catch”. 

Later in his junior season, Prothro suffered a gruesome, career ending injury in a game against the Florida Gators.  

Since leaving the gridiron, Prothro has worked for Regions Bank, Coca-Cola, Tuscaloosa Toyota, Wagner’s Team Sports.  

Having received his bachelor’s degree from Alabama in 2008, he is currently pursuing his teaching certificate from the University of West Alabama. 

Prothro joins former Alabama teammate Atlas Herrion on the Toros’ coaching staff.