Former Alabama WR Tyrone Prothro was a star football player for the Crimson Tide before a leg injury cut his career short.
On Wednesday, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that Prothro was hired as an intern coach for the Carolina Panthers.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2016
Former Alabama coach Mike Shula, who was the head coach during Prothro’s time on the Crimson Tide roster, is the offensive coordinator for the Panthers.
It’s a feel-good story for a guy that could use a good break after seeing his chances of a professional football career vanish after a leg injury which has required 11 surgeries over the next 10 years.
Prothro was a dynamic play-maker for the Crimson Tide as a wide receiver and return man. He won the “Play of the Year” award at the 2006 ESPY Awards for his amazing catch behind the back of a Southern Miss defender, which is still considered one of the best highlights in modern college football: