Tyrone Prothro joins Jasper Vikings Staff

Jasper, AL – Former Alabama Crimson Tide standout receiver Tyrone Prothro has joined the coaching staff at Jasper High School.  

The Heflin native, whose college career was cut short by a horrific injury during Alabama’s 2005 clash with the Florida Gators, will coach receivers for Brian Moore’s Vikings in 2018. 

 This position with the Vikings will be Prothro’s second stint on the high school football sidelines.  He spent 2017 coaching inside receivers at south Alabama power Spanish Fort.  He helped lead the Toros to an 11-2 record including a region title and a trip to the third round of the 6A playoffs in his first season as a prep assistant.  

During his electric career in Tuscaloosa he hauled in 58 receptions for 863 yards and five touchdowns over 26 games.  A two time All SEC selection, he brought home the 2006 ESPY award for Play of the Year and was immortalized in Daniel A. Moore painting “The Catch” for hauling in a pass behind the back of a Southern Miss defender.  The play, which sparked a come-from-behind Alabama victory, is arguably one of the most electric moments in recent Crimson Tide football history.  His playing career came to an abrupt end a few weeks later when he suffered compound fractures to his left leg in the Tide’s win over the University of Florida.  

In addition to coaching receivers and assisting the the Spanish Fort junior varsity basketball program, Prothro has led several youth football camps, assisted with the semi-pro Birmingham Wildfire and served as a mini camp intern with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.  

Prothro and the Vikings will take the field for the first time under new head coach Brian Moore August 23rd at Cullman’s Woodard Stadium.