Prothro Is Honoree For Homecoming

There are many mysteries about 2010 Alabama Homecoming, from "Who will be Queen?" to such things as "What time is the game?" not to mention start time of the parade. But some things are known, including the selection of the parade grand marshal.

Alabama will host the Ole Miss Rebels for homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 16. One "tradition" of homecoming is securing an early afternoon kickoff time so that the homecoming schedule is manageable, but that depends on the demands of television.

All Southeastern Conference games are televised. With Ole Miss off to a rocky start, the Tide and Rebels may not get a favorable kickoff time.

One thing this homecoming will have is a very popular grand marshal for the parade.

Tyrone Prothro, former Crimson Tide wide receiver, will be parade grand marshal. Prothro is known for his outstanding catch against Southern Mississippi in 2005, which later earned him the Best Play award at the 2006 ESPY Awards and the Pontiac Game Changing Award of the Year.

The University of Alabama tradition of Homecoming Week will have a theme of "Share the Pride, Celebrate the Tide!" with campus events Sunday, Oct. 10-Saturday, Oct. 16.

The homecoming pep rally and bonfire will be held on the Quad Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. CDT when the homecoming queen will be announced.

The homecoming parade will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, time to be announced, from downtown Tuscaloosa to the UA campus.

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