Recruiting profile: Tyrone Prothro

In a year in which the state of Alabama is loaded with game breakers, Heflin's Tyrone Prothro may be the most elusive and dangerous of them all.

Out of Cleburne County High School, Prothro is gifted enough to play running back, receiver or cornerback on the college level.

Prothro (5-10, 175, 4.44) is a quadruple threat on the gridiron for he makes plays and yardage from several different positions. He had 152 carries for 1031 yards and 11 Tds rushing, while he grabbed 27 passes for 508 yards and six Tds. That is an average 18.8 yards per reception.

The prototypical "athlete," Prothro had a combined 32 punt/kickoff returns for 804 yards and five Tds. That totals to a combined 22 Tds overall. Plus, the talented athlete even threw a touchdown pass in the state championship game.

For the year, Prothro averaged 157.2 total all purpose yards per game.

An even more impressive stat was Prothro's six interceptions as a junior while only averaging three plays a game on defense.

Prothro was voted the Area Player of the Year, plus he made All County and All State. He led his team to a state runner up finish as a junior and he plans to go that final step as a senior.

Prothro is very a powerful and strong player for his size, who also sports a 39" vertical jump. He benches 355 pounds, squats 510, and power cleans 225.

The Heflin native has a 2.1 GPA (92, 88 average in two core classes at present) but must improve a 14 score on the ACT.

Prothro will camp at Alabama and Nike (Tuscaloosa). His Uncle is Charles Wood who played at Auburn, and his best friend is Todd Bates who plays at Alabama.

He lists his favorite schools as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Tennessee, and Florida State.


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