Started 10 games at H-back... has not graded lower than 92% as a blocker in any game this year... a starter on three special teams units... Three receptions gained 31 yards against Arkansas State... 8-yard reception from Jeremy Johnson vs. Western Carolina was his first career TD catch... 56-yard reception vs. Texas A&M... Senior Bowl invite ... Represented the Tigers at SEC Media Days.
Starting fullback ... FWAA Courage Award weekly honoree ... Mobile native who obtained an NCAA waiver to transfer from Illinois in January as his mother was battling brain cancer ... mother passed away from brain cancer the day after the Clemson game ... funeral was Thursday before Mississippi State ... first carry at Auburn was a three-yard gain against Arkansas ... 8-yard reception and 4-yard rush at Ole Miss ... pair of catches at Vanderbilt ... scored first career TD on a 1-yard run against New Mexico State ... 3-yard TD carrying the pile against Alabama A&M ... served as game captain for Mississippi State, Vanderbilt ... enrolled at Auburn in January and participated in spring drills ... named to Bruce Feldman's "Freaks" list on CBSSports.com of Workout Warriors list prior to the 2012 season for his prowess in the weight room, the second consecutive year he was listed.
At Illinois...As a sophomore, played in 12 games, starting five ... served as the team's primary fullback and also played on special teams ... named first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly ... shared team's Outstanding Special Teams Player award with kicker Derek Dimke ... led the Illini with 10 tackles on special teams ... did not play in the Illini's Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl victory due to a staph infection in his knee ... rushed once for a career-high nine yards on a fake punt against Minnesota ... got first career carry (no gain) against Western Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
At Illinois...Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, starting seven at fullback ... had one reception for one yard on the season ... helped pave the way for Illinois' single-season rushing leader, Mikel Leshoure, and the Big Ten's top rushing offense in 2010 ... tallied a yard on first career reception at Michigan ... started at fullback in his first career game against Missouri in St. Louis.
High School Coach: Terry Curtis ... first-team ASWA 4A All-State selection at linebacker as a senior ... played in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game ... named the 4A Lineman of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... recorded 199 total tackles, 114 solo stops, 16 for loss, five pass breakups and a sack as a senior ... averaged 15.9 tackles per game ... first-team ASWA 4A All-State selection at offensive line as a junior ... team captain as a senior ... used as a fullback in short yardage situations and rushed five times for 16 yards and a touchdown ... helped lead UMS-Wright Bulldogs to the 4A AHSAA state championship in 2008 ... Mobile Optimist Club Player of the Year.
Birthday is August 21 ... son of Jerry and the late Iris Prosch ... Major: Business.
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 6/211 - Jay Prosch, FB, 6-1, 256, Auburn...A large, hard-nosed fullback who specializes in blocking. The Texans won't use many formations with a fullback, but when they do, he's got to be a powerful lead blocker. To make the team, he's got to stand out on special teams. - The Sports Xchange