Prosch in the 2014 NFL preseason.
|No. 45 Houston Texans|
|Date of birth:||August 21, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Saraland, Alabama|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||256 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Mobile (AL) UMS-Wright|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 211|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016|
Jay Prosch (born August 21, 1992) is an American football fullback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois and Auburn.
Prosch attended UMS-Wright Preparatory School in Mobile, Alabama, where he played football as a linebacker and ran track. He was named first-team ASWA 4A All-State selection at offensive line as a junior, as he helped lead UMS-Wright Bulldogs to the 4A AHSAA state championship, and served as team captain. He was used as a fullback in short yardage situations. As a senior, he recorded 199 total tackles, 114 solo stops, 16 for loss, five pass breakups and one sack, and was named first-team ASWA 4A All-State selection at linebacker and the 4A Lineman of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. He played in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game.
In track & field, he competed in the discus, javelin and as a shot putter. He got a personal-record of 44.23 meters in the javelin at the 2008 Southeastern Relays, placing 4th. He placed 7th in the shot put event at the 2009 AHSAA 4A-6A State Meet, with a career-best throw of 13.17 meters. At the 2010 Lionell Newell Throws and Fast Times, he recorded a personal-best throw of 43.46 meters in the discus, placing 2nd in the finals.
Prosch started his college football career at the University of Illinois. Prior to his junior season in 2012, he transferred to Auburn University to be closer to his mother, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer. Prosch's mother died of the disease in September 2012.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in||254 lb||4.72 s||1.70 s||2.75 s||4.40 s||7.33 s||32 in||9 ft 1 in||27 reps|
- Jay Prosch transferring to Auburn
- Illinois transfer Jay Prosch 'always wanted' to play at Auburn
- Iris Prosch, mother of Auburn fullback Jay Prosch, loses battle with cancer
- Texans select Auburn FB Jay Prosch
- "Agent: Fullback Jay Prosch reaches contract agreement with Texans". MyFox Houston. May 16, 2014.