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June 21, 2012

Fullback Jay Prosch cleared by NCAA


Auburn junior fullback Jay Prosch had his waiver request granted from the NCAA and has been cleared to play during the 2012 season.

Prosch transferred to Auburn in January from the University of Illinois to be closer to his ailing mother who lives in Mobile.

"I'm extremely blessed and very thankful to have my waiver cleared by the NCAA," Prosch said. "I'm excited and can't wait for my mother and family to be able to see me play this fall."

A two-year letterwinner at Illinois, Prosch played in 25 games while starting in 12 with the Illini. He was named a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly as a sophomore and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

"We're happy for Jay that his waiver was granted by the NCAA and are appreciative for their understanding of his desire to attend school and play closer to home so that he could spend more time with his family," Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said.

The 6-0, 253-pound Mobile native attended UMS-Wright High School where he was a two-time All-State selection. UMS-Wright won the Alabama 4A AHSAA state championship his junior year.

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