Former Alabama receiver and Mike Shula pupil Tryone Prothro has joined the Carolina Panthers’ coaching staff as a training camp intern.
Prothro will work as a coaching intern with the offense under Shula, Carolina’s offensive coordinator who was the head coach of the Crimson Tide during Prothro’s college career.
“The thing we have to do is look forward. You’ve got to find out who could potentially be someone you might be looking for,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “We’re constantly looking at guys. We’ve had guys that we’ve brought in at different positions the last few years, and the attitude behind that is that we have guys in the pipeline if we ever needed to.”
Prothro is best known for his touchdown catch behind a defender’s back in 2005. He’s also known for a gruesome broken leg a few games later and ultimately ended his football career.
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In an interview with AL.com last year, Prothro said he has undergone 11 surgeries in 10 years related to the injury.