“During my visit, I met with the running backs coach, tight ends coach and we sat down and talked about what type of things I’d be doing in their offense," Prosch said in a conference call Saturday. "Everything that I saw were things that I felt extremely comfortable doing and really got me excited about it.”
Receiving a call from the Texans just one day before Mother’s Day was definitely bittersweet for Prosch.
“She would be extremely proud,” Prosch said. “She was already proud of me, just for playing at Illinois when I first got there. She’s always been proud of me and she would be ecstatic and just happy for me I think.”
Prosch earned All-American first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report in 2013. Following his transfer to Auburn, he started 18 games where he posted 30 touchdown-resulting blocks, scored two touchdowns on 12 rushing attempts, and caught 10 passes for 114 yards for a score. Prosch offers versatility at his position but considers blocking to be his biggest strength.
“Just being a hard nose, tough guy and basically crushing people,” Prosch said. “Also, I think I can execute extremely well and move as well and that’s something I’m looking forward to expanding on in my career as an NFL football player.”