Due to the health issues of his mother, former Illinois fullback Jay Prosch’s transfer to Auburn won’t result in a year on the bench.
Auburn announced today that Prosch received a hardship waiver from the NCAA that will allow him to play immediately. Under normal transfer rules, an athlete transferring between Division 1-A programs must sit out a season.
“I’m extremely blessed and very thankful to have my waiver cleared by the NCAA,” Prosch said, via the Birmingham News. “I’m excited and can’t wait for my mother and family to be able to see me play this fall.”
Prosch’s mother was diagnosed with brain cancer last year. That, and the inevitable lack of playing time in Tim Beckman‘s new system, resulted in Prosch’s decision to move closer to home.