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Mother of Auburn FB loses battle with cancer

Jay Prosch AP

In January of this year, Jay Prosch transferred to Auburn from Illinois in order to be closer to his cancer-stricken mother.

Sadly, Iris Prosch has lost her battle with the insidious disease.

According to the Birmingham News, the fullback’s mother passed away early this morning in Mobile, Ala.  Iris Prosch had been diagnosed with brain cancer just prior to the start of the 2011 football season.

Jay Prosch was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA due to his mother’s health issue, and played in the Tigers’ season-opening loss to Clemson.

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Jay Prosch and his entire family as they attempt to work their way through their grief.

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5 Responses to “Mother of Auburn FB loses battle with cancer”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 3, 2012 7:20 PM

    My thoughts, prayers, and condolences join with JT’s for Jay and his family and friends. This type of cancer is especially insidious. My mother-in-law lost her battle at age 48. I know many families affected by cancer in general and some affected by this type.

    My heart goes out to the Prosch’s and all who have to battle this.

  2. dcroz says: Sep 4, 2012 7:52 AM

    My sympathies go out to the Prosch family.

  3. bamafan36 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:01 AM

    My heart goes out to Mr. Prosch, and the Auburn family. Truly heart breaking! We are praying for y’all.

  4. kozbee says: Sep 4, 2012 10:02 AM

    Prayers go out to Jay and his family,Auburn Team and friends,Sorry to hear your loss.

  5. blueinok says: Sep 4, 2012 11:19 AM

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. My condolences, my husband lost his father to cancer at the age of 49 – truly heartbreaking. Just keep the good memories front and center.

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