Thursday, October 06, 2005
Crimson Tide junior wide receiver Tyrone Prothro and senior quarterback Brodie Croyle have been named the Pontiac Game Changing Performance winners as announced on ESPN during halftime of the Georgia Tech-North Carolina State football game.
Croyle hooked up with Prothro on the first play from scrimmage for an 87-yard touchdown strike in Alabama's 31-3 victory over the Florida Gators this past Saturday.
The award marks the third time this season that Alabama has had a player named the Pontiac Game Changing Performance winner and the second time a Prothro-Croyle play has been recognized.
Prothro's acrobatic catch in Alabama's win over Southern Miss was the first recipient and Keith Brown's catch and run in the Tide's win over South Carolina was the second winner.
As a result of the award, Pontiac will donate $5,000 to the University of Alabama's general scholarship fund in Prothro's and Croyle's name. Pontiac has now donated a total of $15,000 to the Alabama general scholarship fund this season.