Auburn's Prosch near home, cancer-stricken mother
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jay Prosch's mother can't wait to see him play football for Auburn.
The fullback transferred from Illinois after last season to be closer to home and his cancer-stricken mother, Iris.
She was diagnosed nearly a year ago with a brain tumor and says it's "a motivation and a goal" to see him play this season.
Auburn is still waiting for word from the NCAA on whether Prosch (Prosh) will receive a hardship waiver allowing him to play immediately.
Regardless, the sophomore is now only a few hours from home. He's been able to visit his mother frequently and one of his three sisters is also attending Auburn.
Iris Prosch says "there really aren't words to express how comforting it is" to be able to see all of her children regularly.
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