Tim Masthay

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Tim Masthay
Tim Masthay.jpg
Green Bay Packer Tim Masthay, riding a fan's bicycle at training camp, August 1, 2011
No. 8     Green Bay Packers
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-16) March 16, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Murray (KY)
College: Kentucky
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2010 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Kentucky Special Teams Player of the Year (2007)
  • 2nd team Academic All-America (2007)
  • 2× SEC Academic Honor Roll (2006, 2007)
  • Frank Ham Society of Character member(2008)
  • 1st Team All-SEC (2008)
  • Super Bowl Champion (XLV)
  • NFC Champion (2010)
  • 3× NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 8: 2010, Week 13: 2011, Week 2: 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2014
Punts 292
Punt Yards 12,995
Punting Yard Average 44.5
Stats at NFL.com

Timothy James Masthay (born March 16, 1987) is an American football punter for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2009, but released before the first 2009 pre-season game. He played college football at Kentucky. He was nicknamed "Ginger Wolverine" by his Packers teammates for his long red sideburns.[1]

Early years[edit]

Tim was born to Mark Masthay, who currently serves as the chairman of the chemistry department at the University of Dayton and to Jean Masthay, currently Executive Director of PregnancyCare in Cincinnati, Ohio. Masthay played youth soccer in Des Moines for the Johnston Hornets. Masthay played both football and soccer, as well as baseball and basketball at Murray High School in Murray, Kentucky. His positions on the school's football team included punter, placekicker, kickoff returner, wide receiver, and special teams coach. In the off-seasons, he, along with Thomas Morstead, Pat McAfee, T. J. Conley, Dan Bailey are currently instructors for Kohl's Kicking Camps, a training camp from high-school upwards especially for kickers, punters and long snappers.[2][3]

College career[edit]

While majoring in economics at the University of Kentucky,[4] Masthay played football for the Kentucky Wildcats as a punter.

College statistics[edit]

Year Punts Yards Average Long Inside 20
2005 54 1,965 36.4 59 15
2006 50 1,959 39.2 60 13
2007 50 1,992 39.8 63 16
2008 53 2,397 45.2 72 14

Postseason appearances[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Masthay was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft on May 1, 2009. He was waived on August 10, 2009.[5]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Masthay was signed to a reserve/future contract with the Green Bay Packers in a deal announced by general manager Ted Thompson on January 15, 2010.[6]

On November 3, 2010, he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[7]

During the 2011 NFL season, Masthay set Green Bay franchise records for gross and net punting averages for a season with 45.6 and 38.6 yard averages respectively.[8]

In Week 2 of the 2012 NFL season, he threw a 27 yard touchdown pass to TE Tom Crabtree off of a fake field goal.[9] (This gave him a perfect career passer rating of 158.3, although such ratings are not entered as records unless numerous passes are thrown.)

During the 2013 season he performed the team's kickoff duties for some games.

Personal Life[edit]

In 2009, Masthay married his longtime girlfriend Amanda. They welcomed a daughter, Emory Grace, on March 15, 2012, one day before Tim's 25th birthday. They are expecting their second child (a baby boy), due in November.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PackTalkBack - LIVE chat with Packers FB John Kuhn". 
  2. ^ What NFL Pros Are Saying About Kohl's Kicking Camps
  3. ^ Kohl's Staff
  4. ^ "#44 Tim Masthay". Kentucky Athletics. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  5. ^ Oehser, John (August 10, 2009). "Johnson Activated from Physically Unable to Perform List, Starting at Left Tackle". Colts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  6. ^ "Packers sign P Masthay to Reserve/Future Contract". Packers.com. January 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-21. [dead link]
  7. ^ NFC Special teams Player of the Week
  8. ^ By Gary D'Amato of the Journal Sentinel (2012-01-01). "Records fall as Packers' offense shines". Jsonline.com. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  9. ^ Mayer, Larry. "Bears stunned by TD on fake field goal". Chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jeremy Kapinos
Green Bay Packers punters
2010–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent