Tim McKyer

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Tim McKyer
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Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-09-05) September 5, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Career information
High school: Port Arthur (TX) Lincoln
College: Texas-Arlington
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 3 / Pick: 64
Debuted in 1986
Last played in 1997
Career history
Career NFL statistics
INT 33
INT yards 235
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com

Timothy Bernard McKyer (born September 5, 1963) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft. A 6'0", 174-lb. cornerback from the University of Texas at Arlington, McKyer played in 12 NFL seasons for 7 different teams from 1986 to 1997. McKyer prepped at Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas.

Career[edit]

McKyer is a three-time Super Bowl winner, two victories with the 49ers in 1988 and 1989 and one with the Denver Broncos in 1997. His best year as a pro came during his rookie season with San Francisco, intercepting 6 passes for 33 yards and 1 touchdown. He was an All Pro Corner for 2 NFL seasons and was named to the "All Madden Team". During the Carolina Panthers inaugural season, he intercepted a pass and scored on a ninety-six yard interception run for a touchdown to defeat the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers. McKyer became a journeyman throughout the 1990s, bouncing from team to team until he ended his NFL career after the 1997 season. Though he is most likely remembered for giving up the game winning touchdown to Tony Martin in the 1994 AFC Championship Game while with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The touchdown allowed the heavy underdog San Diego Chargers reach Super Bowl XXIX in one of the biggest upsets in AFC Championship history.

Views[edit]

Tim Mckyer is an advocate for Fathers rights. He actively speaks at engagements around the country and has been instrumental in lobbying state law makers for more Pro Father legislation.