Tim Berra (American football)

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Tim Berra
No. 84
Position: Punt returner
Kick returner
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-09-23) September 23, 1951 (age 65)
Place of birth: Montclair, New Jersey
Career information
College: University of Massachusetts Amherst
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 17 / Pick: 421
(By the Baltimore Colts)
Career history
Player stats at PFR

Timothy Thomas Berra (born September 23, 1951) is a former American football player who played for the Baltimore Colts in 1974.[1] He is the son of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra and the brother of former Major League Baseball infielder Dale Berra. Tim Berra began football by playing as a Post Graduate for Bordentown Military Institute in Bordentown, New Jersey.


College[edit]

Berra played college football for the UMass Minutemen from 1970 to 1973. During his senior season, he set the school's single-season record for receiving yards with 922 and the single-season touchdown receiving record with 12.[2] He also held the school record for most career receiving yards with 1,486.[3]

NFL[edit]

Berra was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 17th round (421st overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft.[1] He was signed by the Colts on February 10, 1974.[4]

He played in fourteen games for the Colts in 1974, primarily on special teams.[1][5] He returned 16 punts for 114 yards and 13 kickoffs for 259 yards.[1]

The Colts released Berra on September 3, 1975.[5]

Later life[edit]

As of May 2001, Berra resides in West Caldwell, New Jersey and is the president of LTD Enterprises, a company that handles business for his father.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tim Berra". Pro-Football-reference.com. 
  2. ^ Connolly, John (November 16, 1998). "UMass, UConn put it on line". Boston Herald. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "No. 19 UMass Crushes Delaware State 51-0". CBS College Sports. CSTV Networks, Inc. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Young Berra's a Colt". St. Petersburg Times. February 11, 1974. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Double 00 calls it 30". The Associated Press. September 4, 1975. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Former Colts: Where are they now?". Coltpower.com. Microsoft. Retrieved 10 November 2011.