Tim Berra (American football)

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Tim Berra
No. 84
Position: Punt returner
Kick returner
Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1951-09-23) September 23, 1951 (age 67)
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.


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]


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]


  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. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2011.