- For the American businessman, see Timothy Boyle
|Date of birth||28 January 1984|
|Original team(s)||Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)|
|Debut||Round 13, 17 June 2005, Hawthorn
vs. Port Adelaide, at AAMI Stadium
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (209 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
Encouragement Award 2005
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Tim Boyle (born 28 January 1984) is a former Australian rules football player, playing forward with the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). His career was plagued by injuries.
Originally from Leopold Football Club and the Geelong Falcons, Boyle attended Bellarine Secondary College and was drafted by Hawthorn at the 2002 AFL Draft. In 2004 he broke his leg in a freak pre-season training drill injury, and in 2005 a torn hamstring limited him to just three games. In 2006 Boyle again struggled to feature, managing just two senior games.
Boyle performed better in 2007, playing 20 games and kicking 32 goals as a "third tall" forward. A hamstring injury reduced his effectiveness in the latter part of the season.
Boyle started 2008 solidly, kicking 2 goals in each of the first 2 rounds. He played as a neat and valuable foil for Lance Franklin and Jarryd Roughead in a triple-prong Hawthorn forward line. Clean hands and accurate kicking were hallmarks of Boyle's game, though his leisurely demeanour and playing style limited his level of physical presence in contests.
Boyle ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament on his right knee playing for the Hawks’ VFL side in May 2009. He had kicked four goals and fell awkwardly to the ground after taking a mark at the start of the fourth quarter. Boyle missed the rest of the season.
Boyle announced his retirement at the end of the 2009 season, due to a number of injuries over his career.