Tim McGarigle

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Tim McGarigle
Green Bay Packers
Position: Defensive quality control coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-10-25) October 25, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) St. Patrick
College: Northwestern
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 221
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (2003)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2004)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2005)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 6
Sacks: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Timothy J. McGarigle (born October 25, 1983) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwestern. He is currently the linebackers coach at the University of Illinois.

McGarigle also played for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.

Early years[edit]

McGarigle played for Saint Tarcissus on the northwest side of Chicago throughout his grammar school career. He graduated from St. Patrick High School in Chicago. At St. Patrick he played linebacker, as well as running back.

College career[edit]

McGarigle played college football at Northwestern University where he holds the Football Bowl Subdivision record for most tackles in a career, with 545 total tackles.[1] He graduated with a degree in communications studies.

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0⅝ in 242 lb 4.73 s 1.63 s 2.74 s 4.08 s 7.10 s 38 in 9 ft 10 in x reps 30
All from NFL Combine.[2]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

McGarigle was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round (221st overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent the 2006 season as a member of the practice squad. In 2007, McGarigle made the active roster and played 12 games.[3] He was released from the Rams on September 3, 2008 and spent the rest of the year out of football.[3]

Florida Tuskers[edit]

McGarigle was drafted by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League in the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009. He signed with the team on August 17.[4] In 2009, the Tuskers finished an undefeated regular season only to lose to the Las Vegas Locomotives in the 2009 UFL Championship Game.[5] McGarigle was one of the team's defensive leaders, and recorded 34½ tackles, one sack, one interception, and a forced fumble.[5] In March 2010, McGarigle was one of 20 players from the 2009 team chosen by Tuskers head coach Jay Gruden, as the team began to build its 2010 roster.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

McGarigle joined the Northwestern coaching staff as a defensive graduate assistant in 2011, and then went on to coach linebackers at Western Michigan University. Following the 2015 season, Tim was hired to coach linebackers at the University of Illinois.


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