Michael Timpson
No. 45, 83     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-06-06) June 6, 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth: Baxley, Georgia
High School: Hialeah-Miami Lakes (FL)
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 4 / Pick: 100
Debuted in 1989 for the New England Patriots
Career history
*New England Patriots ( 1989 1994)
Career highlights and awards
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Michael Dwain Timpson (born June 6, 1967) is a former American football player and sprinter.

Early lifeEdit

Timpson was a track star and multi-sport athlete at Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in Hialeah, Florida from 1981 to 1985. He won seven track and field titles in high school. Four of those titles were won his senior year at the same track meet. He recorded three State records that day.[1]


He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (100th overall),14th WR of the 1989 NFL Draft, and played for them from 1989 to 1994. He played with the Chicago Bears in 1995 and 1996, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1997. He retired in 1999.

In an incident that occurred in September 1990, Timpson, along with Patriots teammates Zeke Mowatt and Bob Perryman, were fined by the NFL for sexual harassment stemming from a locker room interview involving Boston Herald reporter Lisa Olson.[2]

Track and fieldEdit

Timpson was an outstanding All-American track and field athlete at Penn State University. He holds the school records in the following events:[3][4]

  • 200 meters: 20.23 (1986)
  • 55 Meters (Indoors): 6.31 (1986)
  • 200 Meters (Indoors): 21.11 (1989)
  • 300 Meters (Indoors): 33.01 (1986)
  • 400 Meters (Indoors): 46.81 (1987)
  • 55-Meter High Hurdles (Indoors): 7.31 (1986)

His time of 33.01 in the indoor 300 Meters, was an NCAA record. In 1992 he participated in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 meters and was a Semi-Finalist.


Timpson resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife and their two children.


  1. Wine, Steven. "Vet WR Timpson returns home to play for Dolphins", Associated Press, July 28, 2007. Accessed December 23, 2007. "That was in 1985, when Timpson was a highly sought prospect from Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School."
  2. Patriots and 3 Players Fined in Olson Incident, The New York Times, November 28, 1990

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