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Tim Masthay
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Green Bay Packer Tim Masthay, riding a fan's bicycle at training camp, August 1, 2011
No. 8     Green Bay Packers
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-16) March 16, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
High School: Murray (KY)
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Kentucky
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2010 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Kentucky Special Teams Player of the Year (2007)
  • 2nd team Academic All-America (2007)
  • 2× SEC Academic Honor Roll (2006, 2007)
  • Frank Ham Society of Character member(2008)
  • 1st Team All-SEC (2008)
  • Super Bowl champion (XLV)
  • 3× NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 8: 2010, Week 13: 2011, Week 2: 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Punts     196
Punt Yards     8,663
Punting Yard Average     44.2
Stats at NFL.com

Timothy James Masthay (born March 16, 1987) is an American football punter for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2009, but released before the first 2009 pre-season game. He played college football at Kentucky. He was nicknamed "Ginger Wolverine" by his Packers teammates for his long red sideburns.[1]

Early yearsEdit

Tim was born to Mark Masthay, who currently serves as the chairman of the chemistry department at the University of Dayton and to Jean Masthay, currently Executive Director of PregnancyCare in Cincinnati, Ohio. Masthay played youth soccer in Des Moines for the Johnston Hornets. Masthay played both American and association football, as well as baseball and basketball at Murray High School in Murray, Kentucky. His positions on the school's football team included punter, placekicker, kickoff returner, wide receiver, and special teams coach. In the off-seasons, he, along with Thomas Morstead,Pat McAfee, T. J. Conley, Dan Bailey are currently instructors for Kohl's Kicking Camps, a training camp from high-school upwards especially for kickers, punters and long snappers.[2] [3]

College careerEdit

While majoring in economics at the University of Kentucky,[4] Masthay played football for the Kentucky Wildcats as a punter.

College statisticsEdit

Year Punts Yards Average Long Inside 20
2005 54 1,965 36.4 59 15
2006 50 1,959 39.2 60 13
2007 50 1,992 39.8 63 16
2008 53 2,397 45.2 72 14

Postseason appearancesEdit

Professional careerEdit

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Masthay was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft on May 1, 2009. He was waived on August 10, 2009.[5]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Masthay was signed to a reserve/future contract with the Green Bay Packers in a deal announced by general manager Ted Thompson on January 15, 2010.[6]

On November 3, 2010, he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[7]

During the 2011 NFL season, Masthay set Green Bay franchise records for gross and net punting averages for a season with 45.6 and 38.6 yard averages respectively.[8]

In Week 2 of the 2012 NFL season, he threw a 27 yard touchdown pass to TE Tom Crabtree off of a fake field goal.[9] (This gave him a perfect career passer rating of 158.3, although such ratings are not entered as records unless numerous passes are thrown.)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jeremy Kapinos
Green Bay Packers punters
2010–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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