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Tim Stratton
No. --     Free Agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-07-15) July 15, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth: Oak Brook, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2002
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Timothy William Stratton (born July 15, 1979) is a former American football tight end. He played his college football at Purdue University and won the inaugural John Mackey Award in 2000.

Playing for the Purdue Boilermakers, Stratton was the favorite target of quarterback Drew Brees. He compiled 38 catches for 380 yards (10.0 avg) and 7 touchdowns his freshman year while finishing second nationally among tight ends in all three categories. He was given Honorable Mention All-Big Ten and he was subsequently named to the Sporting News freshman All-American team. He followed up with 49 catches for 593 yards (12.1 avg) and four touchdowns in his sophomore year. While being named First Team All-Big Ten.

His junior year was followed by 56 receptions for 579 yards (10.3 avg) and two touchdowns, being named First Team All-Big Ten, named to the BCS All America Team and winning the inaugural John Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end. In his senior year, Stratton caught 47 passes for 423 yards (9.0 avg) and two touchdowns from Kyle Orton, Brees' successor as Boilermaker quarterback. He was named First Team All-Big Ten and becoming just the fourth player in school history to be named First Team All-Big Ten three years in a career. He also finished as a semi-finalist for the John Mackey Award.

By the time Stratton finished his career at Purdue, he was school's all time leader in receptions at 204. He finished 14th on the school's list for touchdowns (15) and finished 20th in yards. His career average of yards per catch was 10.4 yards.

Remembered at Purdue for his "childish energy and immaturity",[1] Stratton nearly got suspended when a fellow student fleeced his helmet while Stratton climbed up the goal post after a come-from-behind win over Michigan.[1][2]

Prior to college, Stratton played at York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL while a resident of Oak Brook, IL. Stratton was part of coach Joe Tiller's first recruiting class at Purdue. He resides with his wife and children in Chicago.[citation needed]

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