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Timothy James "Tim" Masthay (born March 16, 1987) is a former American football punter. He played college football at Kentucky. Masthay was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He has also played for the Green Bay Packers and later won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers over his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Masthay was nicknamed "Ginger Wolverine" by his Packers teammates for his long red sideburns.[1]

Tim Masthay
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Masthay with the Packers in 2011
No. 8,7
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1987-03-16) March 16, 1987 (age 32)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Murray (KY)
College:Kentucky
Undrafted:2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Punts:390
Punting yards:17,230
Average punt:44.2
Inside 20:132
Player stats at NFL.com

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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 football and soccer, as well as baseball and basketball at Murray High School in Murray, Kentucky. His positions on the school's football team included punter, placekicker, kick returner, wide receiver, and special teams coach. In the off seasons, he, along with Thomas Morstead, Pat McAfee, T. J. Conley, and 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

Masthay played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats football team from 2005 to 2008.[4]

StatisticsEdit

Year Team G Punting
Punts Yds Lng Avg In 20
2005 UK 11 54 1,965 59 36.4 15
2006 UK 13 50 1,959 60 39.2 13
2007 UK 13 50 1,992 63 39.8 16
2008 UK 13 53 2,397 72 45.2 13
Total 50 207 8,313 72 40.2 57

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
4.78 s 1.77 s 2.86 s 8 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[5][6]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Masthay signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[7] He was released by the Colts on August 11, 2009.[7]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Masthay was signed by the Green Bay Packers to a reserve/future contract on January 15, 2010.[8]

On November 3, 2010, he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[9]

At the end of the 2010 season, Masthay and the Packers appeared in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the 31–25 win, he punted six times for 243 net yards (40.5 average).[10]

During the 2011 NFL season, Masthay set franchise records for gross and net punting averages for a season with a 45.6 gross and 38.6 net yard average.[11]

He threw a 27-yard touchdown to tight end Tom Crabtree off of a fake field goal in a Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears during the 2012 NFL season.[12]

On August 30, 2016, Masthay was released by the Packers.[13]

StatisticsEdit

Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com

Season Team Kicking
GP Pnts Yds Lng Avg
2010 Green Bay Packers 16 71 3,114 62 43.9
2011 Green Bay Packers 16 55 2,506 71 45.6
2012 Green Bay Packers 16 70 3,043 65 43.5
2013 Green Bay Packers 16 64 2,854 62 44.6
2014 Green Bay Packers 15 49 2,159 63 44.1
2015 Green Bay Packers 16 81 3,554 62 43.9
Total 96 390 17,230 71 44.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PackTalkBack - LIVE chat with Packers FB John Kuhn".
  2. ^ Kohl's Kicking Camps (February 25, 2013). "What NFL Pros Are Saying About Kohl's Kicking Camps" – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Gentry, Damon (September 26, 2017). "Mission Statement - Kohl's Football Kicking and Punting Camps". Kohl's Football Kicking and Punting Camps.
  4. ^ "Kentucky Wildcats: Tim Masthay". www.UKAthletics.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Tim Masthay". NFL.com. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Tim Masthay - Kentucky, P : 2009 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Green Bay Packers: Tim Masthay". Packers.com. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Packers sign P Masthay to reserve/future contract". Packers.com. January 15, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  9. ^ "P Tim Masthay named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week". Packers.com. November 3, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers - February 6th, 2011". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  11. ^ D'Amato, Gary (January 1, 2012). "Records fall as Packers' offense shines". JSOnline.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 13, 2012). "Bears stunned by TD on fake field goal". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  13. ^ "Packers claim P Jacob Schum off waivers". Packers.com. August 30, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2016.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jeremy Kapinos
Green Bay Packers punters
2010–2015
Succeeded by
Jake Schum