Tim Masthay

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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 36)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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
Punts:390
Punting yards:17,230
Average punt:44.2
Inside 20:132
Player stats at NFL.com

Timothy James 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]

Contents

Masthay joined the Centre Colonels soccer staff as a volunteer assistant coach in the spring of 2018. [2]

Early years

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, and brother of Ted Masthay. 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. [3] [4]

College career

Masthay played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats football team from 2005 to 2008. [5]

Statistics

YearTeamGPunting
PuntsYdsLngAvgIn 20
2005 UK 11541,9655936.415
2006 UK 13501,9596039.213
2007 UK 13501,9926339.816
2008 UK 13532,3977245.213
Total502078,3137240.257

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HeightWeightArm lengthHand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split20-yard split Bench press
6 ft 1+12 in
(1.87 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
30+58 in
(0.78 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.78 s1.77 s2.86 s8 reps
All values are from NFL Combine [6] [7]

Indianapolis Colts

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Masthay signed with the Indianapolis Colts. [8] He was released by the Colts on August 11, 2009. [8]

Green Bay Packers

Masthay was signed by the Green Bay Packers to a reserve/future contract on January 15, 2010. [9]

On November 3, 2010, he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. [10]

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). [11]

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. [12]

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. [13]

On August 30, 2016, Masthay was released by the Packers. [14]

Statistics

Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com

SeasonTeamKicking
GPPntsYdsLngAvg
2010 Green Bay Packers 16713,1146243.9
2011 Green Bay Packers 16552,5067145.6
2012 Green Bay Packers 16703,0436543.5
2013 Green Bay Packers 16642,8546244.6
2014 Green Bay Packers 16492,1596344.1
2015 Green Bay Packers 16813,5546243.9
Total9639017,2307144.2

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2010–2015
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