Tim Masthay

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
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Personal information
Born: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)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Punting yards:17,230
Average punt:44.2
Inside 20:132
Player stats at NFL.com

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. 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 career

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


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 career

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 Colts

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 Packers

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]


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 16 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


  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.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jeremy Kapinos
Green Bay Packers punters
Succeeded by
Jake Schum
2007 Kentucky Wildcats football team

The 2007 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the college football season of 2007–2008. The team's head football coach was Rich Brooks, in his 5th year as Kentucky's head coach. The Wildcats played their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. The team is remembered by many college football fans for its prolific offense, led by seniors Rafael Little, Keenan Burton, Steve Johnson, and André Woodson.

2008 All-SEC football team

The 2008 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 2008 college football season.

The Florida Gators won the conference, beating the Alabama Crimson Tide 31 to 20 in the SEC Championship game. The Gators then won a national championship, defeating the Big 12 champion Oklahoma Sooners 24 to 14 in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game. Alabama led the conference with five consensus first-team All-SEC selections by both the AP and the coaches; Florida was second with three.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, a unanimous AP selection, was voted AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno was a unanimous selection by both AP and the coaches. Tennessee safety Eric Berry, a unanimous selection by the coaches, was voted AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

2008 Kentucky Wildcats football team

The 2008 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the college football season of 2008–2009. The team's head coach was Rich Brooks, who served his sixth year in the position. The Wildcats played their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.

2009 NFL Draft

The 2009 NFL Draft was the seventy-fourth annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. The draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, on April 25 and 26, 2009. The draft consisted of two rounds on the first day starting at 4:00 pm EDT, and five rounds on the second day starting at 10:00 am EDT. To compensate for the time change from the previous year and in an effort to help shorten the draft, teams were no longer on the clock for 15 minutes in the first round and 10 minutes in the second round. Each team now had 10 minutes to make their selection in the first round and seven minutes in the second round. Rounds three through seven were shortened to five minutes per team. This was the first year that the NFL used this format and it was changed again the following year for the 2010 NFL Draft. The 2009 NFL Draft was televised by both NFL Network and ESPN and was the first to have cheerleaders. The Detroit Lions, who became the first team in NFL history to finish a season at 0–16, used the first selection in the draft to select University of Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford.It was the first draft since 1983 that saw two centers being selected in the first round—Alex Mack at No. 21 to the Browns, and Eric Wood at No. 28 to the Bills. It was also the first time since the 1993 draft that a player from the University of Miami (FL) was not selected in the first round. As of the end of the 2016 season, the 2009 Draft has seen 11 of the 32 first-round selections make the Pro Bowl, and 26 (including three punters) in total for the entire class. It has been referred to as one of the worst drafts in league history.

2010 Green Bay Packers season

The 2010 Green Bay Packers season was the 92nd season overall and their 90th season in the National Football League. Although they finished with only a respectable 10–6 record, good for a second-place finish in the NFC North, the Packers never lost a game by more than four points, and never trailed by more than seven the entire season, becoming the only team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to accomplish this. All six of their regular season losses were by a combined 20 points. They entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 21–16 in the Wild Card round, the Atlanta Falcons 48–21 in the Divisional round and long time rivals, Chicago Bears 21–14 in the NFC Championship, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV in which they faced the AFC's 2nd seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers defeated the Steelers 31–25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and 13th NFL championship. The Packers became the second overall team after the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the first NFC team, to win the Super Bowl as a sixth seed, as well as becoming the second NFC team to win three straight road playoff games (the 2007 New York Giants won three straight road games as a five seed).

The Packers offense ranked ninth in yards per game, tenth in total points, & fifth in passing yards. The defense ranked fifth in yards allowed and finished second in fewest points allowed (240, second best in team history), sacks (47), and interceptions (24), while also limiting quarterbacks to a 67.2 passer rating, first in the league.

2011 Green Bay Packers season

The 2011 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 93rd season overall and their 91st in the National Football League, and the sixth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team not only improved on their 10–6 record from a season earlier, they became just the sixth team in NFL history to win 15 games during the regular season. As of 2017, the 15–1 record stands as the best in team history. The Packers won their first 13 games of the season to extend their winning streak from the previous season to 19, the second-longest in NFL history behind the 21-game winning streak of the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004, and also tied the record for the best start to a season in NFC history that the New Orleans Saints had set in 2009. The only loss for the Packers during the regular season was a Week 15 defeat in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs. They also became the first NFC North team to go undefeated in the division since the 1987 Chicago Bears.

Statistics site Football Outsiders calculated that the Packers were, play for play, the best team in the NFL in 2011 (though they received the second-lowest rating for a number-1 team since the 1993 San Francisco 49ers). According to the site, the Packers' offense was historically prolific, ranking as the second-best pass offense and third-best total offense since they began calculating. Furthermore, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had the fourth-most-prolific season, play by play, since calculations began and some have called it one of the most efficient seasons ever by a quarterback by setting the NFL record for highest passer rating in a season (122.5). The 2011 Packers are one of only five teams in NFL history to score 35 points or more nine times in a single season and one of only two teams to score 42 points or more in at least six games, the other being the 2013 Broncos. The Packers' 70 total touchdowns are tied with the 1984 Dolphins for the third-most touchdowns scored in a season, and their 51 total touchdown passes are tied with the 2004 Colts for second-most touchdown passes in a season. The defense was ranked last, 32nd, in the league in yards allowed and surrendered an NFL record 4,796 passing yards despite leading the league in interceptions, with 31.

With their record-setting offense, their 15–1 record, and their having home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, the Packers were aiming to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the Patriots in 2003 and 2004. However, the Packers instead became the first team to finish with at least 15 victories and not win a playoff game, as they were beaten in a shocking upset by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants 37–20 at Lambeau Field. The Packers became just the sixth team to win 15 games in the regular season, joining the 1984 49ers, 1985 Bears, 1998 Vikings, 2004 Steelers and the 2007 Patriots, who finished the regular season undefeated at 16–0. The Packers became the fourth consecutive team with at least fifteen victories to fail to win the Super Bowl.

2012 Green Bay Packers season

The 2012 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 94th season overall and their 92nd in the National Football League, and the seventh under head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers won the NFC North division title for the second year in a row with an 11–5 record. The Packers lost in the divisional round of the playoffs to the eventual NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers by the score of 45-31, finishing with a postseason record of 1-1.

The Packers offense finished the season fifth in points and eleventh in yards per game. The defense finished eleventh in points allowed and twenty-second in yards allowed per game.

2015 Green Bay Packers season

The 2015 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 97th season overall, 95th in the National Football League, and the tenth under head coach Mike McCarthy. With a Week 15 win over the Oakland Raiders, the Packers clinched a playoff spot for the seventh consecutive season, but they failed to win their fifth consecutive NFC North title after a Week 17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings as does matching their 12-4 record from last season. As a result, the fifth-seeded Packers traveled to Washington to face the fourth-seeded Redskins in the Wild Card round. They beat the Redskins 35–18, and then traveled to Arizona for a rematch against the second-seeded Arizona Cardinals, where the Packers' season ended as they lost to the Cardinals in overtime, 20–26.

Brett Goode

Brett Jackson Goode (born November 2, 1984) is an American football long snapper who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Arkansas. Goode was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He has also played for the Green Bay Packers whom he won Super Bowl XLV with against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jake Schum

Jacob Schum (born January 21, 1989) is an American football punter who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Buffalo. Schum was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He has also been a member of the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Green Bay Packers.

Jeremy Kapinos

Jeremy D. Kapinos (born August 23, 1984) is a former American football punter. He was first signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Penn State.

Kapinos also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts.

Kentucky Wildcats football

The Kentucky Wildcats football program represents the University of Kentucky in the sport of American football. The Wildcats compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Wildcats play their home games at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky and are currently led by head coach Mark Stoops.

List of people from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, the fifth most populous state in the United States, is the birthplace or childhood home of many famous Americans. People from Pennsylvania are called "Pennsylvanians".

The following is a list of notable Americans who were born and/or lived a significant portion of their lives, in Pennsylvania, along with their primary Pennsylvania city or town of residence.

Marcus Thigpen

Marcus Arnette Thigpen (born May 15, 1986) is an American professional Canadian football wide receiver and running back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Originally a running back, he played college football at Indiana University and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2009. Thigpen has also been a member of the Denver Broncos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders.

Murray, Kentucky

Murray is a home rule-class city in Calloway County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of Calloway County and the 19th-largest city in Kentucky. The city's population was 17,741 during the 2010 U.S. census, and its micropolitan area's population is 37,191. Calloway County is a College Town and is the home of Murray State University.

Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson (born January 17, 1953) is an American football executive for the Green Bay Packers and former player. He was the general manager of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 2005 to 2017. He was named to the post on January 14, 2005, by former Packers president and CEO Bob Harlan. Thompson took over the general manager duties from Mike Sherman, who had been serving as both head coach and general manager. Prior to becoming the Packers' general manager, Thompson served with the Seattle Seahawks as their vice president of operations from 2000 to 2004. Thompson had previously worked for the Packers organization from 1992 to 1999, serving as their assistant director of pro personnel in 1992, their director of pro personnel from 1993 to 1997, and their director of player personnel from 1997 to 1999. Thompson also had a 10-year playing career in the NFL as a linebacker and special teams player with the Houston Oilers from 1975 to 1984.

Tom Crabtree

Thomas Lewis Crabtree (born November 4, 1985) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL). He spent most of his career with the Green Bay Packers, with whom he won Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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