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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

Players

Tim Masthay
P #8
Height:
6-1
Weight:
200
Age:
27
College:
Kentucky
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2013):

PUNTS
64
AVG
44.6
LNG
62
IN 20
22
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 260 11,517 10,051 71 44.3 38.7 1 28 41 100 19 73 99 1,086 2
2013 GB 16 0 64 2,854 2,493 62 44.6 39 0 9 11 22 5 19 20 261 0
2012 GB 16 0 70 3,043 2,764 65 43.5 38.9 1 7 8 30 5 26 24 179 0
2011 GB 16 0 55 2,506 2,121 71 45.6 38.6 0 3 14 23 4 10 24 305 1
2010 GB 16 0 71 3,114 2,673 62 43.9 37.6 0 9 8 25 5 18 31 341 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 @SF L 28-34 6 277 269 51 46.2 44.8 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 8 0
2 WAS W 38-20 3 121 112 51 40.3 37.3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 9 0
3 @CIN L 30-34 3 130 130 55 43.3 43.3 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
5 DET W 22-9 3 141 101 60 47 33.7 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
6 @BAL W 19-17 6 329 251 61 54.8 41.8 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 38 0
7 CLE W 31-13 3 90 90 35 30 30 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
8 @MIN W 44-31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 CHI L 20-27 6 250 227 52 41.7 37.8 0 2 1 4 0 2 1 23 0
10 PHI L 13-27 2 96 96 51 48 48 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
11 @NYG L 13-27 4 180 148 52 45 37 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 32 0
12 MIN L 26-26 8 326 326 48 40.8 40.8 0 1 2 3 0 3 2 0 0
13 @DET L 10-40 6 287 241 52 47.8 40.2 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 46 0
14 ATL W 22-21 3 142 134 62 47.3 44.7 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 8 0
15 @DAL W 37-36 4 197 170 54 49.3 42.5 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 7 0
16 PIT L 31-38 5 208 167 51 41.6 33.4 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 41 0
17 @CHI W 33-28 2 80 31 50 40 15.5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 49 0

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Biography

  • Posted a 37.6-yard net average in 2010, which matched the best mark by a Packers punter since 1976 (Jon Ryan, 2007). Went on to improve upon that number, upping it to 38.6 in 2011 and then 38.9 in 2012, twice establishing a new franchise record.
  • In addition to a successful season in the net-punting department, he also set a new franchise record with a 45.6-yard gross average in 2011, eclipsing the 45.0-yard mark set by Craig Hentrich in 1997. After clearing the career 150-punt mark in 2012, his 44.2-yard gross average now qualifies for No. 1 in franchise history.
  • Placed a career-high 30 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2012, tying Sean Landeta’s franchise record set in 1998.
  • In the 2010 NFC Championship Game at Chicago, tied the franchise playoff record (since 1976) with five punts inside the 20, matching Hentrich’s mark set on Jan. 11, 1998, at San Francisco.
  • Has now played three career games at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and claimed NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors following two of those outings (Week 8, 2010; Week 13, 2011).
  • A first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection by both the media and the league’s coaches as a senior at Kentucky after posting a career-high 45.2-yard average on his 53 punts, the second-highest single-season mark in school history.
  • Was an all-state football player, all-state soccer player, all-region baseball player and four-year letterman in basketball at Murray (Ky.) High School.


Pro Highlights:

  • Earned roster spot after winning training-camp battle in 2010 and has gone on to have three of the most productive seasons by a punter in franchise history.
  • Bested his own franchise record by posting a 38.9-yard net average in 2012, improving upon that number for the second consecutive season as he now holds the top three single-season marks in club history (since 1976).
  • Tied Sean Landeta’s (1998) franchise record by landing a career-high 30 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2012 (No. 7 in the NFL).
  • Also spearheaded a stingy punting unit that ranked No. 5 in the NFL in opponent return average (7.5) in 2012 and allowed the third-fewest return yards in the league with 179, the second-lowest total in franchise history (113 in 2007).
  • After clearing the career 150-punt mark in 2012, his 44.2-yard gross average now qualifies for No. 1 in franchise history.
  • Improved upon what was a promising first-year campaign by delivering then-franchise records for gross (45.6 avg.) and net (38.6 avg.) punting averages in 2011.
  • Became the first punter in franchise history to land four punts inside the 20-yard line in consecutive games when he did so in Weeks 12 and 13 in 2011.
  • Finished 2011 in a similar fashion to his run at the end of 2010, posting a gross average of 48.1 yards and a net average of 43.6, while dropping 19 punts inside the 20-yard line over the final 10 games of the season.
  • Posted a 37.6-yard net average in 2010, which matched what was then the best mark by a Green Bay punter since 1976 (Jon Ryan, 2007) and placed 25 punts inside the 20 on the season, the most by a Packer since Josh Bidwell registered 26 in 2002.
  • Was especially productive over the final nine games of the regular season in 2010, ranking No. 3 in the NFL in net average (39.9), No. 9 in gross average (44.2), and tied for No. 4 in punts inside the 20 (20) over that span.
  • Carried his production into the playoffs as he tied the franchise playoff record (since 1976) with five punts inside the 20 at Chicago in the NFC Championship Game, matching the previous mark set by Craig Hentrich at San Francisco (Jan. 11, 1998).
  • Signed with the Packers on Jan. 14, 2010, and battled Australian Chris Bryan for the punting position during training camp, earning the job with a strong showing in the Family Night scrimmage as well as his 41.5-yard gross average and 38.0-yard net on four punts during his first preseason.
  • Entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with the Colts in 2009 and went through the offseason program and the early portion of training camp with the club before being released Aug. 11 of that year.


2012 SEASON
: Showed continued improvement and consistency, refining specific areas of his game and turning in another solid season…Punted 70 times for 3,043 yards (43.5 avg., 38.9 net), landing a career-high and franchise-record-tying 30 inside the 20-yard line (Landeta, 1998)…During the season, had the 150th punt of his career, hitting the qualifying threshold to make his career punting average of 44.2 yards rank No. 1 in franchise history…Also led a punt team that allowed the third-fewest return yards in the NFL (179) and ranked No. 5 in opponent return average (7.5)…The 179 yards allowed were the second fewest in franchise history (113 in 2007)…Had just five of his attempts go into the end zone for touchbacks, tying for the second fewest in club annals for a player with 70-plus punts in a season…Also completed a shovel pass on a fake FG attempt in Week 2 vs. Chicago, a play that went for a 27-yard TD…Had one tackle on special teams…Vs. San Francisco (Sept. 9): Opened the season with a difference-making performance against the 49ers. Punted six times for 289 yards (48.6 avg., 41.5 net), landing four of them inside the 20-yard line and three of them inside the 10. Limited the 49ers to just one return and left them with an average starting position at their own 16-yard line following his six attempts…Vs. Chicago (Sept. 13): Followed up the opener with a memorable performance in a Thursday night contest against the division rival. Punted five times for 238 yards (47.6 avg., 42.0 net), landing three inside the 20-yard line and limiting WR Devin Hester to just 8 yards on two returns (4.0 avg.). Highlight play of his night came from his role as the team’s holder for placements. Flipped a shovel pass to TE Tom Crabtree on a fake FG attempt late in the second quarter that went for a 27-yard TD to convert a fourth-and-26. Was credited with his first career TD pass, becoming the first Green Bay punter to throw one since Ron Widby threw a 68-yarder to WR Dave Davis at Houston on Nov. 19, 1972…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Finished with six punts for 255 yards (42.5 avg., 36.0 net), landing three inside the 20-yard line. Contributed to a field-position battle that the Packers won by 263 yards (579-316). Saw a fourth-quarter punt muffed by CB Patrick Peterson at the Arizona 10-yard line that was recovered by CB Jarrett Bush at the 2…At Minnesota (Dec. 30): Punted three times for 128 yards (42.7 avg., 30.7 net). Had his final punt in the second quarter downed by LB Robert Francois at the Vikings’ 11-yard line, his franchise-record-tying 30th of the season to be downed inside the opponent’s 20...Vs. Minnesota (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 5): Tied his postseason career high with eight punts, landing three inside the 20-yard line and forcing five fair catches...Helped cause a turnover with his kick early in the fourth quarter that was muffed by CB Marcus Sherels and recovered by LB Dezman Moses. Also held for K Mason Crosby’s 20-yard FG in the second quarter, a successful conversion that set a new franchise record, as it was his sixth consecutive make in the playoffs (all of which were held by Masthay).

2011: Punted 55 times for 2,506 yards, setting the franchise record for gross average (45.6) and what was then a career high in net average (38.6), and landing 23 of his kicks inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…Bested the previous gross-punting mark of 45.0 set by Craig Hentrich in 1997 and topped the net-average record of 37.6 he had shared with Ryan (2007) after 2010...Similar to his inaugural campaign, grew stronger as the season wore on and was especially effective in the final 10 games when he posted averages of 48.1 (gross) and 43.6 (net), dropping 19 of his 34 attempts inside the 20…Also became the first punter in team history to have back-to-back games with four or more punts inside the 20, doing so in Weeks 12 and 13…Served as the team’s holder for the second consecutive season, helping Crosby to a career-high 85.7 field goal percentage…Vs. St. Louis (Oct. 16): Punted five times for 222 yards (44.4 avg.), including a then-career-long 67-yarder in the fourth quarter that was the longest by a Green Bay player since Ryan’s 72-yarder vs. Detroit on Dec. 30, 2007. Recorded his lone special teams tackle of the season when he took down WR Austin Pettis after a 39-yard return early in the fourth quarter…At Minnesota (Oct. 23): Set career highs in both gross (59.3) and net (55.3) averages (min. three attempts), landing three punts inside the 20-yard line, helping to limit Minnesota to an average starting position at their own 20 on 11 possessions. Net average was the highest by a Packer with three or more attempts since the NFL began tracking net punting in 1976. Was also the highest gross average by a Green Bay punter with three or more attempts since Don Chandler’s 59.7 mark on Oct. 10, 1965. Most critical of his kicks was a 64-yarder that came late in the fourth quarter when the Packers punted from their own 34-yard line holding a narrow 33-27 advantage. Had to rush to get the ball off as it was nearly blocked by DE Everson Griffen, booming the kick deep into Vikings territory and getting a roll that took it to the Minnesota 2-yard line. Also held for Crosby’s franchise-record 58-yard FG in the third quarter…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Had three punts for 163 yards (54.3 avg., 42.3 net), landing one inside the 20. Also recorded his first career carry when LB Jacob Cutrera came free on a rush, forcing Masthay to pull the ball down and run. Cutrera punched the ball out, but Masthay recovered it in stride and advanced 6 yards for a first down…At Detroit (Nov. 24): Punted five times for 207 yards (41.4 avg., 37.8 net), dropping a season-high four punts inside the Detroit 20-yard line, a key factor in the Packers winning the game’s field-position battle by more than 150 yards. Average starting position for the Lions following his five punts was their own 16-yard line and he was instrumental in limiting return man WR Stefan Logan to just one return that resulted in a 2-yard loss…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career after punting five times for 221 yards (44.2 avg., 44.2 net), landing four of his kicks inside the 20-yard line for the second consecutive week, and not allowing the Giants a single return. Became the first punter in franchise history to drop four or more punts inside the 20 in back-to-back games since the statistic began being recorded in 1976. The Giants’ average starting position following his five punts was at their own 13-yard line and their possessions that followed his punts ended with an INT, three punts of their own and a FG. Marked his second career game at MetLife Stadium and he won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors following both of them…At Kansas City (Dec. 18): Punted five times for 267 yards (53.4 avg., 46.2 net), dropping three inside the 20 and seeing his career-long 71-yard kick come in the second quarter. The gross and net averages were both career highs (min. four attempts) and ranked No. 4 and No. 3 respectively in franchise history (since 1976).

2010: Handled all punting duties during the regular season, registering a 43.9-yard gross average and a 37.6-yard net average…His net average tied the best mark by a Packers punter (since 1976) to that point, matching Ryan’s net average in 2007…Also served as the holder for all placements and field goals…Dropped 25 punts inside the 20 on the season, the most by a Green Bay punter since Hentrich’s 26 in 2002…After getting off to a slow start, was one of the most effective punters in the league over the second half of the season…Ranked No. 3 in the NFL in net average (39.9), No. 9 in gross average (44.2), and tied for No. 4 in punts inside the 20 (20) over the final nine contests…Posted a 40.2-yard gross average and a 34.7-yard net average on 18 punts in the postseason…At Philadelphia (Sept. 12): Posted a 41.5-yard average with a net average of 38.0 on four punts in his NFL debut. Helped limit WR DeSean Jackson to just 14 yards on a pair of returns…At N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31): Dropped five punts inside the 20, tying David Beverly (vs. Chicago, Oct. 28, 1978) for the single-game franchise record (since 1976) on his way to earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Became just the second punter in franchise history to receive that recognition, joining Hentrich (Week 11, 1994, vs. N.Y. Jets). Despite punting eight times on the afternoon, the Jets did not record any punt-return yardage, the first time the Packers had allowed no return yards since vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 16, 2003). The Jets’ best starting field position following a punt was their own 23, which proved critical in the Packers’ 9-0 victory…At Detroit (Dec. 12): Posted then-career highs (min. four attempts) with a 50.5-yard gross avg. and a net avg. of 43.4. Placed three punts inside the 20 and booted a career-long 62-yarder in the first quarter. Became the first punter in franchise history to post a 50-yard average in a game with eight or more attempts. Posted four 50-yard punts on the afternoon, becoming the first to do so since Ryan recorded the same number at Minnesota (Nov. 12, 2006)…Vs. Chicago (Jan. 2): With a playoff berth on the line, had a strong showing in challenging conditions against the league’s best return man in Hester. Dropped four of his eight punts inside the 20 and recorded a 36.6-yard net avg. Limited Hester to just two returns, with neither going beyond the Chicago 30. Repeatedly pinned the Bears deep in their own territory, highlighted by two kicks in the fourth quarter that were downed at the Chicago 3 and 2, respectively. Combined with his effort at the N.Y. Jets in Week 8, became the first punter in franchise history to post four-plus punts inside the 20 in two games in a season…At Atlanta (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Was limited to holding on PATs and FGs. It marked the first time in franchise history that the Packers did not punt during a postseason contest…At Chicago (NFC Championship, Jan. 23): A key contributor in the victory, punting eight times with a gross average of 41.8 and a net average of 34.5. Limited Hester to a 5.3-yard return average and a long return of 11 yards on three returns. His 65-yard punt in the third quarter was a franchise postseason record. Biggest punt came with 3:07 remaining and the Packers holding a 21-14 lead. From the Green Bay 24, drilled a 58-yard punt to the Chicago 18 that Hester returned 11 yards before being brought down by CB Brandon Underwood at the Bears’ 29 for a 47-yard net…Vs. Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XLV, Feb. 6): Punted six times, registering a 40.5-yard gross average and a 36.3-yard net average. Helped limit the Steelers to just 5 total punt return yards.

COLLEGE: A four-year letterman who appeared in 50 games during his career at Kentucky, improving his punting average in each season and also handling the team’s kickoff duties and serving as the holder on placements…Finished his career with the third-highest gross punting average in school history (40.2) after raising his average almost 10 yards from his freshman to his senior year…Earned a B.S. in economics and was named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA following both the 2007 and 2008 seasons…Senior season (2008): A first-team All-SEC selection by both the media and the league’s coaches after playing in all 13 games and posting a career-high 45.2-yard average on his 53 punts, the second-highest single-season mark in school history…Named UK’s Special Teams Player of the Year…Dropped 13 of his punts inside the 20-yard line and placed second in the SEC with 23 touchbacks as the team’s primary kickoff man…Was also the recipient of the program’s Jerry Claiborne Award, given annually to the player who best exemplifies academic success and displays a team-oriented attitude throughout the season…Junior season (2007): Earned the first of his two consecutive UK Special Teams Player of the Year awards, averaging 39.8 yards on his 50 punts, landing a career-best 16 of them inside the 20, and also leading the SEC with 23 touchbacks on kickoffs…Sophomore season (2006): Averaged 39.2 yards on 50 punts, downing 13 of them inside the 20, and enjoyed his first full season of kickoff responsibilities, seeing 12 of them downed for touchbacks…Also engineered two successful fake punts his sophomore year that ultimately led to TD drives for the Wildcats, the first coming on a 17-yard rush vs. South Carolina (Oct. 7) and the other on a 10-yard pass vs. Clemson in the Music City Bowl (Dec. 29)…Freshman season (2005): Played in 11 games as a true freshman and punted a career-high 54 times for a 36.4-yard average.

PERSONAL: Given name Timothy James Masthay…Last name is pronounced MASS-tay…Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. …Married, wife’s name is Amanda...The couple has a 1-year old daughter, Emory Grace…Brother, Tom, ran track at Kentucky, and their grandfather, Maurice Masthay, played football at UCLA…Is a close friend and former college teammate of Denver Broncos TE Jacob Tamme…Was inducted into the Murray (Ky.) High School Football Hall of Fame as well as its Baseball Hall of Fame…During the 2011 offseason, became the first football player in school history to have his jersey retired (No. 2)…Is also currently working toward a master’s degree in sports administration through the correspondence program offered by the Center for Sports Administration at Ohio University…High school: One of the most decorated and dynamic athletes in Kentucky high school history, he graduated as an all-state football player, all-state soccer player, all-region baseball player and four-year letterman in basketball at Murray High School…Appeared as a K, P, WR and KR in football, earning first-team all-state honors following his senior season in 2004 from both The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal…Converted 7 of 8 field goals and booted 41 of his 66 kickoffs for touchbacks…On offense, totaled 49 catches for 1,121 yards and 15 TDs, leading all receivers in his classification and ranking third overall in the state…Also returned two kickoffs for TDs and ran back an INT for a score…Participated in football for the first time as a junior in 2003 and was an honorable mention all-state selection…Was a four-year letterman as a center midfielder in soccer, garnering first-team all-state acclaim as a senior and second-team all-state as a junior…Pitched and played CF in baseball where he was an all-region choice and lettered all four years…Averaged 18 points per game in basketball…Was voted the outstanding male student by peers in his senior class…Community involvement: Extremely active in the community, working with The Salvation Army, YMCA and Habitat for Humanity in Green Bay…Read to students at Oneida Elementary School during Dr. Seuss Week in 2011…Has also appeared in each of the last two Donald Driver Charity Softball games and competed in the first annual “Rivalry Cup,” a golf match pitting current and former Packers against similarly eligible Chicago Bears at Medinah Country Club in Illinois…The golf event benefited each of the respective clubs’ foundations…Participated in the Switch 2 Health/Play 60 program, speaking to students at Little Chute Middle School on the importance of staying active and eating healthy…Made a Bellin Health hospital visit around the holidays in 2012...Also was part of a corporate foursome at the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational and the Lombardi Golf Classic in Milwaukee…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys watching movies, playing golf and also playing cards with teammates, spending time with friends and family, listening to contemporary Christian music and reading, listing C.S. Lewis and N.T. Wright as his favorite authors and Lewis’ Mere Christianity, the novel 1984, Jerry Kramer’s Instant Replay, Michael Lewis’ Moneyball and Steven Levitt’s Freakonomics among his favorite titles…Joined teammates in throwing out the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Opening Day in 2011 following the Packers’ victory in Super Bowl XLV…Residence: Oneida, Wis.

  • Posted a 37.6-yard net average in 2010, which matched the best mark by a Packers punter since 1976 (Jon Ryan, 2007). Went on to improve upon that number, upping it to 38.6 in 2011 and then 38.9 in 2012, twice establishing a new franchise record.
  • In addition to a successful season in the net-punting department, he also set a new franchise record with a 45.6-yard gross average in 2011, eclipsing the 45.0-yard mark set by Craig Hentrich in 1997. After clearing the career 150-punt mark in 2012, his 44.2-yard gross average now qualifies for No. 1 in franchise history.
  • Placed a career-high 30 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2012, tying Sean Landeta’s franchise record set in 1998.
  • In the 2010 NFC Championship Game at Chicago, tied the franchise playoff record (since 1976) with five punts inside the 20, matching Hentrich’s mark set on Jan. 11, 1998, at San Francisco.
  • Has now played three career games at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and claimed NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors following two of those outings (Week 8, 2010; Week 13, 2011).
  • A first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection by both the media and the league’s coaches as a senior at Kentucky after posting a career-high 45.2-yard average on his 53 punts, the second-highest single-season mark in school history.
  • Was an all-state football player, all-state soccer player, all-region baseball player and four-year letterman in basketball at Murray (Ky.) High School.


Pro Highlights:

  • Earned roster spot after winning training-camp battle in 2010 and has gone on to have three of the most productive seasons by a punter in franchise history.
  • Bested his own franchise record by posting a 38.9-yard net average in 2012, improving upon that number for the second consecutive season as he now holds the top three single-season marks in club history (since 1976).
  • Tied Sean Landeta’s (1998) franchise record by landing a career-high 30 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2012 (No. 7 in the NFL).
  • Also spearheaded a stingy punting unit that ranked No. 5 in the NFL in opponent return average (7.5) in 2012 and allowed the third-fewest return yards in the league with 179, the second-lowest total in franchise history (113 in 2007).
  • After clearing the career 150-punt mark in 2012, his 44.2-yard gross average now qualifies for No. 1 in franchise history.
  • Improved upon what was a promising first-year campaign by delivering then-franchise records for gross (45.6 avg.) and net (38.6 avg.) punting averages in 2011.
  • Became the first punter in franchise history to land four punts inside the 20-yard line in consecutive games when he did so in Weeks 12 and 13 in 2011.
  • Finished 2011 in a similar fashion to his run at the end of 2010, posting a gross average of 48.1 yards and a net average of 43.6, while dropping 19 punts inside the 20-yard line over the final 10 games of the season.
  • Posted a 37.6-yard net average in 2010, which matched what was then the best mark by a Green Bay punter since 1976 (Jon Ryan, 2007) and placed 25 punts inside the 20 on the season, the most by a Packer since Josh Bidwell registered 26 in 2002.
  • Was especially productive over the final nine games of the regular season in 2010, ranking No. 3 in the NFL in net average (39.9), No. 9 in gross average (44.2), and tied for No. 4 in punts inside the 20 (20) over that span.
  • Carried his production into the playoffs as he tied the franchise playoff record (since 1976) with five punts inside the 20 at Chicago in the NFC Championship Game, matching the previous mark set by Craig Hentrich at San Francisco (Jan. 11, 1998).
  • Signed with the Packers on Jan. 14, 2010, and battled Australian Chris Bryan for the punting position during training camp, earning the job with a strong showing in the Family Night scrimmage as well as his 41.5-yard gross average and 38.0-yard net on four punts during his first preseason.
  • Entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with the Colts in 2009 and went through the offseason program and the early portion of training camp with the club before being released Aug. 11 of that year.


2012 SEASON
: Showed continued improvement and consistency, refining specific areas of his game and turning in another solid season…Punted 70 times for 3,043 yards (43.5 avg., 38.9 net), landing a career-high and franchise-record-tying 30 inside the 20-yard line (Landeta, 1998)…During the season, had the 150th punt of his career, hitting the qualifying threshold to make his career punting average of 44.2 yards rank No. 1 in franchise history…Also led a punt team that allowed the third-fewest return yards in the NFL (179) and ranked No. 5 in opponent return average (7.5)…The 179 yards allowed were the second fewest in franchise history (113 in 2007)…Had just five of his attempts go into the end zone for touchbacks, tying for the second fewest in club annals for a player with 70-plus punts in a season…Also completed a shovel pass on a fake FG attempt in Week 2 vs. Chicago, a play that went for a 27-yard TD…Had one tackle on special teams…Vs. San Francisco (Sept. 9): Opened the season with a difference-making performance against the 49ers. Punted six times for 289 yards (48.6 avg., 41.5 net), landing four of them inside the 20-yard line and three of them inside the 10. Limited the 49ers to just one return and left them with an average starting position at their own 16-yard line following his six attempts…Vs. Chicago (Sept. 13): Followed up the opener with a memorable performance in a Thursday night contest against the division rival. Punted five times for 238 yards (47.6 avg., 42.0 net), landing three inside the 20-yard line and limiting WR Devin Hester to just 8 yards on two returns (4.0 avg.). Highlight play of his night came from his role as the team’s holder for placements. Flipped a shovel pass to TE Tom Crabtree on a fake FG attempt late in the second quarter that went for a 27-yard TD to convert a fourth-and-26. Was credited with his first career TD pass, becoming the first Green Bay punter to throw one since Ron Widby threw a 68-yarder to WR Dave Davis at Houston on Nov. 19, 1972…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Finished with six punts for 255 yards (42.5 avg., 36.0 net), landing three inside the 20-yard line. Contributed to a field-position battle that the Packers won by 263 yards (579-316). Saw a fourth-quarter punt muffed by CB Patrick Peterson at the Arizona 10-yard line that was recovered by CB Jarrett Bush at the 2…At Minnesota (Dec. 30): Punted three times for 128 yards (42.7 avg., 30.7 net). Had his final punt in the second quarter downed by LB Robert Francois at the Vikings’ 11-yard line, his franchise-record-tying 30th of the season to be downed inside the opponent’s 20...Vs. Minnesota (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 5): Tied his postseason career high with eight punts, landing three inside the 20-yard line and forcing five fair catches...Helped cause a turnover with his kick early in the fourth quarter that was muffed by CB Marcus Sherels and recovered by LB Dezman Moses. Also held for K Mason Crosby’s 20-yard FG in the second quarter, a successful conversion that set a new franchise record, as it was his sixth consecutive make in the playoffs (all of which were held by Masthay).

2011: Punted 55 times for 2,506 yards, setting the franchise record for gross average (45.6) and what was then a career high in net average (38.6), and landing 23 of his kicks inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…Bested the previous gross-punting mark of 45.0 set by Craig Hentrich in 1997 and topped the net-average record of 37.6 he had shared with Ryan (2007) after 2010...Similar to his inaugural campaign, grew stronger as the season wore on and was especially effective in the final 10 games when he posted averages of 48.1 (gross) and 43.6 (net), dropping 19 of his 34 attempts inside the 20…Also became the first punter in team history to have back-to-back games with four or more punts inside the 20, doing so in Weeks 12 and 13…Served as the team’s holder for the second consecutive season, helping Crosby to a career-high 85.7 field goal percentage…Vs. St. Louis (Oct. 16): Punted five times for 222 yards (44.4 avg.), including a then-career-long 67-yarder in the fourth quarter that was the longest by a Green Bay player since Ryan’s 72-yarder vs. Detroit on Dec. 30, 2007. Recorded his lone special teams tackle of the season when he took down WR Austin Pettis after a 39-yard return early in the fourth quarter…At Minnesota (Oct. 23): Set career highs in both gross (59.3) and net (55.3) averages (min. three attempts), landing three punts inside the 20-yard line, helping to limit Minnesota to an average starting position at their own 20 on 11 possessions. Net average was the highest by a Packer with three or more attempts since the NFL began tracking net punting in 1976. Was also the highest gross average by a Green Bay punter with three or more attempts since Don Chandler’s 59.7 mark on Oct. 10, 1965. Most critical of his kicks was a 64-yarder that came late in the fourth quarter when the Packers punted from their own 34-yard line holding a narrow 33-27 advantage. Had to rush to get the ball off as it was nearly blocked by DE Everson Griffen, booming the kick deep into Vikings territory and getting a roll that took it to the Minnesota 2-yard line. Also held for Crosby’s franchise-record 58-yard FG in the third quarter…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Had three punts for 163 yards (54.3 avg., 42.3 net), landing one inside the 20. Also recorded his first career carry when LB Jacob Cutrera came free on a rush, forcing Masthay to pull the ball down and run. Cutrera punched the ball out, but Masthay recovered it in stride and advanced 6 yards for a first down…At Detroit (Nov. 24): Punted five times for 207 yards (41.4 avg., 37.8 net), dropping a season-high four punts inside the Detroit 20-yard line, a key factor in the Packers winning the game’s field-position battle by more than 150 yards. Average starting position for the Lions following his five punts was their own 16-yard line and he was instrumental in limiting return man WR Stefan Logan to just one return that resulted in a 2-yard loss…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career after punting five times for 221 yards (44.2 avg., 44.2 net), landing four of his kicks inside the 20-yard line for the second consecutive week, and not allowing the Giants a single return. Became the first punter in franchise history to drop four or more punts inside the 20 in back-to-back games since the statistic began being recorded in 1976. The Giants’ average starting position following his five punts was at their own 13-yard line and their possessions that followed his punts ended with an INT, three punts of their own and a FG. Marked his second career game at MetLife Stadium and he won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors following both of them…At Kansas City (Dec. 18): Punted five times for 267 yards (53.4 avg., 46.2 net), dropping three inside the 20 and seeing his career-long 71-yard kick come in the second quarter. The gross and net averages were both career highs (min. four attempts) and ranked No. 4 and No. 3 respectively in franchise history (since 1976).

2010: Handled all punting duties during the regular season, registering a 43.9-yard gross average and a 37.6-yard net average…His net average tied the best mark by a Packers punter (since 1976) to that point, matching Ryan’s net average in 2007…Also served as the holder for all placements and field goals…Dropped 25 punts inside the 20 on the season, the most by a Green Bay punter since Hentrich’s 26 in 2002…After getting off to a slow start, was one of the most effective punters in the league over the second half of the season…Ranked No. 3 in the NFL in net average (39.9), No. 9 in gross average (44.2), and tied for No. 4 in punts inside the 20 (20) over the final nine contests…Posted a 40.2-yard gross average and a 34.7-yard net average on 18 punts in the postseason…At Philadelphia (Sept. 12): Posted a 41.5-yard average with a net average of 38.0 on four punts in his NFL debut. Helped limit WR DeSean Jackson to just 14 yards on a pair of returns…At N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31): Dropped five punts inside the 20, tying David Beverly (vs. Chicago, Oct. 28, 1978) for the single-game franchise record (since 1976) on his way to earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Became just the second punter in franchise history to receive that recognition, joining Hentrich (Week 11, 1994, vs. N.Y. Jets). Despite punting eight times on the afternoon, the Jets did not record any punt-return yardage, the first time the Packers had allowed no return yards since vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 16, 2003). The Jets’ best starting field position following a punt was their own 23, which proved critical in the Packers’ 9-0 victory…At Detroit (Dec. 12): Posted then-career highs (min. four attempts) with a 50.5-yard gross avg. and a net avg. of 43.4. Placed three punts inside the 20 and booted a career-long 62-yarder in the first quarter. Became the first punter in franchise history to post a 50-yard average in a game with eight or more attempts. Posted four 50-yard punts on the afternoon, becoming the first to do so since Ryan recorded the same number at Minnesota (Nov. 12, 2006)…Vs. Chicago (Jan. 2): With a playoff berth on the line, had a strong showing in challenging conditions against the league’s best return man in Hester. Dropped four of his eight punts inside the 20 and recorded a 36.6-yard net avg. Limited Hester to just two returns, with neither going beyond the Chicago 30. Repeatedly pinned the Bears deep in their own territory, highlighted by two kicks in the fourth quarter that were downed at the Chicago 3 and 2, respectively. Combined with his effort at the N.Y. Jets in Week 8, became the first punter in franchise history to post four-plus punts inside the 20 in two games in a season…At Atlanta (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Was limited to holding on PATs and FGs. It marked the first time in franchise history that the Packers did not punt during a postseason contest…At Chicago (NFC Championship, Jan. 23): A key contributor in the victory, punting eight times with a gross average of 41.8 and a net average of 34.5. Limited Hester to a 5.3-yard return average and a long return of 11 yards on three returns. His 65-yard punt in the third quarter was a franchise postseason record. Biggest punt came with 3:07 remaining and the Packers holding a 21-14 lead. From the Green Bay 24, drilled a 58-yard punt to the Chicago 18 that Hester returned 11 yards before being brought down by CB Brandon Underwood at the Bears’ 29 for a 47-yard net…Vs. Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XLV, Feb. 6): Punted six times, registering a 40.5-yard gross average and a 36.3-yard net average. Helped limit the Steelers to just 5 total punt return yards.

COLLEGE: A four-year letterman who appeared in 50 games during his career at Kentucky, improving his punting average in each season and also handling the team’s kickoff duties and serving as the holder on placements…Finished his career with the third-highest gross punting average in school history (40.2) after raising his average almost 10 yards from his freshman to his senior year…Earned a B.S. in economics and was named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA following both the 2007 and 2008 seasons…Senior season (2008): A first-team All-SEC selection by both the media and the league’s coaches after playing in all 13 games and posting a career-high 45.2-yard average on his 53 punts, the second-highest single-season mark in school history…Named UK’s Special Teams Player of the Year…Dropped 13 of his punts inside the 20-yard line and placed second in the SEC with 23 touchbacks as the team’s primary kickoff man…Was also the recipient of the program’s Jerry Claiborne Award, given annually to the player who best exemplifies academic success and displays a team-oriented attitude throughout the season…Junior season (2007): Earned the first of his two consecutive UK Special Teams Player of the Year awards, averaging 39.8 yards on his 50 punts, landing a career-best 16 of them inside the 20, and also leading the SEC with 23 touchbacks on kickoffs…Sophomore season (2006): Averaged 39.2 yards on 50 punts, downing 13 of them inside the 20, and enjoyed his first full season of kickoff responsibilities, seeing 12 of them downed for touchbacks…Also engineered two successful fake punts his sophomore year that ultimately led to TD drives for the Wildcats, the first coming on a 17-yard rush vs. South Carolina (Oct. 7) and the other on a 10-yard pass vs. Clemson in the Music City Bowl (Dec. 29)…Freshman season (2005): Played in 11 games as a true freshman and punted a career-high 54 times for a 36.4-yard average.

PERSONAL: Given name Timothy James Masthay…Last name is pronounced MASS-tay…Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. …Married, wife’s name is Amanda...The couple has a 1-year old daughter, Emory Grace…Brother, Tom, ran track at Kentucky, and their grandfather, Maurice Masthay, played football at UCLA…Is a close friend and former college teammate of Denver Broncos TE Jacob Tamme…Was inducted into the Murray (Ky.) High School Football Hall of Fame as well as its Baseball Hall of Fame…During the 2011 offseason, became the first football player in school history to have his jersey retired (No. 2)…Is also currently working toward a master’s degree in sports administration through the correspondence program offered by the Center for Sports Administration at Ohio University…High school: One of the most decorated and dynamic athletes in Kentucky high school history, he graduated as an all-state football player, all-state soccer player, all-region baseball player and four-year letterman in basketball at Murray High School…Appeared as a K, P, WR and KR in football, earning first-team all-state honors following his senior season in 2004 from both The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal…Converted 7 of 8 field goals and booted 41 of his 66 kickoffs for touchbacks…On offense, totaled 49 catches for 1,121 yards and 15 TDs, leading all receivers in his classification and ranking third overall in the state…Also returned two kickoffs for TDs and ran back an INT for a score…Participated in football for the first time as a junior in 2003 and was an honorable mention all-state selection…Was a four-year letterman as a center midfielder in soccer, garnering first-team all-state acclaim as a senior and second-team all-state as a junior…Pitched and played CF in baseball where he was an all-region choice and lettered all four years…Averaged 18 points per game in basketball…Was voted the outstanding male student by peers in his senior class…Community involvement: Extremely active in the community, working with The Salvation Army, YMCA and Habitat for Humanity in Green Bay…Read to students at Oneida Elementary School during Dr. Seuss Week in 2011…Has also appeared in each of the last two Donald Driver Charity Softball games and competed in the first annual “Rivalry Cup,” a golf match pitting current and former Packers against similarly eligible Chicago Bears at Medinah Country Club in Illinois…The golf event benefited each of the respective clubs’ foundations…Participated in the Switch 2 Health/Play 60 program, speaking to students at Little Chute Middle School on the importance of staying active and eating healthy…Made a Bellin Health hospital visit around the holidays in 2012...Also was part of a corporate foursome at the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational and the Lombardi Golf Classic in Milwaukee…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys watching movies, playing golf and also playing cards with teammates, spending time with friends and family, listening to contemporary Christian music and reading, listing C.S. Lewis and N.T. Wright as his favorite authors and Lewis’ Mere Christianity, the novel 1984, Jerry Kramer’s Instant Replay, Michael Lewis’ Moneyball and Steven Levitt’s Freakonomics among his favorite titles…Joined teammates in throwing out the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Opening Day in 2011 following the Packers’ victory in Super Bowl XLV…Residence: Oneida, Wis.

 

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