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.[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. 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.


PuntsYdsLngAvgIn 20

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HtWt40‑yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20‑ss3‑coneVert jumpBroadBP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
4.78 s1.77 s2.86 s    8 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[19][20]

Indianapolis Colts

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

Green Bay Packers

Masthay was signed by the Green Bay Packers to a reserve/future contract on January 15, 2010.[21]

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

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.[2]

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.[2]

On August 30, 2016, Masthay was released by the Packers.[2]



SeasonTeam Kicking
2010Green Bay Packers16713,1146243.9
2011Green Bay Packers16552,5067145.6
2012Green Bay Packers16703,0436543.5
2013Green Bay Packers16642,8546244.6
2014Green Bay Packers16492,1596344.1
2015Green Bay Packers16813,5546243.9

Personal life

In 2009, Masthay married his longtime girlfriend, Amanda. They welcomed a daughter, Emory Grace, on March 15, 2012, one day before Tim's 25th birthday. The couple welcomed their second child, baby boy Paxton, on November 14, 2014. They recently welcomed a third child Darcy Rose on June 17, 2016.