Tim Masthay

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Tim Masthay

Tim ranks No. 1 in team history (min. 150 attempts) in both career gross punting average (44.3) and career net punting average (38.3).
· Set a franchise record (since 1976) with a 38.95-yard net punting average in 2013, and holds the top four single-season marks (2010-13) in team annals.
· His 45.6-yard gross average in 2011 set a franchise record, eclipsing the 45.0-yard mark set by Craig Hentrich in 1997. Holds two of the top four single-season gross punting averages in team history (44.6 in 2013).
· Ranks No. 1 in team annals (since 1976) for the most career punts placed inside the 20 with 114, having surpassed Hentrich’s mark of 104 last season.
· Has served as the holder on placements from 2010-14 and has held for all six of the longest field goals in franchise history (all by K Mason Crosby).
· Punted just 49 times in 2014, the fewest by any punter in the league who played in 10-plus games.
· Shared kickoff duties with Crosby in 2013, with 17 of his 36 kickoffs (47.2 percent) going for touchbacks.
· Placed a career-high 30 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2012, tying Sean Landeta’s franchise record set in 1998.
· 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).
· 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 Hentrich at San Francisco (Jan. 11, 1998).
· Has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week three times in his career (Week 8, 2010; Week 13, 2011; Week 2, 2012). Became the first NFL punter to win the award in each of his first three seasons in the league.
· Signed with the Packers on Jan. 14, 2010, and battled Australian Chris Bryan for the punting position during training camp. Earned 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.

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