Signee: K/P Tim Masthay

Posted Feb 2, 2005

Tim Masthay signs with Kentucky ...

Tim Masthay
Kicker/Punter/Wide Receiver,
6-2, 200, Fr-HS,
Murray, Ky. (Murray)

Remarkably versatile athlete who was an all-state football player, all-state soccer player, all-region baseball player, and outstanding basketball player at Murray (Ky.) HS … In football, excelled as a kicker, punter, wide receiver, and kick returner … First-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal … Made 7-of-8 field goals as a senior and converted every attempt within 40 yards … 41 of his 66 kickoffs (62.1 percent) went for touchbacks … Averaged 39.4 yards per punt … Caught 49 passes for 1,121 yards, an eye-popping 22.9 yards per catch, and 15 touchdowns … Ranked third in the state overall in receiving and was tops among players in Class A … Averaged 26.6 yards on kickoff returns, including two runbacks for touchdowns … Also scored a TD on an interception return … Honorable-mention all-state as a junior, his first year that he played football … Team went 9-3 each of his two seasons, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs each year … The No. 14 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep … Coached by Rick Fisher … “The best thing about Tim is that he is so competitive,” Fisher said. “He’s a great kid with great ability. I’ve been here 30 years and he is the best athlete I’ve seen come through Murray High School. He can do so many things so well.” … First-team all-state in soccer as a senior and second-team all-state as a junior … Four-year letterman as a center midfielder … Will be a four-year letterman in basketball and currently averages 18 points per game … Also will be a four-year letterman in baseball … All-region in baseball, plays pitcher and centerfield, and helped his team advance to the final eight of the state tournament one year … Ambidextrous person who writes right-handed, kicks right-footed, but pitches left-handed … Honor-roll student, member of the Beta Club, and member of the “Hi-Y” community service group … His brother, Tom, runs track at UK … A grandfather, Maurice Masthay, played football at UCLA … Last name is pronounced “MAS-tay” as the “h” is silent … Knew he wanted to go to Kentucky and did not seriously consider other schools.

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