Tim Irwin
No. 76, 78
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1958-12-13) December 13, 1958 (age 63)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Knoxville (TN) Central[1]
NFL Draft:1981 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 50 Greatest Vikings
  • Minnesota Vikings 40th Anniversary Team
  • All-SEC (1980)[2]
  • Academic All-American (1980)[2]
Career NFL statistics
Games played:201
Games started:187
Fumble recoveries:8
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Timothy Edward Irwin (born December 13, 1958) was an offensive tackle for the Tennessee Volunteers in college and played in the NFL for 14 years. Most of his professional career was with the Minnesota Vikings.

In 1990, he earned his law degree and was admitted to the Tennessee bar. In 2000, he opened his own law office in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he practiced in the field of criminal defense, juvenile justice, personal injury and sports law. In 2005, he was appointed Judge of the Juvenile Court for Knox County, along with former NFL linebacker Ron McCartney.

Irwin was also a co-founder of the Catholic Youth Football League in Knoxville. The league allows children who do not have a school team to play on a faith-based team and compete together against schools in the area.

Tim Irwin/Food City Bass Tournament

Since 1987, Irwin has sponsored the Tim Irwin/Food City Bass Tournament held in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley and has raised over $1 million since 1990. In recognition of his efforts, Irwin was inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame on May 14, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]


  1. ^ 1976 Tennessee Signees, 1976 Tennessee Volunteers Football Guide, p. 52.
  2. ^ a b 1980 Honorees, 1981 Tennessee Volunteers Football Guide, p. 92.
  3. ^ Alumni Hall of Fame Honors Judge Tim Irwin Archived August 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, press release dated May 2, 2009