Tim Maypray
No. 8
Position:Wide Receiver
Personal information
Born:(1988-05-13)May 13, 1988
Madisonville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died:January 15, 2019(2019-01-15) (aged 30)
Mooresville, North Carolina, U.S.
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Randolph-Macon Academy
College:VMI
Undrafted:2010
Career history
Player stats at CFL.ca (archive)

Timothy Wayne Maypray III[1] (May 13, 1988 – January 15, 2019) was an American professional gridiron football wide receiver. He most recently played for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. Prior to playing for Ottawa, he was with the Montreal Alouettes, also of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Maypray returned kicks for the Alouettes during the 2010 season. During his CFL debut against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Maypray returned a missed field goal 125 yards for a touchdown.[2]

Playing career

Amateur

Maypray played his high school football at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia. He was a two-time letterman in football and basketball.[3]

Maypray played college football at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where he played several different positions (wide receiver, running back and quarterback) and returned kicks.[2] During his four-year career at VMI, Maypray scored 39 touchdowns.[2] Maypray was named the 2006 Big South Freshman of the Year.[3] He was named First Team All Big South at kick returner, and Second Team All Big South at wide receiver after his sophomore season.[3] Heading into the 2009 season, Maypray received several pre-season honours including being named to the Big South Football Conference Pre-Season All Conference Team at both quarterback and as a punt returner.[4] He was also voted the 2009 Big South Pre-Season Offensive Player of the Year.[4]

Professional

Maypray made his professional debut with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) during the 2010 season. During his first game, Maypray returned a missed field goal by Luca Congi of the Saskatchewan Roughriders 125 yards for a touchdown, setting a team record.[2] During the Alouettes next meeting against the Roughriders, Maypray returned another missed field goal 118 yards for a touchdown.[5] After his second missed field goal return for a touchdown, Maypray was named the CFL's Special Teams Player of the Week.[6]

Off Season

During the off season of the CFL, Maypray worked at his old high school, Randolph-Macon Academy.

Personal life

While at VMI, Maypray also played on the basketball team.[3] He majored in psychology.[3]

Maypray died on January 15, 2019.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Timothy Wayne Maypray II - View Obituary & Service Information".
  2. ^ a b c d Zurkowsky, Herb (July 9, 2010). "'A great opportunity,' Maypray says". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e "#28 Tim Maypray". Virginia Military Institute. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Tim Maypray, VMI, NFL draft". CBS Sportsline. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  5. ^ Piercy, Justin (August 7, 2010). "Alouettes hold off Saskatchewan". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  6. ^ "Cory Boyd headlines players of the week". Canadian Football League. August 10, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  7. ^ "Former Montreal Alouettes receiver Tim Maypray dies at the age of 30". National Post. Montreal Gazette. January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.