Tyrone “Touchdown” Timmons
2017 Mississippi Valley State Hall of Fame Inductee
Tyrone “Ty” Timmons Jr., a native of Tampa. He was a two-sport athlete at Tampa Bay Technical High School from 1999 to 2002, as well as an academic scholar. He earned an athletic scholarship to Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS, where he graduated with cum laude honors and received his Bachelors of Science degree in the spring of 2007.
On the football field, Timmons became the third wide receiver in MVSU’s history to have a 1,000-yard season and finished as the #4 All-Time leading WR for his career. Timmons earned many honors during his time at MVSU. In 2003 he set three new freshman school records for the most catches in a season, receiving yards in a season and yards per game average for the season, previously held by Jerry Rice. He also was a Freshman All-American. In 2005 he was selected as First Team All-SWAC, Second Team Football Gazette NCAA I-AA Southwest All-Regional Team, NCAA Division I-AA AAll-AmericanTeam and NCAA Division I-AA Academic All-American Team. He was selected to the 2006 Preseason NCAA Division I-AA All-America team, 2006 First Team Black College All-American, Preseason First Team All-SWAC, Second Team All-SWAC, and NCAA Division I-AA Academic All-American Team his senior season. Timmons finished his career with 148 receptions for 2,285 yards and 17 touchdowns. He is awarded Greatest Freshman of the 2000-2009 decade and also is named the Greatest WR of the 2000-2009 decade. Timmons is named on MVSU’s All-Time All freshman team, 2000-2009 All Decade team, All-Time All two-way player team and All-Time All-Academic team. He is also ranked in the top 100 football players in MVSU history and in the Top 250 Greatest players in MVSU history.
Timmons went on to become an undrafted free agent signee to the New York Giants in 2007, and later that year, he signed to play for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2008, he won Rookie of the Year for the Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football Franchise, and in 2010 he broke the 25 year franchise record set by Arena Football Hall of Fame member George LaFrance for the most receiving touchdowns (44) in a season.
Timmons is the 6th player in Arena Football history to record 9 touchdowns in his first 3 games, joining arena football legend Eddie Brown. Timmons pro career numbers from 2008-2010: 215 receptions 2,705 yards and 85 Touchdowns.
Former Panther and Spoto High Stand Out
Now Green Bay Packer who in his rookie season helped the Packers reach the NFC Conference Championship Game.
Born in Tampa, FL, Ryan McCall Sr. I have always loved the game of football. I started playing at a very young age with the Progress Village Panthers. Many may remember me, from my time as Quarterback at Riverview High School. After high school, I played football at Manchester College in Manchester, IN. From there, I transferred to Ferrum
College in Ferrum, VA and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Concentration in Sports Management. After finishing my collegiate career, I began working in Corporate America with the Hertz Corporation.
Though my professional career, I began to search for my true calling and began to get more active in sharpening my craft. I attended the 2016 NFL Combine where I was fortunate to network with Football Scouts and Coaches and later became a certified NFL Scout with Sports Management Worldwide.
Even though, my glory days, of playing football, are over; I still remember the difficult process for young athletes of gaining exposure in their respective sports and being recruited.
In 2016, I the founded the Breaking Boundaries Foundation. This organization was created to help young athletes that may not be knowledgeable of the recruiting process and the importances of academics that comes with this process. The organization is fully invested in supporting all aspects of a student athlete’s transition from high school to college. The best part is it’s not just football but for all sports.
I’ve been actively taking high school student athletes of all sports on school visits across the Atlanta region and will be sending students to exposure camps across the country this summer. I am looking forward to expanding the Breaking Boundaries Foundation and providing more opportunities for student athletes, everywhere.