Tim Wansley
Tim  Wansley


Buford, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 172




TIM WANSLEY...Born: November 11, 1979.

High School: Buford...USA Today All-USA Honorable Mention...named Class A First Team All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a junior and senior...chosen one of the Super Southern 100 and Top 50 in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ....named to the Macon Telegraph's Sweet 16...named to 1998 Fox Sports South Countdown to Signing Day All-South First Team Defense...completed 208 of 396 career pass attempts for 3,687 yards and 44 TDs.... rushed 198 times in his career for 1,447 yards and 32 touchdowns ...added 990 career return yards for 5 more TDs... recorded 6,124 yards total offense with 81 touchdowns in his four years as starting quarterback...on defense he finished his career with 12 interceptions ..Gwinnett Touchdown Club Back of the Year 1997 ...Gwinnett Daily Post 1997 Back of the Year...Gainesville Times All-Area Player of the Year...Gwinnett Extra 1997 Back of the Year ...voted team Captain his senior season....four-year letterman in track ...Class A State Champion in 100 m (10.7) and runner up in the long jump...four-year starter in basketball ...selected to play in 1998 Georgia-Florida All-Star Game...High School Coach: Dexter Wood.

College: 1998 ? Played in all 11 regular season games as backup cornerback....also retured kickoffs (6x93 yards)....1999 - Good spring performance, which included three tackles and one pass break-up in annual spring G-Day game....listed as number one LCB at conclusion of spring drills....played in all 11 regular season games including three starts....best games vs. Georgia Tech (11 tackles), Florida (4 tackles, 1 interception), and Central Florida (4 tackles)...recorded eight tackles, one pass break-up, and one tackle-for-loss in Georgia's 28-25 come-from-behind overtime victory over Purdue in the Outback Bowl, the biggest comeback in bowl history (from 0-25 deficit) and the first major sporting event of the 21st century (11:07 a.m., Jan. 1, 2000)....2000 - Listed as starter at RCB position at conclusion of spring drills....became all-star player leading the SEC in interceptions with six....became second player in Georgia history to return two interceptions for TD's in the same season (the other was Jake Scott, 1968)...named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Vanderbilt (career-high 12 tackles, returned an interception 62 yards for a TD and also returned a blocked extra-point attempt 86 yards for a two-point conversion)...in that game he became the first Bulldog defensive player to score eight-or-more points in a game since Buzy Rosenberg tallied 12 points in a win over Oregon State in 1971...other best games vs. Georgia Tech (9 tackles), vs.Tennessee (5 tackles, 2 interceptions), and vs. Arkansas (6 tackles, 1 interception)...also one of the team's top special teams players with seven total tackles...named to All-SEC first team by SEC Coaches and to the All-SEC second team by the Associated Press and The Sporting News....named to the 2000 All-SEC team by College Sports Central which produces SEC football games through College Sports Southeast......2001 - Outstanding spring which included two tackles, one pass deflection, and one interception and 28-yard return in annual spring G-Day game....named to All-Spring Team by The Sporting News.....named pre-season All-America honorable mention by Street and Smith's...n..amed to Phipps/Regions Bank pre-season All-SEC first team....named to pre-season Thorpe Awad Watch List....Led the team in solo tackles (60) and pass breakups (9), and finished fourth in combined tackles with 60....accounted for nine combined tackles, including seven unassisted, two pass breakups and one forced fumble vs. South Carolina (Sept. 8)....had solid all-around outing in Georgia?s 26-24 upset over Tennessee (Oct. 6), tallying nine combined tackles, including seven unassisted stops, two pass breakups and one forced fumble....impressive performance vs. Florida (Oct. 27) included seven combined tackles (six solos) and also rushed for 18 yards and a first down on a fake punt in the fourth quarter....came through with clutch performance at Georgia Tech (Nov. 24), tallying nine combined tackles and his third career interception return (28 yards) for a touchdown.....suffered broken bone in lower leg in season finale vs. Houston....elected by teammates as permanent special teams captain at conclusion of regular season....named All-SEC first team by the Associated Press, the SEC Coaches and collegefootballnews.com....Major: Arts and Sciences.


Year G/GS Solo Asst. Total Sacks TL CF RF Int. PBU
1998 11/0 8 3 11 0 0 0 0 1 1
1999 11/3 25 5 30 0 0 0 1 0 7
2000 11/11 41 30 71 0 2/10 1 0 6 12
2001 10/10 60 9 69 0 2/5 3 0 2 9
Totals 43/25 134 47 181 0 4/15 4 1 9 29

Punt Returns

Yr Gm Ret. Yards Avg. TD LG
1998 11 0 0 0 0 -
1999 11 3 39 13.0 0 21 USU
2000 11 1 0 0.0 0 0 NMS
2001 10 4 79 19.8 0 52 UH
Totals 43 8 118 14.8 0 52 UH

My Favorite.....

Movie: Remember the Titans
Television Show: Martin
Song: Georgia Boy
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson
Actress: Julia Roberts
Hobby: Fishing, swimming
Sport Other than Football: Basketball, baseball
Thing about UGA: Everything
Person I would like to meet: Michael Jordan
Person I'd like to switch places with for one day: No one
Thing about game day in Athens: The atmosphere
Career I would like to have: A successful one!

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