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Tim Boyle | Average to Savage EP35

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This is the thirty-fifth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring Green Bay Packers QB Tim Boyle. Paul Guarino talked with Tim Boyle discussing his passion for football, his transfer from UConn to Eastern Kentucky University and his journey to the NFL with the Green Bay Packers. Follow Tim Boyle www.instagram.com/TimBoyle_8 www.twitter.com/TimBoyle_7 Powered by PG Sports www.pg-sports.com

This is the average to average podcast with Paul Greno, everyone in anyone, athletes, so webs and much more. Job Everybody. On back for another episode of the average savage podcast. A special guest today's Green Bay packers quarterback Tim Boyl. Tim, how's it going? Great? How are you doing? Good? Good, you know, in Connecticut in the cold, that's pretty much the same over here in Green Bay. Six degrees right now is the negative, negative fifteen wn sh'll. So I'm trying to survive. Could you give me a brief background about yourself? Yeah, born or raised and Middletown Connecticut. Then shortly they're after moved to Middlefield, the town over. So pretty much hail from Middlefield Connecticut. The middle of three kids, older sister, younger sister. Happily married parents. You know, played a lot of sports as a younger kid, but really enjoyed football, obviously, and you know, obviously succeeded out of a young age show decided to focus on it and you know, did well in high school. You know, one three state championships and then what's to Yukon didn't do too well and I don't think we had a very good team then, but decided to transfer East Kentucky. Had an OK senior year and it put me in position to be a preferred free agent with the packers and then at that point was come up to me and, you know, made the best of my situation and ended up making them fifty three minute roster. So extremely less. Yeah, for sure, let's jump into that. So how did you how did you get into football grown up? That's a great question. I think I was too young really to even think about it. I mean I was probably five or six and playing flag football. I kind of enjoyed running around at that age, you know, you're kind of playing basketball, baseball, football, soccer. You're trying to all out just to see what you like, and I really like football. From a young age I had a pretty strong arm. So the youth coaches decided to make me quarterback. So it's it's funny how it all goes back to, you know, one coach pretty much just deciding my fate for the rest of my life, my football career. So yeah, it's never really look back. From a young age, kind of just enjoyed playing football, played basketball, baseball, but those are kind of my side...

...sports. Really enjoyed football. So yeah, I haven't looked back since. Like you just mentioned before, I know you want to three. You two three state titles that I gave your jenuine new as a powerhouse being from my seven. I know you guys beat us a few times and unfortunate. And so what was the recruiting process? So I got out of high school for you. Yeah, my it started picking up my junior year. My first offer came after my sophomore from Boston College and Syracuse and Yukon, and then junior year started picking up to the bigger schools, you know, Florida, Notre Dame, Oregon, Houston. So you got those bigger schools. But yeah, just took some visits, you know, make good relationships with the coaches that were there, and then up decided to commit to Boston College and my whole senior year I was committed to BC and then, you know, a few weeks before Sunning Day, coaching change happened and you know, I kind of looked around a little bit ended up going to Yukon. So you know, everything happens for a reason. I'm glad I went to Yukon and got those experiences under my belt, met a lot of good people, a lot of good coaches there. So I was kind of my hurting process. It was a little, little up and down there for a while, but wouldn't have it any the way. Kind of teaches you because of the ropes of the business. For sure. Now, like growing up, was one of your goals like to go to Yukon? That was actually not I was. I was. I was always a yukon fan growing up because that's like the local team, obviously, but my whole recurating process it was kind of weird. Every time I go visit Yukon be a cloudy, rainy day and I just wouldn't get positive vibes from it. So I always kind of told myself I wanted to stay away from Yukon, like as a sophomore in the junior. But then when you kind of came back around and I kind of reintroduce my you know, the new staff, new quarterback coach, I got to obviously build some good relationships with them and I felt comfortable. I pulled the trigger and, you know, had an up and down season as a freshman and, so to speaking, in the sophomore in junior season as well.

But you know, like I said, it's a it was an unfortunate roller coaster Yukon, but it taught me a whole lot of football, a lot about myself and I wouldn't have it any other way. Yeah, for sure. So how'd you come overcome those obsoless going through? I know you were starting, sometimes, you weren't starting sometimes. Yeah, yeah, I always told myself, you know, if you continue to do the right thing, then good things will happen to you, and I my dad and my parents, you know, my mom, and they've always instilled that in me. You know what I mean. It's it's hard to do what's right, especially when I was looking you know, I mean it's it's it's the character you haven't as you're internally, and I can being a competitive athlete. I mean it's you either do it or you don't do but it's that simple. And if you can feel bad for yourself, where you can work harder, and that's why I decided to do you know, those tough couple, tough couple blows there, you know, being a starter, then going to start string and back up. But you know, consistently, you know, worked on my craft and worked and you know, now I'm in the position. I want to be in. So, like I said, I mean it's in the in the in the time it was a little rough because it's definitely not in definitely not easy. But looking back, you know, taught me a whole lot about myself and I think the one where that stands that was perseverance and just perseverance through the good times in the bad times. What was what was the deciding factor of transferring from you? Gone after junior year? I like why? Just kind of want to clean start. You know, I always I stayed at you calm my junior year because I wanted to go and compete for starting job. Yeah, that didn't that didn't happen and I felt like I should have been the starter, but, you know, the team didn't feel like that was the case. So it was just a one of those circumstances where I kind of wanted to just have a clean slate, go to a new school, have a positive college experience, get some wins that are my belt. So that's kind of the driving factor for that. Yeah, how'd you end up at Eastern Kentucky? Yeah, my freshman year quarterback coach at Yukon Shane Day, he I reached out to him. He's...

...the dolphins at the time and I said I'm transferring. Hey, can you put me in touch with some of the coaches that you know? Guy's kind of reached out to my old coaches and just to see, you know, who they do, and he was good friends with Mark Elder, the head coach for recing entucky. So you put me in touch and we built a relationship. But I took a visit and committed Ku. You have to know what was the difference between the recruiting process out of college and then going through like the transfer process? Yeah, so my and my thought process was transferring down so I can play right away. Yeah, so, you know, right right coming out of my my my transfer there, I thought I'd be able to go down and play right away. But that's not the case. The SCAA actually made me sit out because I had a year of eligibility and my red shirt. So they made me sit out. So it was interesting. You know, I reached out to those wonderble a FCS schools and you know it's between Taus in Wagner and Eku and felt comfortable to staff and the offense and decide to pull trigger. Yeah, wow, I thought they yeah, that thought the same thing. I thought you didn't have to sit out, but must be if you go down to dtwo or something. Yeah, it's a very interesting rule that I didn't know about until I actually got dk you and it told me how to sit up. So what was that season like? Did you like learning some new stuff or like where you guys? So, when I first got there, obviously, you know, most guys watch shirts true freshman right, and when you're a true freshman you're kind of getting used to college, you know, you're still into the going out phase of college, trying to figure out what you're going to do. And you know, I got the opportunity to direct shore as a true senior. So as a whole, another experience for me. I really buckled down physically, you know, I kind of I put on probably ten pounds of good weight. Learn a lot about football, always in every single staff meeting, every quarterback meeting. I mean I was pretty much a GA that year. I was learning, you know, learn the offense, how to coach guys, you know, and obviously continuing to build my leadership on and off the field...

...team. So it was definitely an international year for me from a from a developmental standpoint. But yeah, it was a fun year. Yeah, definitely. What was it? What was it like just living in Kentucky? Kentucky was interesting. Kentucky was interesting. It's it's different. Little slower paste, but foods good. You know, people are great. Little slower pace, but football is you know, it's true. They say the south is you know, they care about their football. There's probably it was probably more passionate fans, not the number of fans of you calm, but they're just so passionate. You know, they stay, they're interested. It's it's it's a fun atmosphere down there. Yeah, it's pretty cool. So how did you how did you win the starting job there? Yeah, so I came off my red tri year and there was a little quarterback battle between three guys and, you know, just had a good spring and a good preseason and they named the starter. So it was it was one of those opportunities where, you know, I transfer all the way down to Kentucky. I mean, I better work my butt off to make sure I'm the starter because I don't want to waste a transfer being a backup again. So I really buckled down and they name it a starter and rest is history. For sure. What led to your success? For I mean, I guess, because that was, like, you're weird, only year they played and started every game, right. Yeah, I think the biggest thing was just understanding the offense, and I think my retret year really helped with that. was just being around the coaches and understanding what they were going to call and why they why they were calling it, and I think that that mindset really helped me going to my senior year, my retter senior year. All right, now let's walk through your NFL Journey. Like so, what happened after you graduate? I mean, yeah, you finished football, you graduate. Then what happens? Yeah, so graduate, play football senior year and then I trance. So I go to Washington DC to train and pretty much just buckle down there for a month and a half and just get my body right, understand the forty,...

...the shuttle, I kind of stuff to set me up for pro day and I had a really good prod Uku, if I think helped me. I'll get on a few radar son a few teams, and then projay came around. I did good job, you know, talk to a couple coaches there and then after that it's kind of a weird waiting game, you know what I mean. It's the draft. You kind of have to wait and see what happens. So draft that comes around and you know, the last day comes and the packers call looking for an undrafted obviously free agent, preferred free agent. So you know, sign with them on that day and then your you report with a bunch of the other rookies and that's kind of free game. At that point. You know everyone's there's a ninety man a roster and it's made. The best man went to the fifty three and at first it was a very difficult learning the offense. Towards the preseason it starts to really click and you start to understand it and fortunately I had a good, a good preseason, which I think helped me, you know, stay in the fifty through then roster stuff. Yeah, so the cuts finally happened. I made the team and then, you know, the rest of the the whole pretty much year this year was is just supporting air and making sure he gets what he needs for for the Games on Sunday, because he's he's a guy run on the show out there. It's no longer about you know, Deshaun and I it's all about Aaron and how he can go out there and help us win. So you know, it's all about breaking down film and doing defensive, you know, deep beat reports, form and and just breaking down stuff formed to make it easier form those. It was a great experience my rookie year. It's been it's been a lot of fun. You know, Aaron Deshaun have been a great pair of leaders for me. They've done a great job of showing me the ropes, so I'm extremely happy about that. Yeah, for sure. So, so the packers are the only ones interested in you. Now there are a couple their teams. I think you're raiders, browns, the Vikings. They're pretty pretty heavily recruiting me, but other than that, not a whole lot of teams. Know it was the packers only offer. No, I had the raiders in the browns. So so how'd you decide to pick the packers? I had a previous relationship with...

...the packers. I took a top thirty visit there, so I got to meet some of the coaches and I felt comfortable about the quarterback the quarterback competition here, so decided to be with packers. It's a great organization and you know, it's first class and I truly do loving Green Bay. Yeah, it's pretty cool, I mean, I mean unfortunately going undrafted, but like that's cool that you got to actually pick from three different teams. Yeah, and that's I mean, being undrafted is not a negative thing because, like you said, you get almost pick at that point and that's kind of where you have to do your homework and see, you know, what spots would fit best for you. But yeah, I know it's whether you're drafted or undrafted. I mean it's really up to you at that point. It's it's you got to make a team. You had a battle. It's although competing and, you know, trying to make that fifty three men roster. Yeah, and I remember twitter just blowing up and they were like every week it was like who's Tim boil too, stim boil, and then like kept on going off and then all the sudden there one week after another, like all right, this could my make it? Who is he? Where's he from? where? And then I just kept as seen everything. So I was about a no where, which was nice, but it's it's nice kind of being the other dog and coming up and no one really knows who you are. You're making a statement. So I kind of enjoyed being that guy. If for sure like even like that. I mean quarterback, that's the that's the position. You know. Yep, YEP, no doubt. So ultimately won the third stream job after they traded Brett Hugley. So what was what was it like just making the fifty three man roster? But it was awesome. It was a dream come true. You know, you have those experiences you come being bench and people telling you can't do this or that and then to finally, you know, realize that you've made the fifty three men roster for not even the NFL but the green at packers. I mean, so much history, so much tradition there, and that was a that was an emotional day for me when I got that call. So yeah, that'll be with me forever and, you know, can't thank my family and my friends, my girlfriend enough for for being there for me and just run into doubt. You know, it's all worth it. Yeah, for sure. And...

...going into the first game, I know Aaron Rodgers got injured and then the Showan, I think, got injured too, but you weren't you weren't active and I remember also good it. Twitter was going wild too, because they were like why is in the third quarterback actor? Yeah, most more backs, staring quarterbacks aren't active. So it's it's one of those funky deals where you know you have fifty three guys but you can only dress forty stays on game day. So I, unfortunately, was one of those guys who was inactive. But yeah, I know that was a very situation that first in there, but Aaron came back and did what he does best and lead us to win. So yeah, so overall, how is your rookie year? I know you kind of touched on it, but yeah, it was awesome. I learned a lot. Didn't really understand the the true ins and outs of what goes into, you know, the National Football League, but it's great to see, you know, just the game playing, the scheming. There's the hours in the manpower put into it. So yeah, I learned a lot. I think I'm going to come out a lot better from it. And Yeah, it's been a great a lot of great relationships and, you know, just happy to be a part of the organization. Yeah, and I see you guys have fun with the photo bomber. Yeah, we do. That's kind of a little thing we do, but it's fun. And what's it been like? Just like working with Aaron Rodgers and learning from me. Yeah, it's been awesome, you know, just to see how he goes about, you know, every week and how he approaches each game plan and you know, he's just so consistent and that's one thing I think I'm going to take his. He doesn't fluctuate. You know what I mean. It's just, you know, a straight line of consistency of preparing and being the same leader and player on and off the field. so He's been great. It's been very helpful with me in my development. So I can't thank him enough. How do you? How do you feel about your new coach, metal for being a former quarterback? Yeah, that's great, I think. I think we're all eager to learn the offense and kind of see where the thing's going to go. So, you know, it's awesome having a young, vibrant staff, you know, having guys you want to play for and you trust. It's going to be a fun see me a fun...

...couple years. Have you got to meet him yet? I did, yeah, briefly. You got to shake his hand, introduce myself, but no indepth conversations yet. Just kind of the the introduction stage right now. And what are your goals for this offseason and then the two thousand and nineteen season? Yeah, I kind of one too. Kind of want to lean my body out a little bit, you know, lose some weight, put on some good weight. I want to I want to kind of touch my body up. And now I just want to understand the offense. You know, it's it's interesting going into a new year with a new quarterback coach, new coordinator, head coach, and you have to learn a whole new systems. So I think that's my priority right now is kind of trying to get up there and see the coaches and see what I can take pick cuff from the offense. Yeah, definitely. You're ready for some fun questions. Let's do it. What's the biggest difference living in Connecticut and now living in Wisconsin? A lot colder. It's a different cold, a lot colder. Yeah, like I said, I mean right now is negative negative eighteen wind show right now. It's crazy. And what do you like to do when your free time, when you're not playing football? Are Working out? That's another question. Like going to see movies, you know, big Golfer, okay, and I'm just I'm a big movie Guy, kind of like the the theater, and you going to see plays and go and see movies. That kind of aspect of life right now. But what's the latest movie? You saw her, good one. You see what's we just go see? Oh Man, the blank, and right now it's a really good movie to Glass Lash. Yeah, glass, Yep, it was a good one. What about you give me your top five favorite quarterbacks all time? Top five favorite quarterbacks all time? Good one, your favorite quarterback in no particular order. Okay, I'm going to go Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, pagan, manning, stole back and full. will go Montana. All right, I'll take it. Yeah, yeah, and what about what was your favorite city? Besides...

...you're in Bay like traveling. Last I like Seattle. You know, it's kind of a quaint little city that's, you know, up on a hill. It's it's nice little city. I enjoyed that experience for sure. Actually, I think I had a somebody else say that too. I forgot who was, but someone else had Seattle recently too. Yeah, it's good little place. Well appreciate you coming on and where can people find you on social media? Yeah, I'm at this point. I'm on twitter and and INSTAGRAM. Leave. It's to tim boil underscore seven or tim boil seven or Timble. Actually, I'm not seven eight, Tim boil eight at this point. So yeah, yeah, I'm on twitter, instagram. So look me up and for sure I appreciate you coming on. Yeah, I appreciate your me and look forward to Sanin Touch.

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