|City/State:||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|High School:||Western HS|
PERSONAL — Born Timothy Gene Day on Sept. 3, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nev. Parents: Gene and Levon Day. Family: Three brothers, two sisters. High School (Coach): Western (Rich Stevens) 2001. Major: Family and Human Services. Redshirt: 2001.
HIGH SCHOOL — The two-year starter and team captain excelled at defensive end and tight end for the Warriors his senior year after tarring as an offensive guard in 1999. The first-team Southern Nevada all-league choice pulled down two touchdown catches as a senior in addition to recording 12 QB sacks.
OREGON — Arguably the most physically gifted tight end in school history, his mere presence on the field offers the potential to change the course of any game. No better example exists than a short 2003 catch against California in which he converted into a 31-yard touchdown and ignited a 14-point turnaround. The two-time all-conference pick’s 12 career TD catches falls three shy of the school record at that position. Yet overshadowing his own talents are the opportunities he creates for others. While injuries have diminished his productivity in the the past, coaches remain anxious to witness the impact a healthy Day can generate over the course of an entire season. Possesses the flexibility to find the open seam over the middle as well as run by and over defenders in the open field. Matches deceptive speed with power as he tested second at his position in school history with a 390-lb. bench press in the spring following a second-best power clean lift (341 lbs.) and third-best squat (505) in 2003.
2004 — A foot injury proved to be the best defense against the potentially overpowering tight end. Despite playing at less than full strength in all 11 games (9 starts), he posted the sixth-most single-season catches by a player at his position in school history and still came within six receptions of equalling the most by an Oregon tight end on record in one year. Totals occurred despite participating in only eight plays vs. UCLA and unable to answer the bell in the second half in a one-point loss at California. The second-team all-conference honoree and Ducks’ third-leading receiver still managed to rank second on the team in receiving yards per game (41.5 avg.). Caught more touchdown passes than any other tight end in the league (8) while ranking third among Pac-10’s tight ends in receiving yards and fourth in catches. Eight grabs for 152 yards and two scores at Washington State (all in the second half) represented third-most single-game yards ever by an Oregon tight end, while catches ranked fourth at that position. Effort was rewarded by him being named team’s weekly Offensive Player of the Week. Caught pair of TD passes vs. Idaho, Washington State, California and Oregon State.
2003 — A shoulder injury early in the season delayed development but once healthy, the depths of his potential and strength were evident. Despite battling through the injury, Day played in all 13 games and started 11 of those contests. After totaling 11 catches for 148 yards and one score in Oregon’s first nine games, the first-year starter exploded in the Ducks’ final four contests, grabbing 12 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns, including a season-best four catches for 69 yards vs. California. No single play was any more key to his confidence as well as the team’s fortunes than his fourth-quarter touchdown vs. the Bears as he converted a short reception into a 31-yard score to key a 14-point turnaround and help the Ducks overcome a 10-point deficit in the final six minutes. Also provided scoring catches at Arizona State and UCLA. Was a vital component of Oregon’s offensive game plan vs. No. 3 Michigan, catching three passes for 57 yards, including a 31-yard pass from Jason Fife that set up an Oregon score in the second quarter. Finished the season as the Ducks’ third-most prolific receiver en route to earning honorable mention all-Pac-10 honors.
2002 — Saw action in all 13 games as a reserve in a system that relies on multiple players at his outpost and possesses potential to continue tradition of school’s decorated tight end standouts. Had three catches for 18 yards, his longest a 14-yard reception versus Portland State. A strong blocker off the line and a quick, physical player, he established himself as a prime back his first season.
2001 — Earned commendations for aiding preparations against UCLA and California as scout team’s offensive player of the week.