NMSU Football BIO
84 Tim Tolbert

2006: Tolbert will be the Aggies top receiver going into the 2006 season and the only three-year starter on the receiving corps.


2005 (Junior): Tolbert played in eight games for the Aggies in 2005, catching 31 passes, fourth best on the team, for 358 yards and one touchdown. He averaged 11.5 yards per reception, while recording six games with at least three receptions. Tolbert missed four games in the middle of the season due to a shoulder injury (Cal, La. Tech, Fresno State, Hawai’i). In Tolbert’s first three games before his injury, he caught 12 passes for 131 yards, including a career-high seven receptions for 71 yards in the season opener against UTEP (9/3). In his return to the grid iron against Idaho (10/29), Tolbert tied his career-high with seven receptions for 120 yards and his lone touchdown of the season on a 43-yard pass from Joey Vincent. His 120 yards receiving is second most for Tolbert in a single-game. Tolbert caught 11 passes in his final three games of the season, including a five-reception performance against Nevada (11/12). Tolbert was sixth on the team in all-purpose yards with an average 44.8 yards per game.


2004 (Sophomore): Tolbert led the Aggies in receiving with 420 yards last season, playing and starting in all 11 games for the Aggies. On the season, Tolbert caught 28 balls for an average of 15.0 yards per catch and 38.2 yards per game. He had three catches for a combined 18 yards and one touchdown against #12 California (9/11). Tolbert caught five balls for 48 yards against Troy (11/17). He had four catches for 78 yards against Middle Tennessee (11/6). Against Utah State (11/20), he had three catches for a combined 32 yards. Versus UTEP (10/2), Tolbert recorded a career-long 63-yard reception His best game came against Florida International (10/30), when he caught five passes for 126 yards and a team season-high two touchdowns. For the year, Tolbert finished fifth on the team in all-purpose yards with an average of 38.2 and sixth in points with 18.


2003 (Redshirt Freshman):  Tolbert played in 10 of 12 games both on special teams and at wide receiver.  Tolbert caught five passes for 75 yards as a backup.  He had a 15-yard catch against Western New Mexico (9/6), a 16-yard reception against Arkansas (11/15) and a nine-yard catch against North Texas (11/25).  His best game came against UL Lafayette (10/16) as he caught two passes for 35 yards including a career-long 18-yard reception.

2002 (Freshman):  Tim was a redshirt his first year at NMSU.


High School:  Tolbert started at both wide receiver and safety and returned punts and kicks for Mayfield High School.  He caught 30 passes for 680 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior.  He also had 14 carries for 250 yards, two touchdowns and averaged 17.8 yards per carry.  He averaged 12.3 yards per punt return, and on defense, had 51 total tackles with five interceptions and two fumble recoveries.  He tied a school record with a 96-yard touchdown catch against Las Cruces High as a senior.  As a junior, he had 37 receptions for 700 yards.  Tolbert played for former Aggie head coach and NMSU Athletics Hall of Famer Jim Bradley.  He was a first team all-district 3-5A and was an all-state pick as well. Mayfield went 13-1 and advanced to the Class 5A state championship game in 2001.  In the state title game he caught a touchdown pass, returned a punt 33 yards and had four total catches for 54 yards.  Tolbert also ran on the Trojan track team and played in the North-South All-Star Game.

Personal:  Tim is the son of Terry and Elf Tolbert and is majoring in Business Computer Systems.

Position: Wide Receiver
Other Position: Wide receiver
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
City/State: Las Cruces, N.M.
High School: Mayfield HS
Experience: 2 Letters

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