About UP and Through

At Waynesville (Ohio) High School, Tim Williams had the record for the longest field goal in the state of Ohio: a 57-yarder on Oct. 14, 1988.  From there Tim went on to a successful college and pro career.

Now Tim is working with young men from the 6th grade to those playing in college and training in the NFL to help them achieve their own dreams in the sport.

After high school Tim attended The Ohio State University on a full football scholarship.  As a four year starting place kicker (1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993) and a starting punter in 1991 and 1993, Tim earned 1st Team All-Big Ten honors in 1993.  At that time Tim held the Ohio State records with 49 career field goals along with the career P.A.T. percentage (99%) and consecutive P.A.T.'s with 86.  While the career field goals mark has been broken Tim was still honored by being named as the kicker for the Buckeyes All-Centry Team.

After college, Tim spent two years with several NFL teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  He also spent a year with the Dayton Skyhawks of the IFL (Indoor Football League) in 2000 and the Ohio Valley Greyhounds of the NIFL (National Indoor Football League) in 2001.

Tim also spent three years with the Detroit Fury of the Arena Football League at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan.

Along with kicking, Tim worked in the Fury's front office as the team’s program director.

After his playing career Tim looked for a way to stay connected to the game and help players take their game to the next level.

Over the years Tim has been involved with the Ray Guy Kicking Academy (1997-2005) as one of their top instructors.  He's also traveled all over the country, from Oregon to Orlando, and New Orleans to Detroit, training kickers and punters at all levels.  Tim's well known for his special talent of attacking the fundamentals of kicking and punting and then building a player from there.

Tim's biggest testament to his work comes from the many players he's trained over the years.

In recent years Tim has served as the backbone of the University of Illinois Kicking and Punting game.  Illinois Head Coach Ron Zook, who served as a defensive backs coach at Ohio State from 1988-1990, recruited Williams to Ohio State.  Tim now runs the University of Illinois Specialist Camp each summer and also serves as a consultant to the team on the training as well as the recruiting of its kickers and punters.

Tim's students truly believe in his teaching methods because of their proven results.  His clients travel from all parts of the country to train with him.  Tim's greatest asset is his ability to give the individual attention required to achieve perfection.

His philosophy not only encompasses the physical aspect of kicking and punting, but most importantly, the psychological thought process required.


Tim Williams

Phone: 614-530-0023

Up And Through