Flight re-sign DB Timothy Breaker
“Breaker is very athletic and is a physical DB with the ability to play in the box.” Flight head coach Terrence Foster added, “I had the opportunity to coach Tim in 2019 and he was definitely the backbone of our defense while playing jack linebacker. I'm excited to have him in our locker room. Him being a local guy that is already involved in the community training our young athletes just shows his commitment to the community and his profession,” Foster said.
Breaker played for the Cape Fear Heroes while Foster was the defensive coordinator. He started at jack linebacker for the Heroes and also saw time at cornerback. The Albany Empire brought Breaker in for a workout during the 2019 regular season as did the Philadelphia Soul in 2018.
“Being able to still play football and being able to play at home was the main factor. I’ve been waiting to come back home to play football for a long time. I think it’ll be fun, it’ll be good for the people back here in Glassboro and the state of New Jersey as a whole to have so many hometown guys on a professional team so close to home,” Breaker said.
Breaker won two state championships during undefeated seasons at Glassboro High School in 2007 and 2008. He threw for 1,257 yards and 16 touchdowns, while also recording three interceptions. Breaker was named an All-State defensive back, as well as an all conference quarterback. Glassboro’s record with Breaker was 24-0. Breaker also played basketball at Glassboro.
Following his high school career Breaker attended the University of Delaware. Breaker started in the Blue Hens secondary as a junior and senior. He was teammates with Flight defensive lineman Matthew Hardison at Delaware.
“Playing at Delaware was a blessing, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Coming out of high school I had a lot of offers, I went to Delaware on an official visit and decided that weekend it was the right fit. I learned so much about being a man and a football player at Delaware. Our defensive coordinator was Nick Rapone, he’s been in the NFL for about seven years now. What he taught us as football players and as men is second to none, he’s one of the best coaches ever."
“My sophomore year we made it to the National Championship, that experience was far beyond what I ever thought I would ever see as a college football player. If I had to make that choice again of what school I wanted to go to, I would choose Delaware all over again,” Breaker said.
Breaker has played football overseas as a member of the Thonon Black Panthers based in Thonon-les-Bains, France. He also played for the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes in Germany. Breaker won two championships during his time overseas and was named the League MVP.
“I’ve traveled to 13 countries and the biggest adjustment was the culture. My first year was way different, it was new. In that league you can have a certain number of imports, so there were around nine of us from different countries. Playing with guys from Serbia, Great Britain, Spain, I’ve met a lot of people. Winning two European Championships and winning the MVP of an entire country is something I’ll never forget.”
“I’ve learned some to speak some German and French and was able to pick up the lifestyle and adjust to the culture. I’ll teach my kids that one day and the values they have over there, and I brought a bunch of that back here. Those three years in Europe were very unique,” Breaker
Breaker will be reuniting with Flight head coach Terrence Foster in Jersey. Breaker played on Foster’s defense in 2019 with the Cape Fear Heroes.
“Coach Foster is a great guy. He doesn’t condense you as a player, he lets you be you. He’s very knowledgeable of the game and he lets us fly around and have fun, he takes the stress out of the game and you can go back to the days when you were young and just enjoyed the games. He’ll bring a lot of fire to the organization, a lot of passion. Overall he’s good with his team, he communicates very well,” Breaker said.
The Flight are set to make their NAL debut in April 2021. Home games are played at Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. Season tickets can be reserved by calling (609) 313-1233.
“I’m excited for my mother to be able to watch me play again, the last time she was able to see me play I was 22 years old. My nephews are older now and the last time they saw me play they were babies. They’re becoming well rounded young men and athletes themselves so for them to be able to see it is big. You can always tell them how you’d do things as a coach but being a professional you’ll be able to teach without having to teach. Beyond everything it’ll be excitement, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Breaker said.
The Jersey Flight are a professional Arena Football team based in Trenton, New Jersey. The Flight are a member of the National Arena League (NAL). Home games are played at Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton. The team is owned by New Flight Enterprises, LLC. Follow the team @JerseyFlight on Instagram & Facebook, and @JerseyFlightFB on Twitter.