Roy Finch, RB

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Niceville, FL
Height/Weight: 5-6 / 177 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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2013 Season
Played in all 13 games with starts against Iowa State (11/16) and West Virginia (9/7) ... caught two passes for 18 yards and returned career-high five kickoffs for season-high 101 yards in the Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (1/2) ... recorded 73 yards on three kick returns and rushed once for no gain at Oklahoma State (12/7) ... returned two kicks for 65 yards and rushed six times for 21 yards at Kansas State (11/23) ... against Iowa State (11/16), rushed a season-high 10 times for 45 yards, caught two passes for seven yards and returned one kick for 18 yards ... Caught a 10-yard touchdown pass and rushed seven times for a team-high 36 yards at Baylor (11/7) ... carried eight times for 55 yards and returned three kicks for 68 yards against Texas Tech (10/26) ... tallied 53 rushing yards on seven carries, 11 yards on one catch and 29 yards on one kick return at Kansas (10/19) ... returned two kicks for 97 yards, including a 73-yarder, rushed once for 12 yards and caught one pass for five yards against Texas (10/12) ... rushed once for no gain and caught one pass for three yards against TCU (10/5) ... rushed three times for 15 yards, caught one pass for six yards and returned two kicks for 35 yards at Notre Dame (9/28) ... caught the first TD pass of his career, a 29-yard score, and added 68 rushing yards on eight carries against Tulsa (9/14) ... carried three times for no yards against West Virginia (9/7) ... rushed four times for 42 yards and caught two passes for two yards against ULM (8/31).
2012 Season
Played in all 13 games ... rushed five times for season-high 50 yards vs. Florida A&M (9/8) ... ran the opening kickoff of the second half back 100 yards for a touchdown vs. Kansas (10/20), tying for the longest return in OU history.
2011 Season
Honorable mention All-Big 12 by coaches ... took over the starting running back job in place of an injured Dominique Whaley ... had 419 yards on 82 carries in the final six games ... started the final seven games of the season ... had 58 yards receiving on three receptions vs. Ball State ... had seven receptions in three-game stretch vs. Missouri, Ball State and Texas ... entered the Kansas game with just 35 yards rushing on the season and finished 58 yards on six carries (9.7 yards-per-carry average) ... recorded his first touchdown of the seasons with an eight-yard run vs. Kansas ... ran for 93 yards on 13 carries vs. Texas Tech in first start of the season ... had a career long 55-yard run and five receptions in the game ... also recorded a career high 102 yards on four kickoff returns vs. the Red Raiders ... had a 31-yard touchdown run vs. Kansas State as he finished with 73 yards on nine carries ... had career highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (69) vs. the Wildcats ... career highs in rushing attempts (26) and rushing yards (99) vs. Texas A&M ... had 65 yards on nine attempts at Oklahoma State.
2010 Season
Backup running back missed the first five games of the season and the bowl game with injury ... finished second on the team in rushing ... had 92 yards in his debut vs. Iowa State ... earned first career start in a two-back set vs. Colorado ... collected rushing TDs vs. Texas Tech and Baylor ... had one kick return on the season for 18 yards vs. Texas Tech.
High School
Four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... 2009 Parade All-American ... two-time FSWA 5A All-State ... recorded 1,659 rushing yards, 27 rushing touchdowns, 504 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns in 2009 ... posted 1,296 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 299 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in 2008 ... Daily News Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 ... all-state in 2008 and 2009 ... class 4A Player of the Year runner-up in 2009 ... attended Edmond (Okla.) North HS as a sophomore.
Son of Cory and Angel Finch ... father played football and ran track at Frostburg State in Maryland ... majoring in A&S planned program.
08/12/2013 - TOP OKLAHOMA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 5. RB Roy Finch (5-7, 175, 4.45)...As a part-time back as a freshman and sophomore, Finch was an exciting player to watch when the ball was in his hands. He combined for 1,003 rushing yards over his first two seasons in Norman, adding 44 catches and five touchdowns as a change-of-pace weapon for the Oklahoma offense. But Finch found himself in the coaches' doghouse last season due to immaturity and effort issues and became an afterthought in the Sooners' offensive attack, finishing his junior year with only seven carries. But after rededicating himself to the conditioning program and proving himself to be a more responsible teammate to the coaching staff, Finch re-emerged this past spring and is expected to have a more prominent role as a senior.

He has explosive feet with excellent start/stop ability to easily redirect and elude defenders and run away from trouble. Finch has a smallish frame and isn't the type of back who will power his way through contact, but he shows the coordination to keep his feet and create in tight spaces. He also adds value as a pass-catcher and it wouldn't be surprising if he ends up among the team-leaders in catches in 2013. Although he'll need to share the backfield with Williams and Millard, Finch is expected to receive at least 10-12 touches per game this fall and should get his chance to show off his exciting talent. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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