A former walk-on offensive lineman who has turned into a team leader... A two-time Rimington Trophy candidate and team captain who has started all 39 career games, including the last 38 at center... Voted a player representative for the 2014 season.
Finney has started all 51 career games at K-State. The 2014 Big 12 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year, Finney was a Rimington Trophy finalist as the nation's top center and a First Team All-Big 12 selection. He also earned All-America honors from USA Today (second team), Athlon (third team) and Sports Illustrated (honorable mention). Finney is one of just three players in school history to earn all-conference honors in four consecutive seasons as he has been named a first-team member each of the last three years. He is the first offensive lineman in school history and the fifth player overall to be named a team captain three times.Started all 13 games at center while also playing offensive tackle against West Virginia and UCLA in the Alamo Bowl due to injuries elsewhere on the offensive line... Named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center, the second player in school history to be named a finalist (Nick Leckey, 2003)... Earned All-America honors from USA Today (second team), Athlon (third team) and Sports Illustrated (honorable mention)... Selected as the Big 12 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year while earning All-Big 12 accolades from both the league's coaches and Associated Press... Also earned Midseason All-Big 12 accolades from Phil Steele.
Started all 13 games at center... Named a First Team All-Big 12 performer by the league's coaches and Phil Steele, while he was a second-team selection by the Associated Press and Athlon... Was named to the preseason watch list for the Lombardi Award as well as the Outland and Rimington trophies... Also earned Midseason All-Big 12 honors from Phil Steele.
A First Team All-Big 12 performer by the Associated Press and Phil Steele, while he was a second-team pick by the San Antonio Express-News and an honorable mention selection by the league's coaches... Also earned votes from the coaches for the offensive lineman of the year award... A Midseason All-Big 12 pick by Phil Steele... A candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the nation's top walk-on player.
Named a 2011 First Team Freshman All-American and First Team Freshman All-Big 12 performer by Rivals.com, while he earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors from the Kansas City Star and honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades from the Associated Press... Also a candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy... Started the season at right guard before starting at center the last 12 games... Helped the Wildcats average 193.7 rushing yards, which was 29th nationally.
Lettered three seasons for the Andale Indians under head coach Gary O'Hair... Rated a two-star offensive lineman by Rivals.com... Named the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Offensive MVP in 2009... Earned first team all-state designations in 2008 and 2009... Led team to a state championship in 2007, a sub-state appearance in 2008 and a section runner-up finish in 2009... Also lettered four years in wrestling, finishing second in state as a junior and winning state as a senior.
Benjamin J Isaac Finney II was born October 26, 1991, in Wichita, Kan... Son of Christy Finney and the late J Finney... Has three siblings, Vallen, Tiffany and Nicole... Majoring in history.