|Date of birth:May 15, 1988|
|Place of birth: Corsicana, Texas|
|Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 246|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jay Finley (born May 15, 1988) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor.
Finley played his college career for the Baylor University Bears in Waco, Texas. Finley started his career at Baylor sporting the number 32 but finished wearing 23, the number he wore during his early career. Finley graduated in May with a degree in general studies.
Freshman Year Edit
Finley Finished off his Freshman year with 55 attempts for 207 yards, 3.8 yards per carry, with 2 rushing touchdowns. On top of that he added 18 receptions for 152 yards and another score.
Sophomore Year Edit
Finley finished his Sophomore year with 149 carries for 865 yards, 5.8 yards per carry and 7 rushing touchdowns. He added 7 receptions for 141 (20.1 yards per catch) and 2 more touchdowns.
Junior Year Edit
Although Finley started his third year atop the depth chart at running back, he struggled battling an ankle injury throughout the season. It hampered his production, carrying the ball 79 times for 370 yards, dropping his per carry average to 4.7. His receptions didn't drop much as he had 6 for 47 yards. He had 1 touchdown on the season (rushing).
Senior Year Edit
Finley finally secured his breakout season in his final year of eligibility rushing for 1,218 yards on 195 carries, an impressive 6.2 yards per carry. That is behind only Terrance Ganaway's 1,347 yards for the team's single season record. While the number of receptions Finley had increased to 9 he only had 76 yards. The 12 touchdowns Finley accumulated during the season all came on the ground. He averaged 93.69 yards per game.
Career Stats and Records Edit
Finley's career at Baylor ended with him 1st in single season rushing yards, single game rushing yards at 250, 3rd in career rushing yards at 2,660, and 4th in career touchdowns at 22.
Pro Day Workout Number Edit
39.5 inch vertical 11 foot broad jump 550 pound squat 14 bench reps at 225 pounds 4.51 forty yard dash 4.36 twenty yard shuttle
Finley was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals 7 round pick number 248. Cincinnati.com reported the Bengals had signed running back Jay Finley (seventh round)to a rookie contract on July 30. He was waived on September 3. He was signed to the Seahawks practice squad on December 6, 2011.