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Ryan Finley
No. 5     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-12-26) December 26, 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
College: NC State
NFL Draft: 2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2019–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* First team All-ACC (2018)
  • Third team All-ACC (2017)

Ryan Finley (born December 26, 1994)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State.

Early yearsEdit

Finley attended Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Arizona. As a senior he passed for 3,442 yards with 35 touchdowns. He committed to Boise State University to play college football.[2]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his first year at Boise State in 2013, Finley played in five games in 2014, completing 12 of 27 passes for 161 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He was named the starting quarterback for Boise State his redshirt sophomore year in 2015.[3][4] He played in three games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.[5] In the three games, Finley completed 46 of 70 passes for 455 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.

After the season he transferred to NC State University.[6] In his first season at NC State, he completed 243 of 402 passes (60.4%) for 3,059 yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions.[7]

In Finley's redshirt junior year, he completed 312 of 479 passes (65.1%) for 3,518 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. He also rushed 69 times for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns and caught 2 passes for 18 yards.[8] He was also named to the Academic All-ACC team for earning a 3.889 GPA.[9]

College statisticsEdit

Boise State Broncos
Year Class Position GP Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yards Y/A AY/A TD INT QBR Att Yards Avg TD
2013 Freshman QB Redshirt Redshirted
2014 Redshirt Freshman QB 4 12 27 44.4 161 6.0 5.8 2 1 111.6 7 31 4.4 0
2015 Redshirt Sophomore QB 3 46 70 65.7 485 6.9 4.6 1 4 117.2 22 42 1.9 0
NC State Wolfpack
Year Class Position GP Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yards Y/A AY/A TD INT QBR Att Yards Avg TD
2016 Redshirt Junior QB 13 243 402 60.4 3059 7.6 7.6 18 8 135.2 74 94 1.3 1
2017 Redshirt Junior QB 13 311 478 65.1 3514 7.4 7.5 17 6 136.0 69 194 2.8 3
2018 Redshirt Senior QB 13 326 484 67.4 3928 8.1 8.1 25 11 148.0 42 21 0.5 1

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP<th>Wonderlic</th>
6 ft 4 in 213 lb32⅞ in9½ in 4.73 s 4.20 s 7.20 s 30.5 in 9 ft 8 in <td align="center">43</td>

Finley was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[10] He currently is in contest with other Bengals' quarterback Jeff Driskel competing for Andy Dalton's backup position, and appears to have the upper hand.[11] Finley finished the preseason completing 34 of 46 pass attempts for 305 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2019 NFL Draft Player Profile: Ryan Finley". 16 Nov 2018. https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/11/16/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-ryan-finley.
  2. "College football recruiting 2013: QB Ryan Finley commits to Boise State". 15 May 2012. http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/news/1606404-boise-state-chris-peterson-ryan-finley-kellen-moore-nick-patti.
  3. "Boise State names Ryan Finley starting quarterback". https://www.si.com/college-football/2015/08/23/boise-state-names-ryan-finley-starting-quarterback.
  4. bjrains@idahopress.com, B.J. RAINS. "Ryan Finley named starting quarterback for Boise State football team". https://www.idahopress.com/blueturfsports/football/ryan-finley-named-starting-quarterback-for-boise-state-football-team/article_f561978c-49ae-11e5-b5cf-ebe5805411de.html.
  5. "Boise State QB Ryan Finley out about 8 weeks with broken ankle; no starter named". http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/college/mountain-west/boise-state-university/bronco-beat-blog/article41569641.html.
  6. "Former Boise QB Finley will transfer to NC State". http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/15566856/ex-boise-qb-ryan-finley-headed-nc-state-graduate-transfer.
  7. Editor, Andrew Schnittker, Sports. "Finley ready for year two as Wolfpack QB". http://www.technicianonline.com/sports/article_5f198454-82fc-11e7-bcf9-0fd4779343d2.html.
  8. http://www.espn.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/546288/ryan-finley
  9. http://gopack.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4708
  10. Teope, Herbie (April 27, 2019). "Bengals select QB Ryan Finley in fourth round". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001028570/article/bengals-select-qb-ryan-finley-in-fourth-round.
  11. PatrickJudis (2019-08-20). "Bengals News (8/20): Ryan Finley’s confidence couldn’t be any higher". https://www.cincyjungle.com/2019/8/20/20813613/bengals-news-8-20-ryan-finleys-confidence-couldnt-be-any-higher.

External linksEdit

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