Ryan Finley (American Football)
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Ryan Finley American Football

Ryan Finley
No. 5 - Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-26) December 26, 1994 (age 25)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Phoenix (AZ) Paradise Valley
College:NC State
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-ACC (2018)
  • Third team All-ACC (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Passing completions:41
Passing attempts:87
Passing yards:474
TD-INT:2-2
Passer rating:62.1
Player stats at NFL.com

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, and was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early years

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 career

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 statistics

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 Redshirt Freshman QB Redshirt Redshirted
2014 Freshman QB 4 12 27 44.4 161 6.0 5.8 2 1 111.6 7 31 4.4 0
2015 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 Junior QB 13 243 402 60.4 3,059 7.6 7.6 18 8 135.2 74 94 1.3 1
2017 Junior QB 13 311 478 65.1 3,514 7.4 7.5 17 6 136.0 69 194 2.8 3
2018 Senior QB 13 326 484 67.4 3,928 8.1 8.1 25 11 148.0 42 21 0.5 1

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
213 lb
(97 kg)
 in
(0.84 m)
 in
(0.24 m)
30.5 in
(0.77 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
All values from NFL Combine[10]

Finley was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[11][12] After opening the season as the backup quarterback to Andy Dalton, Finley was named the starter on October 29, 2019.[13] Finley made his first start in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens. In the game, Finley threw for 167 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the 49-13 loss.[14] In week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Finley threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and lost two fumbles in the 16-10 loss.[15] On the next day, Finley was benched for Dalton after going 0-3 in his three starts.[16]

References

  1. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Player Profile: Ryan Finley". November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "College football recruiting 2013: QB Ryan Finley commits to Boise State". May 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "Boise State names Ryan Finley starting quarterback".
  4. ^ Rains, B.J. "Ryan Finley named starting quarterback for Boise State football team".
  5. ^ "Boise State QB Ryan Finley out about 8 weeks with broken ankle; no starter named".
  6. ^ "Former Boise QB Finley will transfer to NC State".
  7. ^ Schnittker, Andrew. "Finley ready for year two as Wolfpack QB". Technician Online.
  8. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/546288/ryan-finley
  9. ^ http://gopack.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4708
  10. ^ "Ryan Finley Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Teope, Herbie (April 27, 2019). "Bengals select QB Ryan Finley in fourth round". NFL.com. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Judis, Patrick (August 20, 2019). "Bengals News (8/20): Ryan Finley's confidence couldn't be any higher". Cincy Jungle. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ Gordon, Grant (October 29, 2019). "Bengals bench Andy Dalton for rookie Ryan Finley". NFL.com. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Jackson dazzles as Ravens rout winless Bengals 49-13". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 10, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Duck Time: Hodges leads Steelers over winless Bengals 16-10". www.espn.com. November 24, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ Patra, Kevin (November 25, 2019). "Bengals starting Andy Dalton at QB against Jets". NFL.com.

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