Dec. 13, 2006
Waco, Tex. - Senior QB Cullen Finnerty was named to the 2006 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' All-America Team. Finnerty, one of three Harlon Hill finalists, has completed 180-of-310 passes on the season for 2,995 yards and 40 TDs on the season. Finnerty leads the nation in QB Efficiency with 175.35 on the season.
QB Cullen Finnerty One of three finalists for 2006 Harlon Hill Award as the top player in DII football...2006 GLIAC Player of the Year...First-Team All-GLIAC QB for second straight year...First-Team Daktronics All-Northwest Region...Finnerty is 13-1 at a starting QB in the NCAA playoffs and 50-4 during his career...Finnerty is 3rd on the NCAA DII all-time total offense list 12,948 yards. (2,268 rushing/10,680 passing).
Finnerty in Career NCAA Rankings
Games throwing TD pass - 1st (45)
Career total offense - 3rd (12,948)
Career passing yards - 9th (10,680)
Career passing efficiency - 8th (160.9)
Finnerty is one of four college football players to pass for over 10,000 yards (10,680) and rush for more than 2,000 yards (2,265) in their career. Brad Smith (Missouri, 2002-05), Steve McNair (Alcorn State, 1991-94), James McNear (Condordia-St. Paul, 2002-05).
Finnerty has accounted for 139 TDs in his career (109 passing/30 rushing).
Two-time GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week...Completed 13-of-18 passes for 296 yards and a career-high six TDs at Northern Michigan. Accounted for a then season-high 325 yards of total offense...Named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week vs. Ferris State. Completed 11-of-15 passes for 182 yards and four TDS...Completed 164-of-280 passes for 2,630 yards and 34 TDs...Rushed for 440 yards and seven TDs...Finnerty has 3,070 yards of total offense and has accounted for 41 TDs.
Finnerty became GVSU's all-time passing leader last week vs. Delta State. Cullen has now thrown for 10,680 yards in his career. Ranks 10th in career rushing yards at GVSU with 2,268...Finnerty is 9th in DII history in all-time passing yards with 10,680...
Finnerty moved into second in the GLIAC record books with 9,150 yards of total offense, second behind Curt Anes' 9,746 yards. In addition, Finnerty is sixth in all-time passing yards with 7,606 yards.
2006 NCAA PLAYOFFS:
Completed 45-of-82 passes for 841 yards and 11 TDs in NCAA playoffs...Has a pass efficiency rating of 180.42...Rushed for 137 yards and a TD on 29 carries...Completed 16-of-30 passes for 365 yards and a career-high six TDs vs. Delta State in national semifinals...Completed 15-of-29 passes for 248 yards and three TDs vs. North Dakota. Rushed for 85 y ards on 16 carries and accounted for 333 yards of total offense vs. UND... Connected on 14-of-23 passes for 228 yards and two TDs vs. South Dakota. Rushed for 27 yards and a TD for 255 yards of total offense.
QB Cullen Finnerty