Personal: Born April 16, 1991, he is the son of LaShurn Finley. His brother Tavarus played football for two seasons at West Alabama. He also had scholarship offers from UTEP, Troy and Middle Tennessee. He is pursuing a degree in social science at UW. Started all 25 games over his final two seasons, finishing No. 2 on the team with 80 tackles in 2014 and No. 5 with 47 tackles in 2013. He played in a total of 46 games over his four years, recording 175 tackles (85 solo), 19 tackles for a loss, 2½ sacks, five pass breakups, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. As a senior, he set or tied a career high in tackles (80), tackles for a loss (8½, 2013), sacks (one, 2013), pass breakups (three), forced fumbles (three) and fumble recoveries (three).
UW This Season
Finley will make an impact for the Cowboys as a veteran corner. He finished second on the depth chart at boundary cornerback after spring drills.
Finley was one of the leaders in the secondary for the Cowboys. He played in 11 contests making one start. He recorded a team-high two interceptions, which came at Fresno State. It was the 48th time in school history a player has recorded two interceptions in one game. He highlighted the day with a 51-yard interception return. Finley finished the season with 17 tackles and two tackles for loss. He recorded a career-high four solo tackles at Fresno State and against Boise State. He tied a career-high with five total tackles against the Broncos.
Finley started the first game of the season, but a season-ending injury cut his year short. He received a medical redshirt and kept his year of eligibility.
Finley was a first-team Region III All-California selection by the California Community College Football Coaches Association as a sophomore last season. In 2011, he was the region’s special teams most valuable player as a return specialist. Contra Costa was the No. 2 defense among all California junior colleges last season, and was first in interceptions. He had 32 tackles, nine interceptions, 20 pass breakups in 2012 and was a team captain the same season. Finley has been timed at 4.33 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has a 39-inch vertical leap