Finney Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State senior offensive lineman B.J. Finney was one of 66 players nationally to be named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, the award's committee announced Tuesday.

Finney is a candidate for the award, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding center, for a third-straight season. Prior to Finney's first candidacy in 2012, only Nick Leckey (2003 finalist), Jordan Bedore (2008) and Wade Weibert (2010) were up for the award.

K-State's first offensive lineman to serve as a team captain three times, Finney is a three-time All-Big 12 performer who earned first-team honors in both 2012 and 2013. The Andale, Kansas, product has started all 39 career games, including the last 38 at center, as he has helped the Wildcats accumulate a 29-10 record over the last three seasons.

The Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The 15-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $100 million for CF Research. For more information on the Rimington Trophy and a list of its past recipients, visit

The Wildcats begin the 2014 season on Saturday, August 30, with the sixth annual K-State Family Reunion against Stephen F. Austin at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The 6:10 p.m., contest will be shown world-wide on K-StateHD.TV. Season tickets for the 2014 season are sold out, and only a small number of scattered singles remain for games against Texas Tech (Oct. 4), Texas (Oct. 25) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 1). Standing-room only tickets are available for the Stephen F. Austin, UTEP, Texas, Oklahoma State and Kansas games.

Visiting teams will also have opportunities to return unused tickets up to a month prior to their visit. Stay tuned to for information regarding returned ticket availability. All returned tickets will be sold at the full public rate and season ticket wait list accounts will have first opportunity to purchase.

Fans can now join the 2015 waiting list online or by contacting the K-State Athletics Ticket Office. For more information regarding tickets, contact the ticket office at 1-800-221-CATS or visit