A former walk-on offensive lineman who has turned into a team leader... A two-time Rimington Trophy watch list honoree and team captain who has started all 26 games in his career, including the last 25 at center.
2012: A First Team All-Big 12 performer by the Associated Press and Phil Steele, while he was a second-team pick by the San Antonio Express-News and an honorable mention selection by the league's coaches... Also earned votes from the coaches for the offensive lineman of the year award... A Midseason All-Big 12 pick by Phil Steele.
2011: Named a 2011 First Team Freshman All-American and First Team Freshman All-Big 12 performer by Rivals.com, while he earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors from the Kansas City Star and honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades from the Associated Press... Was also a candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the nation's top walk-on player... Started the season at right guard before starting at center the last 12 games... Helped the Wildcats average 193.7 rushing yards, which was 29th nationally.
2010: Redshirted... Earned the team's 2010 Red Raider Award for being the top contributor on the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a two-star offensive lineman by Rivals.com... Lettered three seasons for the Andale Indians under head coach Gary O'Hair... Named the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Offensive MVP in 2009... Earned first team all-state designations in 2008 and 2009... Led team to a state championship in 2007, a sub-state appearance in 2008 and a section runner-up finish in 2009... Chose to walk on at K-State over an offer from Ohio and interest from Kansas... Also lettered four years in wrestling, finishing second in state as a junior and winning state as a senior.
PERSONAL: Benjamin J Isaac Finney II was born in Wichita, Kan... Son of Christy Finney and the late J Finney... Majoring in pre-med.