CAREER HONORS 2014 -- Rimington Trophy Finalist -- Second Team All-American (USA Today) -- Third Team All-American (Athlon) -- Honorable Mention All-American (Sports Illustrated) -- Big 12 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year (Coaches) -- First Team All-Big 12 (Coaches/AP) -- First Team Academic All-Big 12 -- Outland Trophy watch list -- Lombardi Award watch list 2013 -- First Team All-Big 12 (Coaches) -- First Team All-Big 12 (AP) -- Lombardi Award Watch List -- Outland Trophy Watch List -- Rimington Trophy Watch List
2012 -- Burlsworth Trophy Semifinalist -- First Team All-Big 12 (AP) -- Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) -- Rimington Trophy Watch List
2011 -- First Team Freshman All-American (Rivals) -- Honrable Mention All-Big 12 (AP)
CAREER: One of the top offensive linemen in the country who is one of just three players in school history to earn all-conference honors in all four years of his career... Started a K-State record 52-straight games - every game since the 2011 season opener - including the final 51 at center... The first offensive lineman in school history and fifth player overall to be named a team captain three times... Helped the 2014 Senior Class finish with a 38-14 combined record over the last four years, including a Big 12-best 27-9 conference record.
2014: Started all 13 games at center while also playing offensive tackle against West Virginia and UCLA in the Alamo Bowl due to injuries elsewhere on the offensive line... Named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center, the second player in school history to be named a finalist (Nick Leckey, 2003)... Earned All-America honors from USA Today (second team), Athlon (third team) and Sports Illustrated (honorable mention)... Selected as the Big 12 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year while earning All-Big 12 accolades from both the league's coaches and Associated Press... Also earned Midseason All-Big 12 accolades from Phil Steele.
2013: Started all 13 games at center... Named a First Team All-Big 12 performer by the league's coaches and Phil Steele, while he was a second-team selection by the Associated Press and Athlon... Was named to the preseason watch list for the Lombardi Award as well as the Outland and Rimington trophies... Also earned Midseason All-Big 12 honors from Phil Steele.
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... A candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the nation's top walk-on player.
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... Also a candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy... 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.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three seasons for the Andale Indians under head coach Gary O'Hair... Rated a two-star offensive lineman by Rivals.com... 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... 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 October 26, 1991, in Wichita, Kan... Son of Christy Finney and the late J Finney... Has three siblings, Vallen, Tiffany and Nicole... Majoring in history.