- 2012 All-Big 12 Candidate
A former walk-on offensive lineman who has turned into a starter and team leader... Voted a team captain.
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 October 26, 1991, in Wichita, Kan... Son of Christy Finney and the late J Finney... Majoring in pre-med.