Cullen Finnerty signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a rookie free agent on 5/16/07.
Re-wrote the Grand Valley State University record book, setting school records with 13,474 total yards and 141 total TDs as a 4-year starter Also set school all-time records with 1,312 attempts, completing 744 for 10,905 yards and 110 TDs Finnerty also ran for 2,569 yards and 31 TDs as a Laker Completed 195 of 343 (57%) of his passes and set new career highs with 3,220 yards and 41 TDs in 15 games as a senior Also rushed for 766 yards and 8 TDs in 2006 Don Hansen's Football Gazette Honorable Mention All-American, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Offensive Back of the Year and 1st-Team All-GLIAC as a junior in 2005...Finnerty completed 157 of 273 passes for 2,459 yards and 22 TDs, while rushing for 523 yards and 9 TDs...Completed 12 of 19 passes for 172 yards and 1 TD, while rushing for 59 yards and 2 TDs on 14 carries in the Div. II National Championship game vs. NW Missouri State...Started all 13 games and completed 192 of 333 passes for 2,462 yards and 25 TDs as a sophomore...Also rushed for 458 yards and 5 TDs on 139 carries in 2004...Tallied 224.6 yards of total offense per game Was 4th in the GLIAC in both passing yards (189.4) and total offense (225.4) per game...GLIAC Freshman of the Year, GVSU Rookie of the Year and 2-time GLIAC Player of the Week as a freshman in 2003...Earned his 1st varsity letter after starting 14 games...Completed 230-of-363 passes (63.4%) for 2,764 yards and 22 TDs...Rushed for 822 yards and 9 TDs...Also caught 1 pass for 9 yards...Completed 20 or more passes 3 times...Broke the 200-yard passing mark 6 times, including 2 games of over 300 yards...Threw just 1 INT in final 6 games (136 attempts)...Completed 19-of-29 passes for 149 yards and rushed for 78 yards on 19 carries in Div. II National Championship game vs. North Dakota Did not play in 2002 Redshirted at the University of Toledo in 2001.
Prepped at Brighton (Brighton, MI) HS...Livingston County Player of the Year as a senior...Ann Arbor News All-Area 1st-Team...Honorable mention All-State...Threw for 1,954 yards and rushed for 636 yards...Named Ann Arbor News Player of the Year as a junior...Earned All-Area, All-League and All-County honors as a junior...Threw for 459 yards and kicked 3 FGs in his 1st playoff game as a junior Also lettered in track and baseball Was teammates with his brother, Brendan, at Grand Valley State.