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Cortney Finney
Cortney  Finney
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bay City, TX

Last College:
Trinity Valley CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220

Position:
LB


07/14/2017

Top Moments of 2016: Double Overtime Stand At Rice

North Texas Stuffed The Run On Fourth-And-Inches

09/24/2016

Mean Green Battle Back For 42-35 Double OT Victory

North Texas Stops Owls On Fourth Down In Second Overtime

2016:
• Was second on the team in tackles with 78 (41 solo), with one sack, 5.5 tackles for loss and two pass break-ups in 13 starts at middle linebacker
• Recorded eight tackles (five solo) on 12/27 vs. Army in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
• Posted four tackles with a tackle for loss at UTEP on 11/26
• Made six stops, one for a loss, on 11/19 in a win vs. Southern Miss

• Had seven tackles (three solo) at WKU on 11/12
• Recorded one stop on 11/5 vs. La Tech
• Posted six tackles (four solo) at UTSA on 10/29

• Made five stops on 10/22 at Army in the win
• Equaled a team-high in tackles with seven (two solo) and added a pass break-up in the win on 10/8 vs. Marshall
• Had six stops on 10/1 vs. MTSU with a half tackle for loss
• Led the team in tackles with a career-high 12 (eight solo) in the double OT win at Rice on 9/24

• Made five tackles (three solo) on 9/17 at No. 23 Florida
• Led the team in tackles with eight (seven solo), a sack, three tackles for loss and a pass break-up on a fourth down attempt vs. Bethune-Cookman on 9/10
Started at middle linebacker in the season-opener vs. SMU on 9/3 and posted three tackles


2015:
Played in all 12 games, totaling 42 tackles, including 20 solo, with 1.0 tackles for loss, one pass break-up, one pass defended and one quarterback hurry 
• Also forced a fumble and recovered two
• Recorded his first career tackle for loss and sack against Portland State

• Totaled a career-high six tackles with a pass break-up at Tennessee
• Tied his career high with six tackles and also forced a fumble and returned a fumble recovery 13 yards for a touchdown in the regular-season finale against UTEP

Junior College
:
• Was named the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year Thursday by the National Junior College Athletic Association.  
• Was a NJCAA First Team All-American and the Southwest Junior College Football Conference Defensive Most Valuable Player
• The sophomore led the team with 104 tackles, ranking 12th in the nation
• Recorded a team-high 12 tackles for loss to go along with three sacks on the season
• Proved to be opportunistic as well, with four fumble recoveries, tying for the most in the country 
• During a three-game stretch midway through the season, Finney tallied a fumble recovery in each victory
• His top effort came in the Cardinals’ 55-35 win over Kilgore in the SWJCFC semifinals, when he racked up nine tackles, a sack and an interception
• In a 27-24 victory against Coffeyville in the Heart of Texas Bowl, Finney made seven tackles and broke up a pass

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