Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Kansas State Wildcats offensive lineman B.J. Finney (66) against the Oregon Ducks during the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Oregon defeated Kansas State 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State Football Player Profile: B.J. Finney

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The Kansas State Wildcats are heading into a hopeful year over in Manhattan and lucky for them, they will still have B.J. Finney at center. Finney returns to K-State this year for his senior season.

Finney, who has started all 39 games since he walked on as freshman, has been outstanding. He’s one of the team captains for K-State and will become the very first offensive lineman to serve as team captain three times.

Bi0: B.J. Finney

Postion: Center

Hometown: Andale, Kansas

Fun Fact: Voted team captain (one of four) for this year’s K-State Team

Finney has blocked for some pretty good teammates in the past (and in the present) such as Collin Klein, John Hubert, Daniel Sams (who transferred) and Jake Waters.

A little bit of a different task for Finney and the rest of his O-line friends will be blocking for a new starting running back. If Finney does go missing from the starting lineup…who knows. But the good thing about that is it has not happened yet, and let’s hope that’s the way it stays.

The two-time Rimington Trophy candidate was once again put on the First Team preseason All Big 12 team. Finney is without question one of the best offensive lineman in the Big 12, as he has been on First team Big 12 two years in a row going for a third.

With Finney back at center position, the Wildcats and whoever starts at running back will be in good hands. In a season that will challenge the Wildcats, it will be exciting to see what they can do behind Finney this year and how well their offense will play.

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