Frank H. Finney, Jr.
Frank H. Finney, Jr.
Hometown: Royal Oak, MI
Team: Football

Frank H. Finney, Jr. '59
Hometown: Royal Oak, MI
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1971
Other Sports Played: Baseball

Frank H. Finney, Jr. '59, a master at the rollout-pass-option play, set 15 records in his three years as varsity quarterback, including the career mark for most yards passing (2,231) and the season record for passes completed (71), yards gained passing (917), and total offense (1,174). The 5-10, 175-pound signal caller was the first Bruin ever to lead the East in total offense. A two-way player, Finney was also a solid defenseman who set school records for pass interception returns. In Brown's 29-22 victory over Harvard in 1958, Finney scored three touchdowns and passed for the fourth. He paced the Ivy League in total offense, passing, and scoring in 1958 and was named to the All-Ivy team. He was also named All-East by the ECAC. The native of Royal Oak, Mich., won the Bulger Lowe Award as the outstanding player in New England in 1958 and was voted RI Athlete of the Year by Words Unlimited. Finney was a fine baseball player and captained the team.