2012: Reserve center ... versatile lineman who has played all three line positions since arrival at Duke ... athletic and flexible lineman ... in 18 career games, has played 86 total snaps ... in the program’s post-spring weightlifting evaluation, ranked among the offensive line leaders in 225-pound bench press repetitions (t2nd; 22) and bench press lift (3rd; 380 lbs.) ... in May, 2012, joined nine teammates on a mission trip to Langano, Ethiopia for water well-digging project.
2011: Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... on the field for 56 total snaps.
2010: Played in six games, primarily on special teams ... saw action against Elon, Wake Forest, Virginia, Boston College, Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... played 30 total snaps.
2009: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman at Ragsdale under Tommy Norwood ... started 36 career games, helping the Tigers to a 27-10 record and three state playoff berths ... guided Ragsdale to a 13-1 record in 2008 ... first team All-Area pick by the Greensboro News & Record as a senior ... also earned all-conference honors and Ragsdale’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award ... also lettered in track and field, earning conference crowns in both the discus and shot put.
Personal: Son of Joseph and Tisha Finison ... born June 11, 1991 ... majoring in history with a minor in education.