Saturday, August 6, 2011

Villanova Football Season Countdown: 25 is For Brian Finneran

Wide Receiver: 1994-1997

If you use statistics as a basis, Brian Finneran is quite simply the greatest pure wide receiver in Villanova history. 14 years after his graduation, Finneran is still atop the Villanova career list in career receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. In his senior season of 1997, he caught 96 passes for 1,389 yards and 17 touchdowns, (the latter two of which are still school records) en route to being the first, and as of this writing only wide receiver to ever win the 1997 Walter Payton Award as the best player in I-AA football. After he left Villanova,  he spent some time in NFL Europe, and then with the Seahawks and Eagles before settling on the Falcons, for which he played for ten seasons until he was not re-signed earlier this season.

Career Stats:
265 Receptions
3,872 Yards
34 Touchdowns

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