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1/07/08 - Austin

Finley Going Pro

by Ryan Peterson

Diboll native Jermichael Finley feels it's time for the next step in his career.  The Texas tight end has decided to skip his junior and senior season's, and enter the 2008 N.F.L. Draft.  Finley made his decision on Sunday, but met with Head Coach Mack Brown in person this morning.  Both thanked each other for three great years.  The red shirt sophomore almost broke the U.T. record books this season.  Finley caught 45 passes (second most by a Texas tight end) for 575 years (third most by a Texas tight end).

Finley made the decision to jump after receiving a good grade from the N.F.L.  Finley received a third round score, but feels with a good combine he can climb into a day one draft pick.  Finley is the second underclassman from Texas to declare for the draft in the last week.  Junior Running Back Jamaal Charles is also going pro.

Finley finishes his career at Texas as the third all time leading receiver at tight end.

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