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#49 Erik Finklea
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Woodward

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SCOUTING REPORT: Listed as a back-up at running back behind Robert Williams III as fall practice starts in August ... among Miami’s running backs, Finklea is the strongest bench-presser at 315 pounds.

2011: Played in seven games, making two starts at running back ... started in Miami’s opener at Missouri, rushing for a team-high 75 yards including his first career touchdown on a 10-yard carry in the third quarter ... against Army, he ran the ball 17  times for 90 yards, including a 20-yard gallop ... finished the season with 352 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

2010: Earned his first varsity letter ... appeared in 13 games, recording eight tackles and one quarterback sack ... also forced a fumble in Miami's victory over Colorado State ... recorded two tackles each against CSU, Kent State and Akron.

2009: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letter winner and two-time captain for the Woodward High football team ... squad compiled a perfect 10-0 record during the regular season, winning its league title ... he rushed for 1,415 yards and scored 19 touchdowns, earning his league's Offensive Player of the Year award ... a first- team all-city selection ... also lettered three times in track, clocking :10.8 in 100 meters ... prep coach was B.T. Sherman.

PERSONAL: Born December 13, 1989 ... son of Samuel and Tekeitha Woods ... he majors in health studies at Miami.


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