Illinois State won nine games in 2012.
The annual list included 53 current and former Redbirds.
2012: Saw action in 11 games ... served primarily as the backup fullback ... recorded three tackles on special teams ... posted a tackle against Southern Illinois, UNI and North Dakota State.
2011: Played in three games at H-back ... recorded three tackles on special teams.
Champaign Central HS: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Dave Jacobs ... named an all-area and all-conference selection during junior and senior seasons at linebacker ... helped the team to state playoff appearances in sophomore and junior seasons ... also an accomplished wrestler, who lettered for three seasons and set the school record for pins in a season as a senior ... helped the team to finish fourth in state that same season.
Personal: Born 9-21-91 in Springfield, Mo. ... son of David Finkbeiner and Tressia Jones ... has two siblings, Samantha and Peyton ... his father, David, played football at Penn State ... member of the honor roll at Champaign Central ... plans to major in business management.