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Roy Finch | Running Back

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 175

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Oklahoma RB Roy Finch ran a 4.44 forty at the school's pro day.
This was the best time among the Sooners' pro day participants. Finch also posted the top 3-cone time. "Frustrated, confused OU fans might like a little more concrete evidence that the 5-foot-6 dynamo is a real person, too, after spending four years witnessing occasional jaw-dropping, flashy plays, then watching Finch slip back onto the sideline and into obscurity," beat writer Jason Kersey wrote, and we could not have said it better. Rotoworld's Josh Norris has always been a fan of Finch's ability in the open field, but he no more than an undrafted free agent. Fri, Mar 14, 2014 10:06:00 AM
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Oklahoma senior RB Roy Finch "is expected to receive at least 10-12 touches per game," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

We have long been fans of Finch's talent, but he wound up in the doghouse last season and only received nine offensive touches for the entire year. Nine. The Sooner running back is extremely quick thanks to his short and choppy steps, and Oklahoma would be wise to get him involved. However, many said the same prior to 2012, so we'll believe when we see it.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 10:21:00 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl has heard and/or read that Oklahoma senior RB Roy Finch could have a questionable work ethic.

Specifically, Weidl suggested Finch's practice and work habits as the reason for the lack of touches last year. We love Finch's talent, mainly because of his short and choppy steps which result in explosive cuts, but the running back only saw nine offensive touches in 2012.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 08:44:00 AM

Oklahoma senior RB Roy Finch has shown an increased level of maturity this spring, according to coaches.

"(Roy is) doing what we're asking him to do in the meeting room, on the practice field, or in the classroom, in the weight room," offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. "He's maturing as a person." Head coach Bob Stoops added, "(Finch) really has played well every day, so it's been exciting and good to see Roy doing what he's doing." We are fans of Finch's talent, and he was been criminally underused in 2012, but the off-field immaturity likely played a large role.
Source: News OK
Mon, May 13, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops declared that junior RB Roy Finch is not in the doghouse despite only seeing six offensive touches this season.

Finch carried the load last season after Dominique Whaley went down with an injury and averaged 5.5 yards per carry and 8.7 yards per reception. Admittedly, Finch is a personal favorite due to his jitterbug style combined with a willingness to stay between the tackles, but there is no real explanation for not giving the junior more touches in an offense that is not running on all cylinders.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 02:28:00 PM

Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel hinted that Oklahoma RB Roy Finch's lack of touches is due to poor preparation by the junior.

"As Roy continues to handle himself in a mature way and practice better, he's going to continue to earn more touches," Heupel stated. Finch did not touch the ball in the team's opener, but rushed five times for 50 yards and a touchdown, along with three kick returns for 87 yards. A personal favorite, Finch is facing a long jam at the running back position and has practiced in the slot as a receiver. He remains one of the shiftier backs in college football, but Finch needs more touches.
Source: Tulsa World
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 11:56:00 AM

Oklahoma junior RB Roy Finch has been practicing as a slot WR in some sets during the Sooners first few days of practice.

The team is loaded with running back talent and a bit thin at receiver due to suspensions, so the experiment makes sense. Oklahoma previously used DeMarco Murray in a similar role and lost an exceptional slot threat last season in Ryan Broyles, but Finch's smaller frame could make some question the decision. The junior is exceptionally quick and bursts out of his cuts and has flashed receiving ability from the backfield in passing situations.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 02:29:00 PM

Oklahoma junior RB Roy Finch hurt his ankle during a pickup basketball game on Monday.

According to an eyewitness, Finch was "down for a while", and seeing that he missed some time in 2010 due to a hairline fracture in his ankle there is cause for concern. When asked if he was injured on Monday, Finch stated "naw I'm good" via his Twitter account. In terms of playing time, it is vital for Finch to hit the ground running during the team's first practice because of how deep the Sooners are at the running back position.
Source: Rivals
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 09:22:00 AM

Oklahoma running back Roy Finch was cited on a misdemeanor complaint for property damage.

While Oklahoma had not announced what disciplinary action will be taken as of this post, it is hard to imagine Finch will be with the Sooners when they play Iowa in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 30. Finch is the team’s second-leading rusher with 601 yards, most of which he has accumulated since taking over for Dominique Whaley, who broke his ankle Oct. 29.
Source: Tulsa World
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 11:38:00 AM