Matt Finnin provided depth at offensive tackle throughout his Nebraska career. The 6-7, 305-pound Finnin helped Nebraska field one of the top passing offenses in the Big Ten in 2015, a year after NU was among the league's best running squads.
Finnin joined the Husker program for the 2013 season after spending the 2012 season at the College of DuPage. Finnin earned his bachelor’s degree in history in May of 2015 and played his final season as a graduate student.
Finnin played in five games as a reserve tackle and on special teams, before leaving the team in early November.
Finnin played in eight games, with the majority of his action late in games. However, he saw significant snaps at right tackle against Iowa and USC with regular starter Zach Sterup sidelined by injury. Finnin’s play against the Hawkeyes helped Nebraska tie for the largest road comeback in school history, while Nebraska gained more than 500 yards against USC.
Finnin was a reserve tackle and saw action in Husker victories over Southern Miss, South Dakota State, Illinois and Purdue.
Before Nebraska (Crete Monee HS/College of DuPage)
Finnin spent the 2012 season at the College of DuPage in Illinois, providing a physical presence on the offensive line for Coach Gary Thomas’ team in 2012. Finnin helped DuPage to a 9-2 record and a victory over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in the Citizen’s Bank Bowl.
Finnin graduated from high school in 2010 and signed with Western Michigan. He redshirted for the Broncos in 2010, but then returned home the following spring. He enrolled at Eastern Illinois in August of 2011, but again left school to return home.
Finnin was a member of back-to-back Southland Athletic Conference championship teams at Monee High in 2008 and 2009. He was named to the Southtown Star’s All-Area team as a junior and to the NWI Times All-Area squad as a senior. Finnin was a member of the Chicago Sun Times’ Top 100. Finnin was regarded among the top 10 junior-college offensive tackles. Finnin had a number of offers including Ohio State, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Maryland and Kansas before choosing Nebraska.
The son of Gary Finnin and Cathy Norton, Matt was born on Aug. 19, 1991. He has volunteered his time with the Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 and local rec center and hospital outreach events.
» Games Played - 17 (4 in 2013, 8 in 2014, 5 in 2015)