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Dennis Finley
Dennis  Finley


Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Cass Tech

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 307




Dennis Finley Feature: Trusting The Process

Spartan Senior Offensive Lineman


2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.


Spring Practice Update: Spartans in Full Pads to Start Second Week

Spartans hold third spring practice on Tuesday.


Spartan Football Student-Athletes Inspired By Jesse Owens

MSU Athletics celebrates Black History Month with an exclusive prescreening of the movie “Race.”


No. 2 Michigan State Holds Off Purdue, 24-21

Connor Cook went 13 of 19 for 139 yards and a touchdown, and he became the school's career leader with his 28th victory as the starting quarterback.


Michigan State 56- Indiana 17


Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience. Now it's time to develop a knockout punch. Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue


Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14


Michigan State Media Day


Michigan State 34 - Ohio State 24

CAREER NOTES: Fifth-year senior and two-year letterwinner provides depth on the offensive line at tackle . . . has played in nine career games.

2016 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played against Rutgers in his only appearance of the season . . . participated in spring practice after missing the last nine games of the 2015 regular season with a broken fibula and tibia he suffered in Week 5 vs. Purdue.

2015 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Earned his second letter in 2015 . . . appeared in two games, including his first career start vs. Purdue, filling in for injured All-American Jack Conklin . . . suffered a broken fibula and tibia in the first half against the Boilermakers and missed the rest of the season . . . made his first appearance of the season at left tackle in the second half against Central Michigan; forced into duty following a first-half injury to Conklin . . . played 35 snaps against the Chippewas and had three knockdowns.

2014 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in six games (Jacksonville State, Eastern Michigan, Wyoming, Indiana, Michigan, Rutgers) to earn his first letter . . . played a season-high 29 snaps vs. EMU and recorded two knockdowns.

2013 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top offensive tackles by (No. 21), (No. 25), (No. 31) and (No. 35) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by (No. 53) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state's top seniors by (No. 6), (No. 8), (No. 8), Lansing State Journal (No. 9), The Detroit News (No. 12) and (No. 14) . . . two-year starter at right tackle for Coach Thomas Wilcher at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan . . . helped the Technicians to a combined record of 23-5 (.825), including back-to-back Division 1 state titles . . . named to Detroit Free Press Division 1 all-state team as a senior . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Detroit News . . . also earned all-metro honors from The Detroit News . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Technicians rush for 289 yards (39 attempts; 7.4 yards per carry) in a 36-21 victory over Detroit Catholic Central in the 2012 Division 1 state championship game . . . grandson of Lela Finley; son of Debra Finley . . . born Jan. 29, 1995 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science -- human capital and society . . . had an internship with the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union during the summer.

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