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JIM FINN - 1999

Jim Finn, a running back out of the University of Pennsylvania, was selected #253 by Chicago Bears. At Penn, He holds school records for most rushing attempts, rushing yards, and touchdowns in a game. He was waived by the Bears at the end of training camp in 1999 and spent a month on Bears’ practice squad. He signed with Colts as a free agent after 1999 season and fumbled in his only rush attempt in 2000 season. He accumulated nine yards in six rushing attempts over three seasons. In the spring of 2003, Finn signed with the New York Giants. In his Giants career, Finn has seven rushing yards from three attempts. He has seen more action as a receiver out of the backfield, with 325 receiving yards and 42 receptions in his tenure with New York. In 2005, he played in all 16 regular season games with 13 starts including the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers. His blocks for Tiki Barber helped him rush for a franchise-record 1,860 yards. Finn missed the entire 2007 NFL season after being placed on injured reserve. Finn was cut due to nagging injuries. In December 2011, Finn made headlines when he and a group of 11 other professional players filed a lawsuit against the NFL. Finn and his attorneys allege that the League failed to properly treat head injuries in spite of prevailing medical evidence, leading the players to develop effects of brain injury ranging from chronic headaches to depression.