Jermichael Finley (Packers Alum #88)
CAREER: In 2010 looked poised to build on his breakout sophomore campaign of ’09 before a knee injury ended his season in Week 5…Through four games last season, led the Packers in receiving yards (301) and per-catch average (14.3) and had already posted two 100-yard games to tie Paul Coffman’s club record for tight ends in a single season…The 301 receiving yards through Week 4 ranked second among NFL tight ends behind only San Diego’s Antonio Gates (386)
- In 2010, led the team in receiving yards (301) and per-catch average (14.3) through four games before going down for the season with a knee injury on the second offensive snap at Washington in Week 5.
- In breakout 2009 campaign, posted second-most catches in a single season by a Green Bay tight end (55) and fifth-most yards (676), despite missing three games with a knee injury.
- Finished ’09 with Green Bay playoff-record 159 receiving yards in NFC Wild Card loss at Arizona, the second-most productive game by a tight end in NFL postseason history behind San Diego’s Kellen Winslow (166 yards, Jan. 2, 1982, vs. Miami).
- Also in ’09, tied regular-season, single-game franchise marks for yards (128, Week 4 at Minnesota) and receptions (nine, Week 15 at Pittsburgh) by a tight end. Again matched the reception mark in 2010 with nine at Chicago in Week 3.
- Ranks third in University of Texas history for career receptions by a tight end with 76, despite playing only two seasons.
- Became first Packers draftee from the University of Texas since 1991, and was the highest pick used on a TE by the Packers since Bubba Franks was selected in the first round (14th overall) in 2000.