UW This Season: Jacque Finn will play free safety this season in the Cowboys' new defensive scheme. Finn returns as the most experienced defensive back for the Cowboys. He started seven games a year ago at rover (a third safety position), starting the first four games of the 2002 season and the last three. Over the past two seasons, Finn has averaged 70 tackles per season, with 61 in 2002 and 79 in 2001. Finn has 189 career tackles. He enters his senior season only 59 tackles out of the UW Career Top 10 in tackles.
2002: Finn ranked fourth in tackles for the Pokes as a junior, with 61. The Casper, Wyo., native led the Cowboys in interceptions with three for 109 yards. He set a new Wyoming school record for the longest interception return in school history when he picked off a pass at BYU and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown. The following week against Utah, Finn picked off two passes, returning them for a total of nine yards. He earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference honors as a junior, and achieved Academic All-Conference accolades for the third consecutive year.
2001: Finn started all 11 games as a sophomore in 2001. He started the first four games at rover, and moved to free safety for the final seven. Finn entered the 2002 season having started the last 15 consecutive games. Finn ranked second to former Cowboy Leo Caires in tackles in 2001. He also ranked second on the squad in interceptions, with two for eight yards, and was second in passes broken up, with eight. Finn excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-Conference honors for the second consecutive year.
2000: He gained a great deal of experience during his redshirt freshman season of 2000, playing in all 11 games and starting the final four at free safety. Finn ranked sixth on the UW squad in tackles with 49. He tied for the team lead in interceptions with two, which he returned for a total of 29 yards. He also was credited with breaking up seven passes. Finn was named an Academic All-Conference honoree.
1999: Redshirted. High School: One of the most outstanding athletes in the state of Wyoming as a high school senior. He was named to the Wyoming All-State team and the Casper Star Tribune Super 25. He played quarterback, cornerback, safety and wide receiver, and was selected his conference's Back of the Year. He led his Natrona County High School team to the state playoffs as a senior. He also was an outstanding basketball player, and had scholarship offers to play basketball at the NCAA Division I level. He was selected All-State in basketball three straight years. Finn also ran track at Natrona High School. He achieved Honor Roll status throughout high school. Also recruited by Colorado State and Utah State.
Personal: Born May 28, 1980, in Buffalo, Wyo. One of five children of Joni Greer and Mike Finn. Majoring in business administration.