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  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     
  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00PM - 10:00PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM CDT Packers at St. Louis Rams Packers at St. Louis Rams

Players

Jermichael Finley
TE #88
Height:
6-5
Weight:
247
Age:
27
College:
Texas
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2013):

REC
25
YDS
300
AVG
12
TDS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 223 2,785 12.5 62 20 0 0 -- 0 0 2 2
2013 GB 6 5 25 300 12 52 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 GB 16 14 61 667 10.9 40 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2011 GB 16 13 55 767 13.9 41 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 GB 5 5 21 301 14.3 34 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 GB 13 10 55 676 12.3 62T 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2008 GB 14 1 6 74 12.3 35 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @SF L 28-34 5 56 11.2 13 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 WAS W 38-20 6 65 10.8 27 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CIN L 30-34 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 DET W 22-9 6 32 5.3 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BAL W 19-17 3 75 25 52 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CLE W 31-13 5 72 14.4 26 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @MIN W 44-31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 CHI L 20-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

  • Ranks No. 3 in franchise history for the most career receiving yards by a tight end with 2,485 and No. 4 in team annals for the most receptions by a TE with 198.
  • Set a single-season franchise record for the most catches by a tight end with 61 in 2012.
  • Is the only tight end in Packers history to record three 55-catch seasons (2009, 2011-12) and holds three of the top seven single-season yardage totals by a TE in team annals (2009, 2011-12).
  • Finished the 2009 season with a franchise playoff-record 159 receiving yards in NFC Wild Card loss at Arizona, the third-most productive game by a tight end in NFL postseason history behind San Diego’s Kellen Winslow (166 yards, Jan. 2, 1982, vs. Miami) and San Francisco’s Vernon Davis (180 yards, Jan. 14, 2012, vs. New Orleans).
  • Also in ’09, tied 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.
  • Ranked third when he left school in University of Texas history for career receptions by a TE 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.

 
Pro Highlights:

  • Ranks No. 3 in franchise history for the most career receiving yards by a tight end with 2,485 and No. 4 in team annals for the most receptions by a TE with 198. Needs just 110 yards to move past No. 2 Ron Kramer (2,594) and five catches to move past No. 3 Ed West (202).
  • Is the only tight end in Packers history to record three 55-catch seasons (2009, 2011-12) and holds three of the top seven single-season yardage totals by a TE in team annals (2009, 2011-12).
  • Is one of only two tight ends (Paul Coffman) in franchise history to register three 600-yard receiving seasons.
  • Ranks second to Coffman (six) with three 100-yard receiving games in his career (regular season).
  • Set a single-season franchise record for the most catches by a tight end with 61 in 2012.
  • Over the final seven regular-season games in ’12, posted 396 receiving yards (No. 3 among NFL tight ends) on 32 receptions (tied for No. 5).
  • Posted a career-high eight TD receptions in 2011, good for No. 3 in the league behind New England’s Rob Gronkowski (17) and New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham (11).
  • Caught three TD passes at Chicago in Week 3 of 2011, becoming only the second TE in franchise history (Keith Jackson, Sept. 1, 1996) to post three TD receptions in a game.
  • Ranked No. 3 in the NFL among tight ends in ’11 (min. 40 receptions) with a 13.9-yard receiving average.
  • Of his 55 receptions in 2011, 44 went for first downs, an 80.0 percentage that ranked No. 1 on the team and No. 2 in the league among tight ends (min. 32 receptions).
  • Was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2011.
  • His 301 receiving yards in 2010 through the first four games ranked No. 2 in the league behind only San Diego’s Antonio Gates (386).
  • Despite missing three midseason games due to a knee injury, had one of the most productive seasons by a tight end in team history in ’09 with 55 catches for 676 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Finished the ’09 season with a team-playoff-record 159 receiving yards in NFC Wild Card loss at Arizona, the third-most productive game by a TE in NFL postseason history behind San Diego’s Kellen Winslow (166 yards, Jan. 2, 1982, vs. Miami) and San Francisco’s Vernon Davis (180 yards, Jan. 14, 2012, vs. New Orleans).
  • Had seven or more receptions in three games in ’09 as he set a new team record, and had at least six catches four times in the regular season to match Coffman’s ’79 output. His eight 50-yard games topped Coffman’s franchise mark of seven (’81, ’83).

 
2012 SEASON
: Appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the second straight season, including a career-high 14 starts…Posted 61 catches, the most in a season by a tight end in franchise history, for 667 yards (10.9 avg.) and two TDs…His reception total was tied for No. 9 among league tight ends…Over the final seven regular-season games, posted 396 receiving yards (No. 3 among NFL tight ends) on 32 receptions (tied for No. 5)…Also started both playoff contests and caught five passes for 45 yards (9.0 avg.) in the postseason…Vs. San Francisco (Sept. 9): Posted seven receptions for 47 yards (6.7 avg.) and a TD…At Seattle (Sept. 24): Finished with four catches for a team-high 60 yards (15.0 avg.). Two of his receptions converted key third downs on a pair of second-half scoring drives, including his game-long 31-yarder that helped set up a FG in the third quarter…At Houston (Oct. 14): Missed much of the practice week due to a shoulder injury he sustained the previous week at Indianapolis but returned in time to play in his home state. Caught two passes for 12 yards (6.0 avg.) in limited action…At Detroit (Nov. 18): Registered three receptions for 66 yards (22.0 avg.) and a TD. His 20-yard TD catch came early in the second quarter and he later added his season-long 40-yard reception to kick-start the game-winning TD drive…Vs. Minnesota (Dec. 2): Tied for the team lead with six catches for 60 yards (10.0 avg)…At Chicago (Dec. 16): Caught five passes for 61 yards (12.2 avg.), including an 8-yard grab to convert a fourth-and-2 and a 9-yard catch to pick up a third-and-2 on the opening drive of the second half, one that ultimately resulted in a TD…Vs. Tennessee (Dec. 23): Continued his second-half momentum, hauling in five passes for 70 yards (14.0 avg.), with four going for first downs…At Minnesota (Dec. 30): Tied for the team lead with a season-high eight receptions for a season-best 72 yards (9.0 avg.). Made his fourth catch of the game and 57th of the season just before halftime, breaking Coffman’s single-season franchise record by a tight end (56 in 1979)…At San Francisco (NFC Divisional, Jan. 12): Caught four passes for 35 yards (8.8 avg.).

2011: Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career, starting 13 of those contests…Also started in the playoff game vs. the N.Y. Giants…Matched his then-career high with 55 receptions (also ’09), also the second most at the time in franchise history by a TE...Posted a career-high 767 receiving yards, also the second most in team annals by a TE…Finished No. 3 in the league among TEs in both TD catches (a career-high eight) and receiving average (min. 40 receptions) at 13.9…Of his 55 receptions, 44 went for first downs, an 80.0 percentage that ranked No. 1 on the team and No. 2 in the league among tight ends (min. 32 receptions)…At Chicago (Sept. 25): Caught seven passes for 85 yards (12.1 avg.) and a career-best three TDs. Became just the second TE in franchise history to catch three TDs in a game, joining Jackson (at Tampa Bay, Sept. 1, 1996)…At Atlanta (Oct. 9): Posted 67 yards receiving on four catches (16.8 avg.), with three of the grabs converting third downs…At San Diego (Nov. 6): Caught five passes for 44 yards (8.8) and his career-high-tying fifth TD grab of the season…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Posted a season-high 87 receiving yards on six catches (14.5 avg.), along with his sixth TD reception of the season, a career high…At Kansas City (Dec. 18): Led the team with 83 yards receiving on three catches (27.7 avg.). That receiving average was tied for No. 3 in franchise history (min. three receptions) by a tight end…Vs. Detroit (Jan. 1): With only three WRs active on gameday, caught seven passes for 64 yards (9.1) and his eighth TD grab of the season. Caught the game-winning 4-yard TD from QB Matt Flynn to cap an eight-play, 80-yard drive with 1:10 remaining that put the Packers ahead, 45-41, the game’s final score.

2010: Started the first five games, but lasted just two snaps in the fifth game when he injured his knee and was lost for the season…Through four contests, led the Packers in receiving yards (301) and per-catch average (14.3), as seven of his 21 receptions went for 20-plus yards…Had already tied Coffman’s 1979 single-season team mark for TEs with two 100-yard games, and his yardage total ranked second in the league behind Gates (386) among all TEs through four games…Vs. Buffalo (Sept. 19): Had four catches for 103 yards, a 25.8-yard average that was the second-best single-game outing in team history by a TE (min. four receptions), trailing only Coffman’s 30.5-yard mark on four catches at Chicago on Dec. 18, 1983…At Chicago (Sept. 27): Tied his career high and the franchise mark for TEs with nine receptions, and posted his second straight 100-yard game (115) to join Coffman in ’79 as the only TEs in club history to achieve the feat. His third regular-season 100-yard game put him second to Coffman’s six in the team record books for TEs…At Washington (Oct. 10): Injured his knee attempting to tackle Redskins S Kareem Moore, who had recovered TE Donald Lee’s fumble on the second snap of the game. Left the game, was inactive the following week and was placed on season-ending injured reserve on Oct. 18.

2009: Played in 13 games with nine starts and ranked third on the team with 55 catches for 676 yards (12.6 avg.) despite missing three games due to injury...Tied for second on the team with a then-career-high five TD catches...Reception total was one shy of Coffman’s single-season team record for a TE (’79) at the time, tying him with Coffman (’81) and Jackie Harris (’92) for No. 2…Yardage total was the most by a Green Bay TE since Mark Chmura’s 679 in ’95…Set a team record for a TE with seven or more receptions in three games, matched Coffman (’79) with six or more catches four times, and had eight 50-yard games to top Coffman’s mark of seven (’81, ’83)...After returning from a knee injury in Week 11, ranked third in the league among TEs with 37 receptions in that seven-game span (Weeks 11-17), trailing only Dallas’ Jason Witten (45) and Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez (39)...Inactive for games vs. Minnesota (Nov. 1), at Tampa Bay (Nov. 8) and vs. Dallas (Nov. 15) with a sprained knee sustained at Cleveland in Week 7…At Minnesota (Oct. 5): Led the team with six catches for a career-best 128 yards (21.3 avg.), tying the single-game franchise mark for a TE; Harris posted the same number vs. Denver on Oct. 10, 1993. Broke open down the right sideline and caught a 62-yard TD pass from QB Aaron Rodgers, making a move to elude S Tyrell Johnson. The catch was the longest of his career and the longest reception by a Packers TE since Harris’ 66-yarder in the ’93 game against the Broncos…At Cleveland (Oct. 25): Caught a 16-yard pass over the middle on the Packers’ opening drive, but sustained a sprained left knee on the play and did not return. Was sidelined for the next three games…Vs. Baltimore (Dec. 7): Started and posted seven receptions for 79 yards (11.3 avg.) and two TDs, the first multi-TD game of his career…At Pittsburgh (Dec. 20): Started and led the team with a career-high nine catches for 74 yards (8.2 avg.), matching the single-game franchise mark for receptions held by three other TEs…At Arizona (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 10): Led the team with a team playoff-record 159 yards receiving on six receptions (26.5 avg.), breaking the previous high of 148 yards set by WR John Jefferson (Jan. 8, 1983, vs. St. Louis). His yardage total was also No. 2 in NFL playoff history by a TE at the time behind only Winslow (166 yards, Jan. 2, 1982), and his 26.5-yard average was a league playoff record for TEs (min. five receptions).

2008: Played in 14 games, second most among the team’s rookies (WR Jordy Nelson, 16), with one start…Caught six passes for 74 yards (12.3 avg.) and one TD…Recorded six special teams tackles, the most among Packers rookies…On the field for 54.9 percent of special teams plays, which ranked fourth on the team and first among rookies…Inactive for opening two games, vs. Minnesota (Sept. 8) and at Detroit (Sept. 14) as a healthy scratch…Vs. Dallas (Sept. 21): Made his NFL debut, seeing time on special teams and getting some snaps on offense…At Tennessee (Nov. 2): Caught his first NFL pass when he hauled in a 6-yard reception from Rodgers in the second quarter…At Minnesota (Nov. 9): Posted a career-high three special teams tackles…Vs. Carolina (Nov. 30): Started first career game, with the offense opening in a two-TE set…Vs. Detroit (Dec. 28): Caught first TD pass of his career when he hauled in 3-yarder from Rodgers in the back right corner of the end zone late in the first quarter. Also had a 26-yard reception deep down the left sideline in the second quarter…2008 Draft: Selected in the third round (91st overall), the seventh TE taken. Highest pick used on a TE by the Packers since Bubba Franks was selected in the first round (14th overall) in 2000. Became the first player drafted by the Packers from the University of Texas since WR Johnny Walker was picked in the eighth round in 1991. Highest selection used by Green Bay on a UT player since HB Duke Carlisle in 1964 (60th overall selection). Was the first player from UT ever to enter the draft following sophomore season.

COLLEGE: Productive player in his two seasons with the Longhorns, catching 76 passes for 947 yards (12.5 avg.) and five TDs in 26 games…His 76 receptions ranked third in school history among TEs despite playing only two years, and his 947 yards ranked sixth in school annals…Caught four or more passes 10 times during his career…Majored in kinesiology…Sophomore season (2007): Started all 13 games and earned honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference honors from the league’s coaches…Named UT’s Outstanding Tight End…Caught 45 passes (second on UT’s single-season TE list) for 575 yards (third on single-season TE list) and two TDs…Posted a reception in 12 of 13 games and three or more grabs in nine of 13 contests…Helped the Longhorns average 462.0 yards of total offense, which ranked 13th in the NCAA…Caught four passes for a career-high 149 yards (37.3 avg.) and a TD, including catches of 58 and 55 yards, vs. No. 10 Oklahoma (Oct. 6); the 149 yards were a school record by a TE…Redshirt freshman season (2006): Played in all 13 games and started four contests when the Longhorns opened in a two-TE set…Earned honorable mention Freshman All-America honors from Sporting News…Named one of UT’s Outstanding Newcomers as he set freshman TE records for receptions (31, fifth on UT’s single-season TE list), receiving yards (371) and TDs (three)…Caught a pass in 10 of 11 games…Posted a career-high eight receptions for 46 yards vs. Iowa (Dec. 30) in Alamo Bowl win.

PERSONAL: Given name Jermichael Decorean Finley…Born in Lufkin, Texas…Married, wife’s name is Courtney…Couple has a son, Kayden, 5…Raised by his grandmother, Clara Mitchell…Half-brother is former Texas A&M fullback Jorvorskie Lane, the school’s all-time leading scorer among non-kickers with 50 career TDs who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins…Offered scholarships in both football and basketball to the University of Arizona…High school: Four-year starter at TE for Diboll (Texas) High…Earned first-team 3A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association and second-team all-state honors from The Associated Press…Owns school career records with 316 receptions, 30 TD catches and 2,217 receiving yards…Played DE, WR, S, P and K during his high school career…Caught 36 passes for a school-record 876 yards (24.3 avg.) as a senior…Named first-team all-district as a junior…Named District Offensive Player of the Year in football and District MVP in basketball as a sophomore…Community involvement: Signed autographs, took photos and interacted with children during the annual Kids Day for the City of Green Bay…Was a guest at fundraising dinners for the Donald Driver Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay, and has participated in the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game and the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Families of Children with Cancer…Also signed autographs to help raise money for the annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys playing basketball, watching television and going to baseball games…Worked out with Cardinals Pro Bowl WR Larry Fitzgerald each of the last three offseasons…Has vacationed at Playa del Carmen in Mexico…Residence: Dallas, Texas.

  • Ranks No. 3 in franchise history for the most career receiving yards by a tight end with 2,485 and No. 4 in team annals for the most receptions by a TE with 198.
  • Set a single-season franchise record for the most catches by a tight end with 61 in 2012.
  • Is the only tight end in Packers history to record three 55-catch seasons (2009, 2011-12) and holds three of the top seven single-season yardage totals by a TE in team annals (2009, 2011-12).
  • Finished the 2009 season with a franchise playoff-record 159 receiving yards in NFC Wild Card loss at Arizona, the third-most productive game by a tight end in NFL postseason history behind San Diego’s Kellen Winslow (166 yards, Jan. 2, 1982, vs. Miami) and San Francisco’s Vernon Davis (180 yards, Jan. 14, 2012, vs. New Orleans).
  • Also in ’09, tied 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.
  • Ranked third when he left school in University of Texas history for career receptions by a TE 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.

 
Pro Highlights:

  • Ranks No. 3 in franchise history for the most career receiving yards by a tight end with 2,485 and No. 4 in team annals for the most receptions by a TE with 198. Needs just 110 yards to move past No. 2 Ron Kramer (2,594) and five catches to move past No. 3 Ed West (202).
  • Is the only tight end in Packers history to record three 55-catch seasons (2009, 2011-12) and holds three of the top seven single-season yardage totals by a TE in team annals (2009, 2011-12).
  • Is one of only two tight ends (Paul Coffman) in franchise history to register three 600-yard receiving seasons.
  • Ranks second to Coffman (six) with three 100-yard receiving games in his career (regular season).
  • Set a single-season franchise record for the most catches by a tight end with 61 in 2012.
  • Over the final seven regular-season games in ’12, posted 396 receiving yards (No. 3 among NFL tight ends) on 32 receptions (tied for No. 5).
  • Posted a career-high eight TD receptions in 2011, good for No. 3 in the league behind New England’s Rob Gronkowski (17) and New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham (11).
  • Caught three TD passes at Chicago in Week 3 of 2011, becoming only the second TE in franchise history (Keith Jackson, Sept. 1, 1996) to post three TD receptions in a game.
  • Ranked No. 3 in the NFL among tight ends in ’11 (min. 40 receptions) with a 13.9-yard receiving average.
  • Of his 55 receptions in 2011, 44 went for first downs, an 80.0 percentage that ranked No. 1 on the team and No. 2 in the league among tight ends (min. 32 receptions).
  • Was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2011.
  • His 301 receiving yards in 2010 through the first four games ranked No. 2 in the league behind only San Diego’s Antonio Gates (386).
  • Despite missing three midseason games due to a knee injury, had one of the most productive seasons by a tight end in team history in ’09 with 55 catches for 676 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Finished the ’09 season with a team-playoff-record 159 receiving yards in NFC Wild Card loss at Arizona, the third-most productive game by a TE in NFL postseason history behind San Diego’s Kellen Winslow (166 yards, Jan. 2, 1982, vs. Miami) and San Francisco’s Vernon Davis (180 yards, Jan. 14, 2012, vs. New Orleans).
  • Had seven or more receptions in three games in ’09 as he set a new team record, and had at least six catches four times in the regular season to match Coffman’s ’79 output. His eight 50-yard games topped Coffman’s franchise mark of seven (’81, ’83).

 
2012 SEASON
: Appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the second straight season, including a career-high 14 starts…Posted 61 catches, the most in a season by a tight end in franchise history, for 667 yards (10.9 avg.) and two TDs…His reception total was tied for No. 9 among league tight ends…Over the final seven regular-season games, posted 396 receiving yards (No. 3 among NFL tight ends) on 32 receptions (tied for No. 5)…Also started both playoff contests and caught five passes for 45 yards (9.0 avg.) in the postseason…Vs. San Francisco (Sept. 9): Posted seven receptions for 47 yards (6.7 avg.) and a TD…At Seattle (Sept. 24): Finished with four catches for a team-high 60 yards (15.0 avg.). Two of his receptions converted key third downs on a pair of second-half scoring drives, including his game-long 31-yarder that helped set up a FG in the third quarter…At Houston (Oct. 14): Missed much of the practice week due to a shoulder injury he sustained the previous week at Indianapolis but returned in time to play in his home state. Caught two passes for 12 yards (6.0 avg.) in limited action…At Detroit (Nov. 18): Registered three receptions for 66 yards (22.0 avg.) and a TD. His 20-yard TD catch came early in the second quarter and he later added his season-long 40-yard reception to kick-start the game-winning TD drive…Vs. Minnesota (Dec. 2): Tied for the team lead with six catches for 60 yards (10.0 avg)…At Chicago (Dec. 16): Caught five passes for 61 yards (12.2 avg.), including an 8-yard grab to convert a fourth-and-2 and a 9-yard catch to pick up a third-and-2 on the opening drive of the second half, one that ultimately resulted in a TD…Vs. Tennessee (Dec. 23): Continued his second-half momentum, hauling in five passes for 70 yards (14.0 avg.), with four going for first downs…At Minnesota (Dec. 30): Tied for the team lead with a season-high eight receptions for a season-best 72 yards (9.0 avg.). Made his fourth catch of the game and 57th of the season just before halftime, breaking Coffman’s single-season franchise record by a tight end (56 in 1979)…At San Francisco (NFC Divisional, Jan. 12): Caught four passes for 35 yards (8.8 avg.).

2011: Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career, starting 13 of those contests…Also started in the playoff game vs. the N.Y. Giants…Matched his then-career high with 55 receptions (also ’09), also the second most at the time in franchise history by a TE...Posted a career-high 767 receiving yards, also the second most in team annals by a TE…Finished No. 3 in the league among TEs in both TD catches (a career-high eight) and receiving average (min. 40 receptions) at 13.9…Of his 55 receptions, 44 went for first downs, an 80.0 percentage that ranked No. 1 on the team and No. 2 in the league among tight ends (min. 32 receptions)…At Chicago (Sept. 25): Caught seven passes for 85 yards (12.1 avg.) and a career-best three TDs. Became just the second TE in franchise history to catch three TDs in a game, joining Jackson (at Tampa Bay, Sept. 1, 1996)…At Atlanta (Oct. 9): Posted 67 yards receiving on four catches (16.8 avg.), with three of the grabs converting third downs…At San Diego (Nov. 6): Caught five passes for 44 yards (8.8) and his career-high-tying fifth TD grab of the season…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Posted a season-high 87 receiving yards on six catches (14.5 avg.), along with his sixth TD reception of the season, a career high…At Kansas City (Dec. 18): Led the team with 83 yards receiving on three catches (27.7 avg.). That receiving average was tied for No. 3 in franchise history (min. three receptions) by a tight end…Vs. Detroit (Jan. 1): With only three WRs active on gameday, caught seven passes for 64 yards (9.1) and his eighth TD grab of the season. Caught the game-winning 4-yard TD from QB Matt Flynn to cap an eight-play, 80-yard drive with 1:10 remaining that put the Packers ahead, 45-41, the game’s final score.

2010: Started the first five games, but lasted just two snaps in the fifth game when he injured his knee and was lost for the season…Through four contests, led the Packers in receiving yards (301) and per-catch average (14.3), as seven of his 21 receptions went for 20-plus yards…Had already tied Coffman’s 1979 single-season team mark for TEs with two 100-yard games, and his yardage total ranked second in the league behind Gates (386) among all TEs through four games…Vs. Buffalo (Sept. 19): Had four catches for 103 yards, a 25.8-yard average that was the second-best single-game outing in team history by a TE (min. four receptions), trailing only Coffman’s 30.5-yard mark on four catches at Chicago on Dec. 18, 1983…At Chicago (Sept. 27): Tied his career high and the franchise mark for TEs with nine receptions, and posted his second straight 100-yard game (115) to join Coffman in ’79 as the only TEs in club history to achieve the feat. His third regular-season 100-yard game put him second to Coffman’s six in the team record books for TEs…At Washington (Oct. 10): Injured his knee attempting to tackle Redskins S Kareem Moore, who had recovered TE Donald Lee’s fumble on the second snap of the game. Left the game, was inactive the following week and was placed on season-ending injured reserve on Oct. 18.

2009: Played in 13 games with nine starts and ranked third on the team with 55 catches for 676 yards (12.6 avg.) despite missing three games due to injury...Tied for second on the team with a then-career-high five TD catches...Reception total was one shy of Coffman’s single-season team record for a TE (’79) at the time, tying him with Coffman (’81) and Jackie Harris (’92) for No. 2…Yardage total was the most by a Green Bay TE since Mark Chmura’s 679 in ’95…Set a team record for a TE with seven or more receptions in three games, matched Coffman (’79) with six or more catches four times, and had eight 50-yard games to top Coffman’s mark of seven (’81, ’83)...After returning from a knee injury in Week 11, ranked third in the league among TEs with 37 receptions in that seven-game span (Weeks 11-17), trailing only Dallas’ Jason Witten (45) and Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez (39)...Inactive for games vs. Minnesota (Nov. 1), at Tampa Bay (Nov. 8) and vs. Dallas (Nov. 15) with a sprained knee sustained at Cleveland in Week 7…At Minnesota (Oct. 5): Led the team with six catches for a career-best 128 yards (21.3 avg.), tying the single-game franchise mark for a TE; Harris posted the same number vs. Denver on Oct. 10, 1993. Broke open down the right sideline and caught a 62-yard TD pass from QB Aaron Rodgers, making a move to elude S Tyrell Johnson. The catch was the longest of his career and the longest reception by a Packers TE since Harris’ 66-yarder in the ’93 game against the Broncos…At Cleveland (Oct. 25): Caught a 16-yard pass over the middle on the Packers’ opening drive, but sustained a sprained left knee on the play and did not return. Was sidelined for the next three games…Vs. Baltimore (Dec. 7): Started and posted seven receptions for 79 yards (11.3 avg.) and two TDs, the first multi-TD game of his career…At Pittsburgh (Dec. 20): Started and led the team with a career-high nine catches for 74 yards (8.2 avg.), matching the single-game franchise mark for receptions held by three other TEs…At Arizona (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 10): Led the team with a team playoff-record 159 yards receiving on six receptions (26.5 avg.), breaking the previous high of 148 yards set by WR John Jefferson (Jan. 8, 1983, vs. St. Louis). His yardage total was also No. 2 in NFL playoff history by a TE at the time behind only Winslow (166 yards, Jan. 2, 1982), and his 26.5-yard average was a league playoff record for TEs (min. five receptions).

2008: Played in 14 games, second most among the team’s rookies (WR Jordy Nelson, 16), with one start…Caught six passes for 74 yards (12.3 avg.) and one TD…Recorded six special teams tackles, the most among Packers rookies…On the field for 54.9 percent of special teams plays, which ranked fourth on the team and first among rookies…Inactive for opening two games, vs. Minnesota (Sept. 8) and at Detroit (Sept. 14) as a healthy scratch…Vs. Dallas (Sept. 21): Made his NFL debut, seeing time on special teams and getting some snaps on offense…At Tennessee (Nov. 2): Caught his first NFL pass when he hauled in a 6-yard reception from Rodgers in the second quarter…At Minnesota (Nov. 9): Posted a career-high three special teams tackles…Vs. Carolina (Nov. 30): Started first career game, with the offense opening in a two-TE set…Vs. Detroit (Dec. 28): Caught first TD pass of his career when he hauled in 3-yarder from Rodgers in the back right corner of the end zone late in the first quarter. Also had a 26-yard reception deep down the left sideline in the second quarter…2008 Draft: Selected in the third round (91st overall), the seventh TE taken. Highest pick used on a TE by the Packers since Bubba Franks was selected in the first round (14th overall) in 2000. Became the first player drafted by the Packers from the University of Texas since WR Johnny Walker was picked in the eighth round in 1991. Highest selection used by Green Bay on a UT player since HB Duke Carlisle in 1964 (60th overall selection). Was the first player from UT ever to enter the draft following sophomore season.

COLLEGE: Productive player in his two seasons with the Longhorns, catching 76 passes for 947 yards (12.5 avg.) and five TDs in 26 games…His 76 receptions ranked third in school history among TEs despite playing only two years, and his 947 yards ranked sixth in school annals…Caught four or more passes 10 times during his career…Majored in kinesiology…Sophomore season (2007): Started all 13 games and earned honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference honors from the league’s coaches…Named UT’s Outstanding Tight End…Caught 45 passes (second on UT’s single-season TE list) for 575 yards (third on single-season TE list) and two TDs…Posted a reception in 12 of 13 games and three or more grabs in nine of 13 contests…Helped the Longhorns average 462.0 yards of total offense, which ranked 13th in the NCAA…Caught four passes for a career-high 149 yards (37.3 avg.) and a TD, including catches of 58 and 55 yards, vs. No. 10 Oklahoma (Oct. 6); the 149 yards were a school record by a TE…Redshirt freshman season (2006): Played in all 13 games and started four contests when the Longhorns opened in a two-TE set…Earned honorable mention Freshman All-America honors from Sporting News…Named one of UT’s Outstanding Newcomers as he set freshman TE records for receptions (31, fifth on UT’s single-season TE list), receiving yards (371) and TDs (three)…Caught a pass in 10 of 11 games…Posted a career-high eight receptions for 46 yards vs. Iowa (Dec. 30) in Alamo Bowl win.

PERSONAL: Given name Jermichael Decorean Finley…Born in Lufkin, Texas…Married, wife’s name is Courtney…Couple has a son, Kayden, 5…Raised by his grandmother, Clara Mitchell…Half-brother is former Texas A&M fullback Jorvorskie Lane, the school’s all-time leading scorer among non-kickers with 50 career TDs who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins…Offered scholarships in both football and basketball to the University of Arizona…High school: Four-year starter at TE for Diboll (Texas) High…Earned first-team 3A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association and second-team all-state honors from The Associated Press…Owns school career records with 316 receptions, 30 TD catches and 2,217 receiving yards…Played DE, WR, S, P and K during his high school career…Caught 36 passes for a school-record 876 yards (24.3 avg.) as a senior…Named first-team all-district as a junior…Named District Offensive Player of the Year in football and District MVP in basketball as a sophomore…Community involvement: Signed autographs, took photos and interacted with children during the annual Kids Day for the City of Green Bay…Was a guest at fundraising dinners for the Donald Driver Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay, and has participated in the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game and the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Families of Children with Cancer…Also signed autographs to help raise money for the annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys playing basketball, watching television and going to baseball games…Worked out with Cardinals Pro Bowl WR Larry Fitzgerald each of the last three offseasons…Has vacationed at Playa del Carmen in Mexico…Residence: Dallas, Texas.

 

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