Jamarae Finnie – Langston

Today in recognition of Black History Month , We recognize the achievements of this Black College Football All-American.


Members of the Inaugural TAJ-Talented 10th  Black College All-American Team.

During the month of February, (Black History Month) one member of the All-American team will be featured on the UrbanmediaToday.com website daily. Today we put the spot light on:

Langston’s  Jamarae Finnie :

    #92  Senior
Defensive Lineman  
    6’3″  300lbs
Tacoma, Washington 
(Lincoln High School) 

 #7 (Tied) Nationally in Black College Football  Forced Fumbles per game (0.3)
#8 Nationally in Black College Football Sacks per game (0.8)

AP  NAIA First Team All-American
First Team All Central States Football League All Conference
First Team OklahomaSports.Net  All-OSN Football Team
2017 OSN Defensive Player of the Year
2017  Cliff Harris Award Finalist 

 This past season Jamarae Finnie led a Langston Lions defense that anchored a Langston team that captured the CSFL Title and a trip to the NAIA Playoffs. Finnie finished first on the team in total tackles with 64 (33 were solo). Jamarae and teammate Michael Smith (also a 2017 TAJT-10 Black College All-American) helped coach Quinton Morgan’s Lions set school records finishing the regular season 10-0 and hosting a first round home playoff game in the NAIA Football Championship series  for the first time in 44 years.

Finnie made his presence known to Langston opponents early; in  the first game of the season he led the Lions with 3.5  tackles for loss in a 30-14 win over the Lincoln (Pa) Lions. Speaking of tackles for loss the Senior from Wasington finished the year with a total of 17.5 tackles for loss  for 72.5 yards. Finnie also had 7.5 sacks for a total loss of 40 yards.

Finnie who averaged 6.4 tackles per game was a major part of a defense that Ranked number four in NAIA Division one in total defense (279 yards per game ) and in scoring defense (17 points per game). The 6’3″  300 Pound Senior Defensive Lineman was a major part of the Lions Defense that was second in the Central States Football League in rushing defense only allowing 110 yards per game.