Brian Finneran - Atlanta Falcons.com Bio

Made Philadelphia’s final roster and played in three games, while being inactive for two other games…Caught two passes for 21 yards with an 11-yard long…Saw action vs. Arizona (9/12), at Buffalo (9/26) and at New York Giants (10/3)…In NFL debut vs. Arizona caught his first pro pass for a 10-yard gain from QB Doug Pederson…At Buffalo (9/26) the following week lined up at tight end at various times and caught one pass for 11 yards…Played but did not catch a pass at New York (10/3).

Pro Career:
Big, tall rangy target who played in three games with the Philadelphia Eagles last year after strong showing in NFL Europe with Barcelona Dragons…Spent rest of 1999 season on the Falcons’ practice squad…Will compete for a roster spot in a deep Falcons receiving corps in 2000.

NFL Europe:
Finished third in NFL Europe in receptions with 54, fourth in yards with 844 and fourth in touchdowns with eight while playing for Barcelona Dragons...Named offensive player of the week at Amsterdam after hauling in seven passes for 205 yards with three touchdowns. Those single-game totals were ranked first and second, respectively, all-time in an NFL Europe game.

Signed as a rookie free agent by the Seattle Seahawks after a prolific college career at Villanova…Did not make the final roster and was waived.

Brian Finneran Wide Receiver #86

Height: 6'5"
Weight: 208
College: Villanova
NFL Experience: 1
Falcons Experience: 1st season
How Acquired: Free agent '99'
Career Games/Starts: 3/0
Birthdate: 1/31/1976
Birthplace: Mission Viejo, CA

Married (Erin) with two children, Conor (5), and Brynn (4). A native of Mission Viejo, Ca., he attended Santa Margarita High School where he starred with his twin brother, Brad, a wide receiver who later played with Brian at Villanova. Worked as a risk manager for Control Air prior to signing with NFL Europe. Born on Jan. 31, 1976.

Earned All-America honors by Associated Press after a senior year at Villanova where he caught 96 passes for 1,389 yards with 19 touchdowns. For his efforts he was afforded the Walter Payton Award given to the nation’s top offensive player in Division I-AA. Finished his productive career with a school record 265 receptions for 3,872 yards with 34 touchdowns.