The Owls held their second scrimmage of their 2012 Fall Camp on Thursday, August 16.
Solid performer in the Owls' safety rotation who moves into a starting role this year.
Credited with a career-best five solo tackles vs. Marshall... Credited with his first career TFL vs. Tulane and also broke up a pass... Returned to action vs. Texas A&M after missing most 2012 because of an injury.
Valuable contributor at safety who was lost for the year with an injury vs. UTSA... Recorded a career-best four tackles vs. Houston and ended the year with seven stops... Forced a fumble vs. UCLA in the opener.
Saw action in all 12 games on special teams and in the safety rotation... Finished the year with 19 tackles, 14 at safety and five on special teams... Fourth on the team with five special teams tackles... Recovered a fumbled punt return vs. Tulane, his second special teams fumble recovery of the season... Matched his season-high (fourth time) with three total tackles vs. UTEP... Made his debut in the opener at Texas and was credited with one tackle... Matched that with one tackle vs. Purdue in the home opener... Credited with a season-best three tackles and also recovered a fumble at Baylor.
Elkins High School
Two-time All District 23-5A selection for coach Robert Crivellari... Ranked by Rivals.com as the 45th-best safety prospect in the nation... Ranked as one of the top 10 safeties in Texas in Dave Campbell's Texas Football postseason edition... Credited with 78 tackles, 5 sacks, 1 interception and 7 pass breakups as a senior and finished his career with 176 tackles and six interceptions... Member of the Houston Chronicle's Greater Houston 100... Also competed in track... Member of the National Honor Society and received Elkins' Academic Excellence Award.
Jaylon Trevar Finner... Born: May 28, 1993 in Houston... Son of Troy Finner and Sheree Anderson... Has a brother and a sister... Rice Major: Kinesiology... Rice College: Martel.