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RIP Cullen Finnerty

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  • RIP Cullen Finnerty

    DETROIT — One of the winningest quarterbacks in college football history was found dead in the woods of northern Michigan Tuesday night, days after disappearing while out fishing near his family's cottage.

    Cullen Finnerty, 30, who led Grand Valley State University to three Division II national titles and more than 50 wins during his 4 years as a starter in Allendale, Mich., last decade, went missing Sunday. His body was found about 8 p.m. in woods within a mile of where he disappeared, said Lake County Undersheriff Dennis Robinson.

    The cause of death wasn't immediately clear, but Robinson said foul play wasn't suspected. He said the body was not in the water and was found in a wooded area in Webber Township, near the family's cottage. An autopsy would be needed to determine how Finnerty died, the undersheriff said.

    The search drew scores of police and volunteers, including staff and players from Grand Valley State.

  • #2
    He coached me in High School for a season. He was a really great guy and a hometown hero.


    • #3
      Sad news. My condolences to his family..

      May a former Bronco rest in peace....


      • #4
        RIP. Was he on the practice squad?


        • #5
          So, so sad. Condolences to his family.

          My guess would be an undiagnosed cardiac condition - they taught us in nursing school that a huge MI is almost always precede by "a feeling of impending doom" - the feeling his family described in that last phone call, that they thought might be a mental break. Could have been coming on for a while.

          Prayers tonight for those who loved him.