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Romeo Finley

position

Defensive Back

Height

6-1

Weight

205 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

High School

Niceville

2018 (Junior): Saw action in all 13 games and made four starts in breakout season…Totaled 28 tackles, five tackles for loss and two interceptions…Added four PBUs and one forced fumble…Tied for Miami’s longest play of season on 83-yard interception return for touchdown…Made first start of career in season opener against LSU (Sept. 2) and finished with one PBU…Had one tackle against Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Had three solo tackles and one PBU in win at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Recorded three tackles in win over FIU (Sept. 22)…Scored first touchdown of career on 83-yard interception return in win over North Carolina (Sept. 27)…Started and had one solo tackle in win vs. Florida State (Oct. 6)…Posted two solo tackles at Virginia (Oct. 13)….Had three tackles, including one tackle for loss, and second interception of career at Boston College (Oct. 26)…Started and finished with one solo tackle vs. Duke (Nov. 3)…Lone tackle at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10) was three-yard TFL…Had career-best five tackles, including one tackle for loss, in start at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)…Finished with two tackles and 1.5 TFLs totaling 10 yards in regular season finale vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Had four tackles and 0.5 TFLs in New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27).

2017 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 13 games, mostly on special teams…Finished with seven tackles and one pass breakup…Saw action in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and had one solo tackle…Finished with career-high four tackles (all solo) in win over Toledo (Sept. 23)…Had one solo tackle in win at Duke (Sept. 29)…Saw action in win at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Competed against Georgia Tech (Oct. 14) and Syracuse (Oct. 21)…Saw action in wins at North Carolina (Oct. 28) and at home against Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)…Had one solo tackle in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11)…Played against Virginia (Nov. 18) and at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Saw action in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2)…Competed in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

2016 (True Freshman): Played in 12 games in first season, mostly on special teams…Credited with seven tackles (three solo)…Saw action in season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and recorded three solo tackles…Saw action against FAU (Sept. 10) on special teams…Saw action in road win at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Competed against Georgia Tech (Oct. 1) and Florida State (Oct. 8), mostly on special teams…Saw action against North Carolina (Oct. 15) and Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Had one tackle at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Saw action against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5) and at Virginia (Nov. 12)…Had one tackle on special teams in win at NC State (Nov. 19)…Added two tackles in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)…Saw action in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).

High School: Four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals…Three-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports…Ranked No. 12 safety by ESPN and the No. 244 overall prospect on ESPN300…Rated as No. 15 safety and No. 315 prospect regardless of position by 247Sports…Rated as third-best safety in state of Florida and No. 28 safety nationwide by Scout…Totaled 60 tackles, six PBUs and one interception in final season at Niceville…Had 60 tackles, 10 PBUs, one interception and two forced fumbles junior year…Chose Miami over Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and South Carolina.