2009: Appeared in all 12 games as long snapper ... assisted on tackle at Wisconsin on Oct. 31.
2008: Appeared in final five games as long snapper ... recorded two tackles (both assists) ... executed fake punt snap that led to touchdown vs. Michigan on Nov. 1 ... assisted on tackles vs. Michigan and at Michigan State on Nov. 8.
2007: Appeared as reserve tight end vs. Eastern Illinois on Sept. 8.
2006: Did not play after joining team as a walkon.
High School: Honorable mention all-conference after catching 13 passes as senior ... team captain ... had two touchdown receptions vs. Anderson Highland in sectional playoff game ... nationally ranked prep long snapper after attending Ray Guy and Purdue Kicking/Long Snapping camps ... also played baseball for No. 1-ranked team in state ... one of three senior boys to letter in two varsity sports at state's largest and top-10 nationally ranked high school athletics program ... prep teammate of fellow Boilermaker Kurt Freytag ... member of National Honor Society and Student Athlete Committee.
Personal: Given name is John Jeffrey Finch ...born April 28, 1988 ... economics major with concentrations in entrepreneurship and communication ... father, Greg, and mother, Beth McDaniel, are Purdue graduates ... member of Sigma Chi fraternity that teamed with former Purdue All-America quarterback Drew Brees (1997-2000) and the Brees Dream Foundation in building Habitat for Humanity homes in New Orleans in 2008 and 2009.