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Army lineman Connor Finucane to play one more year

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Army starting tackle and 2023 team captain Connor Finucane is returning for one more season.

Black Knight Nation has confirmed that Finucane will be back for a fifth year this fall.

Finucane, who has started 37 straight games since the beginning of his sophomore season, will not be with the team for spring practice, which started today. He’ll return to the team this summer and will graduate West Point in December.

Finucane’s return strengthens an Army offensive line that returns freshman center Brady Small, who started all 12 games in his rookie season, junior guard Lucas Scott, who made 11 starts, and junior tackle David Hoyt, also had four starts.

The Black Knights’ move back to a predominantly under-center scheme should benefit Finucane, who started one game his freshman year. He ranked second in run blocking among FBS guards as a junior in the offense, according to SIS Football.

Army is now expected to lose two starters on the offensive line to graduation this spring – guard Jackson Filipowicz and tackle Shayne Buckingham along with key reserves Sam Barczak, Simon Dellinger and Beau Lombardi.



  1. Trevor Sutton

    March 2, 2024 at 8:16 PM

    I thought the Army AD took offense to the assertion that West Point did 5th years?

  2. John Stevens

    March 3, 2024 at 9:41 PM

    this is disgusting and further proof that Army will throw aside all semblance of being a service academy to try and win football games. congress should investigate West Point for wasting taxpayer dollars on cadets who clearly can graduate. disgraceful, dishonorable, and par for jeff monken’s trash program

    • Nick Holcomb

      March 4, 2024 at 6:54 PM

      What are you going on about?!

    • Norm Remick

      March 6, 2024 at 1:25 PM

      With due respect, please give coach Monken and the Supe and West Point and the NCAA the benefit of the doubt, because it’s my understanding Conner had a course or two to complete West Point’s requirements for graduation, otherwise none of the above would have allowed this to take place (happily for us fans, Conner, the team, and his family). West Point has NOT lowered its standards.

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