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Erik Finklea

Bash_RiprockBash_Riprock Wealthy Alum
I noticed in the most recent issue of the Miamian that former Redhawk RB/LB Erik Finklea '13 passed away. He was a member of Haywood's first recruiting class out of Woodward High School in Cincinnati. He redshirted his first year, played three seasons, graduated, and played his fourth year at Indiana University (PA) as a grad transfer. I remember him scoring Miami's only TD in the 2011 season opening loss at Missouri (17-6). I found his obit on line but no cause of death was mentioned.

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  • NescacdadNescacdad Wealthy Alum
    Sad information.
  • gavin00gavin00 Summer Orientee

    I noticed in the most recent issue of the Miamian that former Redhawk RB/LB Erik Finklea '13 passed away. He was a member of Haywood's first recruiting class out of Woodward High School in Cincinnati. He redshirted his first year, played three seasons, graduated, and played his fourth year at Indiana University (PA) as a grad transfer. I remember him scoring Miami's only TD in the 2011 season opening loss at Missouri (17-6). I found his obit on line but no cause of death was mentioned.


    I grew up in Cincinnati and went to Quebec Heights Elementary with Erik for 3 years. Later on, I found out that he was a top running back prospect in Cincinnati and going to Miami to play football. I just recently decided to do a random google search on his name and found out that he died. What a shame, he was a great guy who was doing well and was teaching young kids. Did anyone ever find out the cause of death.

    DICK
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