UB lost the game last night, but more than that they lost Evan Finegan who’s leg was broken on a PSU punt block attempt. Finegan broke both his fibula and had to undergo surgery to repair the damage.
I ask you to keep me in your prayers as I receive surgery on my broken fibula and tibia today. The medical staff from Penn State and UB have done an incredible job taking care of me. I am fortunate to be in such great hands.— Evan Finegan (@efinegan40) September 8, 2019
Finegan was recently added to the watch list for the Ray Guy Award, which is given annually to the best punter in college football.
Last year, in his freshman season, Evan averaged 41.8 yards per punt. Breaking the UB single-season school record for punt average. Of his 52 punts on the season, 10 were downed inside the 20-yard line.
The Surgery was successful and the doctors believe he will recover completely. He should be back to school tomorrow and will need to heal up and rehab for a good long time but expect to see him back out there winning the job next spring.
In the meantime Kyle Vantrease, UB’s backup quarterback, is taking over as Punter. In High School Vantrease also punted his senior season putting up an average of 38.5 yards and dropping 5 of 21 punts inside the 20.