After a prolific career with the Toledo Rockets, Dequan Finn is off to the Transfer Portal.
The news was first reported by the Toledo Blade’s Kyle Rowland.
Finn is the latest quarterback from the MAC to hop into the portal, following a litany of departures from the conference, including Aveon Smith (Miami), Jase Bauer (Central Michigan), Austin Smith (Eastern Michigan), Brady Hunt (Ball State), Dijon Jennings and Ryan Jankowski (Akron), Michael Alaimo and Justin Holmes (Kent State), and Treyson Bourguet, Jack Salopek and Stone Hollenbach (Western Michigan.)
Additionally, he joins three former Rockets currently in the Portal in Nick Turner (safety), Micah Kelly (running back), and Vinny Sciury (three-time All-MAC guard).
In his time at Toledo, Finn was among the best in the MAC ever since taking his first full-time snaps in 2020. In his first full year of action, Finn threw for 2,067 yards and 18 touchdowns while completing 57.6 percent of his passes. He added 501 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground as well.
In 2022, Finn backed up his breakout performance with another solid performance, albeit marred by injury. In total, he threw for 2,269 yards and 23 touchdowns on 59.8 percent passing. On the ground, he added 632 yards and nine scores. He led his team to an 8-4 mark, including a MAC Football Championship and a Boca Raton Bowl win over Liberty.
This past campaign was Finn’s best. In 13 games, he accounted for 2,657 yards and 22 touchdowns off of 63.4 percent passing. On the ground, Finn amassed 563 yards and seven touchdowns.
In total, Finn’s 7,079 passing yards end up as fifth most in Toledo history and his 1,837 yards and 25 touchdowns on the ground are the most in program history by a full-time quarterback.
Finn leaves the Rockets as a second-team All-MAC selection in 2022 and a first-team All-MAC and MAC Most Valuable Player selection this past season.
Finn, a Detroit, Michigan native who played his high school ball at football powerhouse Detroit’s Martin Luther King HS, is expected to have a number of Power Five suitors.
With Finn expected to depart the team in wake of his announcement, backup QB Tucker Gleason is likely set to take command of the Toledo offense when they face Wyoming in the Arizona Bowl on December 30th.