'63 squad completed undefeated season as 14th ranked team in nation
Bob Finamore came to then Memphis State from Wayne, New Jersey in 1960 and before he graduated, played in one of the most dominating and feared offensive lines in the school's history. He lettered for three years as an offensive guard and saw extensive duty as a true freshman.
Entering the 1963 season, Finamore suffered a broken ankle and missed the Tigers' undefeated season. Many observers felt that Finamore was destined for All-America honors during his junior campaign. He returned to action for the 1964 season and worked as both an offensive and defensive player. He ended his career as one of Memphis State's best defensive nose guards.
During his career, Finamore teamed with such players as Harry Schuh, Bill Scott and Dick Quast, all National Football League standouts, to give MSU perhaps its best offensive line ever. Memphis State had an overall record of 30-7-1 during Finamore's years as a Tiger.