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Reports: Cullen Finnerty passes away

Cullen Finnerty

FILE - In this May 29, 2008 file photo, Denver Broncos backup quarterback Cullen Finnerty stretches at the team’s headquarters in Denver. Authorities are searching for Cullen Finnerty, a quarterback who led Grand Valley State to three Division II national football championships, after he failed to return from fishing near his northern Michigan cabin. The Lake County, Mich., sheriff’s department says the search continued Monday evening, May 27, 2013 for the 30-year-old Finnerty, who didn’t return Sunday night, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


Cullen Finnerty, a quarterback who had stints with the Ravens and Broncos, has been found dead after going missing on Sunday while fishing in Michigan, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday night.

WZZM-TV, WOOD-TV and all reported Finnerty’s passing. According to reports, he was found under a tree not far from where his boat was discovered at the Bray Creek State Forest Campground in Webber Township.

According to WOOD-TV and, the cause of death does not appear to be connected to foul play. According to multiple reports, Finnerty indicated to family he was in some distress in a phone call on Sunday night.

Finnerty, 30, starred at quarterback at Grand Valley State, posting a 51-4 record as a starter and helping the program to three national championships. He was a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy in 2006, which is awarded to the most outstanding player in Division II.

Finnerty was active for two games for Baltimore in 2007 but did not play. He was with Denver for part of the 2008 offseason.