Published on January 25, 2016 by Joey Mullins  
Courtland Finnegan

Former Samford University football star Cortland Finnegan reached Super Bowl 50 with the Carolina Panthers following the team’s 49-15 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Finnegan, who played for the Bulldogs from 2002 to 2005, was one of three former Bulldogs in the NFL playoffs.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.