Cullen Finnerty, one of the winningest quarterbacks in college football history, has been missing for days and members of his family are fearing the worst. A Michigan law enforcement official says family members believe he may have suffered “a mental episode.”
Finnerty led Grand Valley State to three Division II national titles and racked up more than 50 wins during his four years as a starter at the school. He went missing on Sunday while fishing on the Baldwin River near where his family owns a cottage.
Finnerty, who is now 30, last talked with family members on Sunday night. During that phone call a family member claims the former quarterback seemed nervous about something and that he might have been having “some kind of mental episode — that he was either afraid or something and ran off into the woods.”
Lake County Sheriff Robert Hilts and other authorities tracked Finnerty’s cellphone until it went dead. They found a small boat Finnerty was using to fish but saw no trace of th...