COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the national awards season continues, a Buckeye longsnapper added honors to their resume recently. Liam McCullough, a senior from Worthington who has already graduated with a degree in finance, is a finalist for the Patrick Mannelly Award.
McCullough is one of three finalists for Mannelly Award, which honors the nation’s top long snapper. John Shannon of Notre Dame and Steven Wirtel of Iowa State are the other two. It is named after Patrick Mannelly, who was a longsnapper at Duke University and had a 16-year NFL career with the Chicago Bears. McCullough has played in 52 of Ohio State’s 53 games over the past four years with 558 consecutive “good” snaps on field goals, punts and extra points. The Buckeyes are 48-5 in that span and seeking a third consecutive Big Ten title on Saturday evening vs. Wisconsin.
An excellent student as well, McCullough is a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.