COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two current members of the Ohio State football team – kicker Sean Nuernberger and defensive end Jashon Cornell – are among the 29 current and former Buckeye student-athletes who earned their degrees Sunday during the university’s summer commencement at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.
Nuernberger is a fifth-year senior from Buckner, Ky., who double majored in computer science and information science. He enters the 2018 campaign the holder of 13 kicking records, including Big Ten records for kicking points in a season (128 in 2014), extra points in a season (89 in 2014) and consecutive extra points (177).
Nuernberger is on pace to set the Ohio State school record for career points by a kicker (he has 276 and the record is 356 held by Mike Nugent) and the NCAA record for consecutive extra points (233 by Alex Trlica of Texas Tech).
Cornell is a fourth-year junior from St. Paul, Minn., and majored in family resource management. Cornell has played in 19 games for the Buckeyes and has recorded 18 tackles, five tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks. He played in all 14 games last season for the Big Ten and Cotton Bowl champion Buckeyes.
Former football players who also graduated Sunday include Kyle Berger (exercise science), Chris Carter (communication), Jordan Leasure (sport industry), Robert Rose (African-American and African studies) and Curtis Terry (African-American and African studies. Carter (2012-13-14), Rose (2006-07-08-09) and Terry (2004-05-06-08) were OSU Varsity O letterwinners.