Ohio State Overview: Liam McCullough enters his third season as Ohio State’s long snapper and has handled all snaps flawlessly in 26 of the 27 games over the last two seasons … missed the 2016 Oklahoma game because of illness, but otherwise McCullough has honed in on 132 “good” snaps in 2016 and another 143 successful snaps in 2017 for a total of 275 consecutive “pearls,” to quote McCullough … has high games of 13 snaps three times, most recently vs. Indiana in the 2017 season opener … his fewest snaps in a game is eight, five times, and most recently at Iowa in 2017 … a two-year Varsity O letter winner, McCullough is also outstanding in the classroom, having been named an OSU Scholar-Athlete twice and an Academic all-Big Ten honoree twice … this past summer he was also named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for a second time for having an academic year grade point average of over 3.70 … he is majoring in business … he completed an internship in the summer of 2017 with Goldman Sachs in New York City.
Honors and Awards
2017: Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2016: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
More on Liam: McCullough is only the second long snapper in Ohio State annals to earn a scholarship offer out of high school; the first being Bryce Haynes, who graduated in 2016 and is in medical school … McCullough had scholarship offers from two other Big Ten schools and one in the SEC … he was rated as the No. 1 long snapper in the country by 247Sports and No. 2 by the Rubio long snapping service … was called “dominant” by Rubio and “snaps with great power and accuracy” … was Kilbourne’s long snapper four seasons, and he has been a long snapper since the fifth grade … helped coach Vince Trombetti’s Wolves to an 8-4 record in 2014 and to the second round of the Ohio state playoffs … was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America game … talents also include teaching himself how to play the piano and trombone … he is the son of Michelle and Mike McCullough … younger brother, Roen, is a true freshman snapper on the team.