Sean Nuernberger


Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 228
  • Hometown Buckner, Ky.
  • Last School Oldham Co.
  • Year Senior

Ohio State Overview: Sean Nuernberger was a record-setting kicker, an excellent student-athlete and a fine representative of the football program during his five seasons with the Buckeyes … he holds 17 kicking records; 13 Ohio State records and four Big Ten Conference records for kicking points in a season (128 in 2014), extra points in a season (89 in 2014), extra points in Big Ten play for a season (52 in 2017) and consecutive extra points for a career (216) … his Ohio State records include those four Big Ten marks plus extra points made in a game (11 vs. Oregon State in 2018) and career (216); extra points attempted for a game (11 vs. Oregon State in 2018), season (89 in 2014) and career (216); extra point percentage for a season and career (1.000); consecutive extra points made (216); and extra points in a bowl game (six vs. Oregon in the CFP national championship game) … Nuernberger ranks third at Ohio State for kicking points in a career (324) and fourth all-time in points scored … he handled all kicking responsibilities for the 2014 national championship season, shared kicking duties in 2015, red-shirted the 2016 season, handled all placements for the 2017 season and then kicked in six games as a senior in 2018 before an injury sidelined him … he was 36 of 50 for his career in field goals with 11 multi-field goal games, including two in the CFP semifinal win over No. 1 Alabama, and a long of 49 vs. Penn State in 2014 … a four-time Varsity O letterwinner, Nuernberger is a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a four-time Academic all-Big Ten honoree … he graduated from Ohio State with a double major in computer science and economics.

More on Sean: Sean Nuernberger was one of six from his recruiting class who enrolled at Ohio State in January 2014 … he was rated among the Top 10 kicking prospects nationally by all the recruiting services … a two-time Kentucky first-team all-state kicker as chosen by the Louisville Courier-Journal, Nuernberger connected on 13 of 20 field goal tries, 21 of 23 extra points and he averaged 42.3 yards per punt as a senior for coach Matt Brown … five of his “missed” field goals were the result of blocked kicks … he connected on an Oldham County school-record 57-yard field goal vs. Louisville Ballard … made seven of 12 field goals with a long of 46 yards and 29 of 32 extra points as a junior … is the son of Michelle and Kia Nuernberger … father played basketball for Germany in the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games after a standout career at Southern Illinois … led the Salukis in assists and free throw percentage for three years (1986-89) and was first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference in 1989 after leading the Salukis in scoring (16.4 ppg) and to a 25-win season.