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Liam McCullough

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Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 237
  • Hometown Columbus, Ohio
  • Last School Worthington Kilbourne
  • Year Graduate

Ohio State Overview
• Graduated in May 2019 with his degree in finance
• Handled all snaps flawlessly in 54 of 55 games from 2016 through 2019
• Missed the 2016 Oklahoma game because of illness, but otherwise McCullough honed in on 132 “good” snaps in 2016, another 143 successful snaps in 2017, 156 in 2018 and 146 more in 2019 for a total of 577 consecutive “pearls,” to quote McCullough
• Was a finalist for the Patrick Mannelly Award as a senior in 2019, which goes annually to the top long snapper in the country
• Had 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 three-year Varsity O letter winner, McCullough is also outstanding in the classroom, having been named an OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic all-Big Ten honoree four times
• Completed an internship in the summer of 2017 with Goldman Sachs in New York City.

Honors and Awards
2020: Hampshire Honor Society
2019:
 Academic All-Big Ten and graduated from Ohio State in May of 2019 with his degree in finance
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten
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”
• 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
• Is the son of Michelle and Mike McCullough
• Younger brother, Roen, is also a long snapper for the Buckeyes