Former Ohio State long snapper Liam McCullough has found an NFL home, signing with the Las Vegas Raiders today during the undrafted free agency signing period. The Raiders selected Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette with the 19th pick in the draft, and already have former Buckeye defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins and former running back Rod Smith on the roster.
McCullough handled snapping duty for the Buckeyes for four seasons, redshirting as a freshman in 2015 before taking over the job in 2016. He snapped in all but one of Ohio State’s 55 games over his last four years, missing a road trip to Oklahoma in 2016 with an illness. Per Ohio State, McCullough launched 577 consecutive successful snaps during his time as a Buckeye.
As a senior, McCullough was recognized for his snapping, as he was named a finalist for the Patrick Mannelly Award, which goes to the top long snapper in the country. He was also a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
McCullough came to Ohio State by way of Worthington Kilbourne (Ohio) High School as just the second long snapper in school history to receive a scholarship offer out of high school, following Bryce Haynes. He was rated as a two-star prospect, the nation’s No. 1 LS by 247Sports and the No. 2,443 overall player.
His younger brother, Roen, is expected to take over the long snapping job in Columbus this fall.