Ohio State will suit up 14 college graduates for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
J.K. Dobbins second team; Parris Campbell and Isaiah Prince third team; 11 Buckeyes honored
Trio headlines a 14-honoree day for the Buckeyes; Offensive all-Big Ten honors announced Wednesday
Academic All-American Sam Hubbard leads six-year high for academic achievers
Honors and Awards:
2016: Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2015: Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2015 Season (Sophomore): Nuernberger battled for the kick scoring position with transfer student Jack Willoughy during fall camp, a competition that Willoughby won on the strength of consecutive 55-yard field goals during one of the key competition days ... Nuernberger regained the kick scoring duties prior to the 10th game of the season vs. Illinois ... he ended up finishing the year hitting three of his four field goal attempts with all three coming in the win over Michigan ... he also converted on all 17 of his extra point attempts to extend his streak to 106 consecutive extra points, breaking Drew Basil's record of 102 set between 2012-13.
2014 Season (Freshman): Nuernberger set 10 records, seven Ohio State and three Big Ten, as a true freshman place kicker for the College Football Playoff national champions ... his Big Ten marks were 128 points in a season, 89 extra points and 49 extra points in Big Ten play ... his school marks included his total points and extra point made figures, consecutive extra points (89), extra-point attempts & percentage (89 and 1.000, respectively), career extra point percentage, and extra points in a bowl game (six) ... had a long field goal of 49 yards at Penn State ... his field goal attempts included an 8-of-10 showing in field goals between 20-29 yards and a 5-of-10 effort from 40-49 yards ... his four multi-field goal games included makes from 22 and 21 yards in the win over No. 1 Alabama in the CFB playoff semifinal Sugar Bowl game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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.
SEAN NUERNBERGER'S KICKING STATS
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