On Thursday morning, it was reported that Ohio State backup long snapper Roen McCullough is no longer with the program. Just a few moments ago, McCullough revealed why he’s leaving the Buckeyes.
McCullough has decided to medically retire from football because of a heart condition he was diagnosed with last year and a shoulder injury he recently suffered. He explained his whole situation in a lengthy post on Twitter.
“I’ve decided to medically retire from playing football,” McCullough announced on Twitter. “After being diagnosed with a heart condition in late 2020, I was able to be cleared in time to play linebacker in our spring game.
“This summer, I busted ass to get my weight and strength up for this new position, while working a job throughout the week and weekends. Unfortunately, I tore my shoulder up pretty bad during one of my shifts – requiring surgery.”
Even though this is a really unfortunate situation for McCullough, he remains upbeat about his future.
“It’s been a long, hard process but necessary in the long run,” McCullough wrote. “Putting this situation in God’s hands and trusting that his plans far supersede any I have made for myself.”
— Roen McCullough (@roenmccullough) August 19, 2021
McCullough joined the Buckeyes as a walk-on in 2018. He was expected to be the backup long snapper this season since Bradley Robinson remains on the roster.
While this is obviously a sad day for McCullough, the amount of support he’s receiving from the Ohio State community should help him get through this tough time.
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