Ohio State’s starting long snapper is coming back for another year.
Bradley Robinson will be using a rare seventh year of collegiate eligibility to play for the Buckeyes in 2022.
Lots of people go to school for seven years -Tommy Callahan III pic.twitter.com/Ny9yaNVhYW— Bradley Robinson (@BRobinson_42) January 7, 2022
Robinson, who began his college football career in 2016 at Michigan State, transferred to Ohio State in 2017. He’s been the Buckeyes’ starting long snapper since 2020, when he took over for Liam McCullough, who had been Ohio State’s top long snapper for the previous four years.
He told reporters in November that he was given an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA because he had to sit out the 2017 season after transferring, while all players received an additional year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, giving Robinson a seventh year of eligibility since he also redshirted as a freshman at Michigan State.
Selected as a fourth-team All-American by Rubio Long Snapping in 2021, Robinson said in his announcement that he believes another year at Ohio State will further prepare him for the possibility of snapping in the NFL, while it will also give him an opportunity to complete his master’s degree and begin pursuing a PhD. Robinson received the Rose Bowl Scholar-Athlete Award last week in recognition of his academic achievements at Ohio State, where he has already earned two degrees in human nutrition and in human development and family sciences and is now working on earning a third degree in exercise science.
With Robinson announcing his return, Ohio State now knows it will at least two of its three primary specialists back next season. Jesse Mirco will be back for his second season as Ohio State’s punter in 2022. Kicker Noah Ruggles has not yet announced whether he will use his additional year of eligibility or enter the 2022 NFL draft.