Ohio State Buckeyes Football Feature: Veteran QB Kyle McCord talks to media about being in the 2023 QB battld

By Danielle Daniels

Kyle McCord rolls out (photo by Bob Montgomery)

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The Kyle McCord File



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    Mt. Laurel, N.J.
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    St. Joseph’s (Pa.) Prep
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Ohio State Overview
• Kyle enters his third season with the Buckeyes in 2023 as the most experienced quarterback on the roster
• He is a true junior with two seasons of eligibility remaining
• Has played in 12 games the past two seasons with a start in 2021 vs. Akron
• Has a career completion percentage of 70.6 pct. and has thrown for 606 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions
in his second season with the program and has three seasons of eligibility
• Played in seven games in 2022 after earning his first varsity letter in 2021 as a true freshman, playing in five games
• Completed 13 of 18 passing attempts for 319 yards and two touchdowns in his start vs. Akron, a 59-7 win
• His long pass was an 85-yard catch-and-run connection with Emeka Egbuka, also coming against the Zips
• That 85-yard pass play was the third-longest pass in school history and the sixth-longest play from scrimmage
• He threw a 72-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Ballard against Toledo in 2022
• McCord and RB TreVeyon Henderson both started the 2021 game vs. Akron, marking the first time in school history that true freshmen started at QB and RB in the same game
• Is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic all-Big Ten honoree who is majoring in communications

Honors & Awards
2022: OSU Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten Conference
2021: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Kyle
• A member of Ohio State’s 2021 recruiting class and enrolled in classes in January of 2021
• Is from Mt. Laurel, N.J., located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, and attended St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia
• High school teammate of Marvin Harrison Jr.
• Was the nation’s No. 25-ranked player regardless of position and the No. 3 quarterback
• A five-star prospect according to 247Sports
• Helped St. Joseph’s Prep win its third consecutive state championship last fall
• Threw six touchdowns in the 6A semifinal and then followed that up with a 21-for-28, 336-yard performance with four TDs in the title game vs. Central York
• Set city and league records for career passing yards (6,887) and touchdown passes (88)
• Member of the 2020 Pennsylvania MaxPreps All-State team
• Passed for 2,399 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior before an injury sidelined him for the final four games of the season
• Won the starting job at St. Joseph’s as a sophomore and had 2,883 yards with 38 touchdowns while completing 66.5 percent of his passes
• Is the son of Stacy and Derek McCord
• His father played quarterback at Rutgers from 1988-92