- Scott Kuhnhein
- United States
- Fort Thomas, KY
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Post-OSU Update: Scott Kuhnhein graduated from Ohio State with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Economics. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cincinnati. Since leaving school, Kuhnhein has worked in engineering roles for several companies, including G.E. and Toyota. (updated: Sep. 2022)
Major: Economics (2002), Undeclared (1998-00)
Jersey #: 70 (2000-02), 76 (1999), 70 (1998)
Weight: 285 (1998-02)
2002 Media Guide: Scott Kuhnhein moves from right to left guard this fall as a backup to Adrien Clarke …also will serve as the backup center on field goal and extra point attempts … has lettered the past two years … played behind Bryce Bishop on the right side last year … was the backup to Tam Hopkins, also on the right side, in 2000 … sound from a technique standpoint … has seen
only limited playing time, but worked hard in the spring, especially with the special teams, in an effort to earn more time on the field.
2001 Season: Earned his second varsity letter …only game appearance of the year was against Purdue.
2001 Media Guide: Scott Kuhnhein is a reserve offensive lineman … will play on the left side behind Alex Stepanovich and will battle for playing time at the No. 2 spot … has been used at both guard and center throughout his career at Ohio State … is an intelligent football player who makes few mistakes … has improved from a technique standpoint … was highly sought after coming out of high school … named to the 2000 Big Ten All-Academic Team.
2000 Season: Was the backup to Tam Hopkins at right guard … saw limited action behind Hopkins who had his best year.
2000 Media Guide: Scott Kuhnhein just doesn’t make many mistakes – whether it be on the football field or in the classroom. The big Kentucky native has soaked up offensive lineman trade secrets from All-Big Ten guard Ben Gilbert the past two seasons and worked his way onto the two-deep for the first time this spring. He’ll be worked at both guard and center this year and is a big part of the future of the trenches at Ohio State. “Scott is really an intelligent football player,” George Belu, offensive line coach, said. “He’ll have very few missed assignments. I think he’ll improve by working on technique and adding strength.”
1999 Media Guide: Scott Kuhnhein spent the 1998 season working hard at learning the responsibilities of playing offensive guard. He also worked hard at improving his strength. He backed up all-Big Ten guard Ben Gilbert at left guard the entire season but did not play and was redshirted. “We were very pleased with Scott’s progress his first year and think he has a bright future at Ohio State,” offensive line coach Mike Jacobs said. Away from the football field, Kuhnhein is a model student and earned his first OSU Scholar-Athlete award.
High School: Received high school All-American honors by numerous publications … widely considered the best offensive lineman in Kentucky as a senior … named all-state as a junior and senior by the Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal, and he was also named the Class AAA lineman of the year … Highlands was 15-0 and state champions his junior year … a two year starter along both the offensive and defensive lines … four-year track letterman …the son of Sandy and Jack Kuhnhein … born Aug. 11, 1979.