4 Santonio Holmes

Santonio Holmes Ohio State
Santonio Holmes
United States
Belle Glade, FL
High School
Glades Central
Current Team
Ohio State
2002, 2003

Major: Undeclared (2002-03)

Jersey #: 4 (2003), 17 (2002)

Weight:183 (2003), 170 (2002)

2003 Media Guide: Santonio Holmes gave the 57,200 fans on hand at the spring game a preview of things to come by totaling 200 all-purpose yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns – one on an electrifying 79-yard punt return and the other on a 23-yard pass reception … is quick and elusive and gives the Buckeyes yet another game-breaker to add to their offensive arsenal … heads into fall as the backup to Chris Gamble at flanker … his emergence will allow the Buckeyes to rest Gamble on offense from time to time without missing a beat in terms of putting a legitimate offensive weapon on the field … can run away from defenders and turn a short completion into a big gainer … like teammate Roy Hall was redshirted last year but was very impressive as a member of the scout team and had the coaches buzzing with excitement about things to come … four receptions for 65 yards and five kick returns for another 135 in the spring game did nothing to discourage that enthusiasm … will probably back up Gamble on punt returns … one of those players who is a threat to go all the way anytime he touches the ball.

2002: Redshirted.

2002 Media Guide: Helped lead his high school team to a 12-1 record as a senior, snaring 33 receptions for 970 yards and 10 touchdowns … averaged 29.3 yards per catch as a senior … really got everyone’s attention in the Outback Steakhouse All-Star Game, hauling in six catches for 121 yards and a TD and leading his team to a convincing 19-3 victory … was the MVP of that game …Rivals.com ranks him 38th nationally … burner, who was a member of the state championship 4×100 relay team as a junior … A somewhat late, but important commitment to the OSU fold … parents are Santonio Holmes and Patricia Brown … high school coach – Willie Bueno … born March 3, 1984.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostPRPR YdsPR TD
2003Ohio State1241-10NA325497470NANA7300