Top 25 Buckeyes of the Decade: #4 Santonio Holmes

Written August 19th, 2010 by Jim

The Buckeye Battle Cry will be counting down the Top 25 players of the past decade all spring/summer.  Every Monday and Thursday, Jim will be announcing a new player.  Our #1 player will be presented on Monday, August 30th.  Three days later, the 2010 season officially begins.  To view the previous entries in our Top 25, click here.

Santonio Holmes (2004-2005)

Santonio Holmes was the complete package at receiver for the Buckeyes. He ran phenomenal routes that allowed him to consistently break free from even the best DBs. With the addition of  game breaking speed, Holmes cemented himself as one of the top receiving threats in the country throughout his career with the Buckeyes.

I personally think 4th is a bit high in this countdown, but since Santonio was a combination of Anthony Gonzalez’s route running and Ted Ginn’s speed, I will go ahead and view this ranking as a nod to the most talented receiving trio in Ohio State history.

On his own, in the record books and on the field, Santonio Holmes finds himself near the top of the storied receiving tradition at Ohio State. Read More