Brings impressive speed to relays and sprints units ... led his 4x400-meter relay team to the Florida state title his junior and senior years ... Glades Central track team won the state title his junior year.
2004 (Sophomore): Won second team All-Big Ten honors ... recorded personal highs in receptions (55) and receiving yardage (769), both of which led team ... eight touchdown receptions to pace the team and top his career high of seven from a year ago ... top game was Marshall with a career-high 10 receptions for 224 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown pass from Justin Zwick ... his 224 receiving yards against Marshall is the second highest total in Ohio State history and the highest by an OSU player in Ohio Stadium ... also had 10 receptions at Northwestern for 99 yards and a touchdown ... caught a pass in 18 consecutive games and has 87 career receptions for 1,318 yards ... returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown at Northwestern and is on the kickoff return team ... closed out season with five catches, 47 yards and a touchdown in the Alamo Bowl win over Oklahoma State (33-7) ... has scored three touchdowns in the last two Michigan games - two last year and a 12-yard toss from Troy Smith this year that put Ohio State on top 34-14. 2003 (Redshirt Freshman): Averaged a team-best 17.2 yards per catch ... stepped into the starting lineup following Drew Carter's season-ending injury Oct. 25 at Indiana ... caught six passes for a then career-high 153 yards and two touchdowns against IU, including a 47-yard TD ... made his first start a week later at Penn State and caught five passes for a game-high 78 yards ... started the last five games of the season, during that span catching 23 passes for 344 yards and five touchdowns ... totaled career-high eight catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns at Michigan, including a sensational diving TD grab in the back of the end zone in the third quarter ... caught two more touchdown passes vs. Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, which tied the Ohio State record for TD catches in a bowl game ... finished the season with 32 receptions (third on team) for 549 yards (second on team) ... his seven touchdown receptions tied Michael Jenkins for the team lead and his 42 points scored ranked fourth on the squad ... returned seven punts for 30 yards with a long of 10 yards ... finished third on the team in all-purpose yardage with 578.
Three-year starter, helping Glades Central to state titles his sophomore and junior years and a 12-1 record his senior year ... had 33 receptions for 970 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... was the MVP of the Outback Steakhouse All-Star Game with five receptions for 121 yards and a TD ... also played in the California-Florida All-Star Game ... three-sport star, who also played basketball and ran track ... the track team won the state title his junior year and the basketball team was runner-up his senior season ... his 4x400 meter relay team won the state title his junior and senior years.
Born March 3, 1984 ... son of Santonio Holmes Sr. and Patricia Brown ... siblings are Kenneth (17), De'Vontae (12) and Ja'Ven (5) ... is a second cousin of Jacksonville Pro Bowl running back Fred Taylor ... also enjoys basketball (the athlete he most admires is Michael Jordan) ... favorite childhood memory is going fishing with his grandparents.