Get to know Santonio Holmes
In just one season with the Jets, Santonio Holmes proved to be a clutch receiver who can win games in their final moments. Holmes will be wearing green for the next five years after he agreed to a new deal with the Jets, according to league sources. Get to know the star wide receiver a little better with these fun facts.
Compiled by Matt Saur
Holmes has been arrested three times since 2006; once for assault, once for disorderly conduct and once for possession of marijuana.
In his first season with the Jets, Holmes created the nickname “The Flight Boys” for the receiving corps of Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery and himself.
Holmes isn’t the only member of his extended family in the NFL. His cousin is former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor.
Despite getting dealt from the Steelers, Holmes still ranks Heinz Field as his favorite stadium to play in.
While at Ohio State, Holmes became the first offensive player to win the Jack Tatum Award for best hit. Jim Tressel created the award in 2001, giving it to the player that made the best defensive hit each week.
A trip to Ghana prior to 2010 gave Holmes a new perspective on life. He said that he saw poverty, a lack of food and water, and crime during his visit to the African nation.
Holmes has been a part of several Twitter controversies. He once told a fan to “kill urself,” and also referenced it being time to “wake and bake.” His handle is @Santonio10.