Santonio Holmes Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Childhood And Early Life
American football player Santonio Holmes was born in Belle Glade, Florida on the 3 March 1984 to a single mother in a poor neighborhood which had problems with crime at the time he was growing up. His parents are Patricia Brown and Santonio Holmes, and he has three children, two girls, and a boy.
Santonio Holmes was a student at Glades Central High School in Florida where his talent at sport was recognized. He played basketball, football and was also a track athlete. After graduating from high school, he was then accepted into Ohio State University.
Rise To Fame
During his time at Ohio State University, Holmes played for the Buckeyes when they won the 2002 National Championship. He turned professional In 2006 when the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up seven spots in the NFL draft to pick him.
He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2006 through to 2010 before joining the New York Jets. In 2010 he was part of the team which reached the AFC title game which lost to his former team the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Super Bowl XLIII Santonio Holmes made what has been since regarded as one of the most brilliant Super Bowl passes in the history of the game.
In 2017 Santonio Holmes briefly returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers when he officially retired from the game.
Awards And Achievements
Santonio Holmes was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIII after he caught nine passes and a winning touchdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers.