Holmes signs autographs at Ohio Union
Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012 00:06
A Super Bowl MVP and former Buckeye football star met students for an autograph session on campus.
Santonio Holmes, the former Ohio State wide receiver, signed autographs at the Ohio Union for students and fans Tuesday night.
Holmes, the Super Bowl XLIII MVP, spent two hours signing autographs for his fans in the Archie Griffin Ballroom.
Jessica Kachovec, a first-year from Cincinnati, attended one game every year growing up and remembers seeing Holmes play in the Horseshoe.
"He's an amazing player," Kachovec said. "The only reason I watch Pittsburgh is because he plays for them."
Holmes, who played for the Buckeyes from 2002 to 2005, now plays wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"He was the man," said Scott Diamond, a third-year from Cleveland, about Holmes' days as a Buckeye. "He's definitely one of the best NFL players Ohio State has ever produced."
Sean Sirianni, a fourth-year and Pittsburgh native who was excited when the Steelers drafted Holmes, was looking forward to meeting him because of the OSU-Pittsburgh connection they share.
Holmes was recently accused of throwing a glass of liquor at a woman in a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. that caused a laceration.
Despite the incident, he was welcomed with great support at the OSU event.
"I really hope it all turns out OK," Diamond said. "I hope he plays well and people hopefully forget the off-field issues when he's done playing."