Steve Breaston vs. Santonio Holmes: The Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry In The SB

Bennett KaplanCorrespondent IJanuary 27, 2009

With two talented offenses taking the field, the long-running Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is renewed once again.

Steve Breaston and Santonio Holmes, out of Michigan and Ohio State respectively, will both be lining up at wide receiver come Super Sunday.  Breaston will line up for the Arizona Cardinals, and Holmes will line up for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Breaston, a 2007 graduate, totaled 1,252 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in his Michigan career. Holmes, a 2006 graduate, totaled 1,746 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns in his Ohio State tenure.

Both players are similar. They recorded similar statistics in 2008—Holmes had 55 receptions for 820 yards and five touchdowns, while Breaston had 77 receptions for 1,000 yards and three touchdowns. Both players return kicks, and have similar kick returning stats.   Each has one regular season return touchdown.

While both are not their teams' top options, look for both to make a difference on Sunday.