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you have ever been to a Buckeye game before, chances are you've heard of the
Big Nut is actually 52-year-old Fremont native Jon Peters. When it comes to his
passion for the Buckeyes, what you see is what you get.
is no other way of life. To me, this is life," Peters said.
origin of the Big Nut goes back to 1995, when he won a contest at a local
fundraiser. Since then, his persona has taken off.
everyone else sees coming out is his support for the team," said his wife
they don't see, however, is what goes on behind the scenes. Every Saturday Jon
and his wife go through the same routine: two hours in the makeup chair just to
get his face game-ready.
it takes to put a smile on someone's face," he said. "The face never changes.
The scarlet and gray is always the half-and-half look, with the Buckeye leaf on
one side, with five leaves. On the gray side would be the Block O."
crazy," Terese said of their time at the games. "Sometimes we have to say to
people, ‘We just want to watch the game,' because people like to get their
pictures taken with him, people like to talk to him. Just standing back and
watching is a lot of fun."
Big Nut has become a celebrity himself, but he's never lost sight of what
family and Buckeyes," he said. "That's the way it should be."
that's the way it will always be for the Big Nut.