Dedicated Buckeye fan is nuts about his team - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Dedicated Buckeye fan is nuts about his team

Jon Peters, aka the Big Nut Jon Peters, aka the Big Nut
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Autopsy results released for 8-month-old

    Autopsy results released for 8-month-old

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-02-23 17:14:28 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The Lucas County Coroner's Office has released the autopsy results of Gabrielle Walker, an 8-month-old baby who allegedly died at the hands of her mother's boyfriend, Zachary Shadix.

    The Lucas County Coroner's Office has released the autopsy results of Gabrielle Walker, an 8-month-old baby who allegedly died at the hands of her mother's boyfriend, Zachary Shadix..

  • Police: Father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

    Police: Father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:09 AM EST2018-02-23 10:09:31 GMT
    Feb 23, 2018 05:09 AM2018-02-23 23:26:47 GMT
    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

  • Multiple crews battled structure fire Saturday in Defiance

    Multiple crews battled structure fire Saturday in Defiance

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:51 PM EST2018-02-24 18:51:07 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Upon arrival, fire was seen 10 feet through the roof at the northeast corner. Crews say they started an attack on that corner of the structure, while a secondary and backup hand lines were deployed.

    Upon arrival, fire was seen 10 feet through the roof at the northeast corner. Crews say they started an attack on that corner of the structure, while a secondary and backup hand lines were deployed.

FREMONT, OH (Toledo News Now) -

If you have ever been to a Buckeye game before, chances are you've heard of the Big Nut.

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.

"There is no other way of life. To me, this is life," Peters said.

The 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.

"What everyone else sees coming out is his support for the team," said his wife Terese.

What 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.

"Whatever 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."

"It's 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."

The Big Nut has become a celebrity himself, but he's never lost sight of what matters most.

"God, family and Buckeyes," he said. "That's the way it should be."

And that's the way it will always be for the Big Nut.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland SportsSportsMore>>

  • Hoops scores for 2/24

    Hoops scores for 2/24

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:23 PM EST2018-02-25 04:23:58 GMT

    College Basketball takes the stage in the NCAA finale for the OVC and MVC.

    College Basketball takes the stage in the NCAA finale for the OVC and MVC.

  • Kentucky finds no eligibility issues or rules violations

    Kentucky finds no eligibility issues or rules violations

    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:09 PM EST2018-02-24 19:09:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Kentucky says it has found no eligibility issues or rules violations with current players and staff after a report listed Wildcats freshman Kevin Knox among several players having had a meal or contact with a...

    Kentucky says it has found no eligibility issues or rules violations with current players and staff after a report listed Wildcats freshman Kevin Knox among several players having had a meal or contact with a former agent.

  • Basketball scoreboard 2/22

    Basketball scoreboard 2/22

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:37 PM EST2018-02-23 04:37:22 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Here are the scheduled college and high school games for 2/22. 

    Here are the scheduled college and high school games for 2/22. 

Powered by Frankly