Your Daily Local and D9and10Sports are highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall. Player profiles for the week of July 10 are powered by Showcase Homes. To nominate an athlete, send us a message.
Christian Santiago – Senior – McDowell
Sports Played: Football and Track and Field
Parents Names: Richard Lunger and Yaritza Santiago
Siblings: Ian Lunger (13)
Social Media Handles: Twitter: ChrisS1044; Instagram: Chris.Santiago_86
2021-22 Highlights: Scored17 total touchdowns in football, D-10 champion for Javelin, and top 50 in the state.
College Athletics plan if applicable: I plan on playing at the next level.
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: Football was the first sport I played and I played it because my cousin played it. At first, I didn’t like it but once we won games and I got better, I loved the game.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: The support I get from my coaches, friends, and family.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: Hanging out with friends.
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: Tom Brady and I would ask him how to be successful and the most important thing to being an athlete.
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: Football is my favorite sport and I don’t think anything needs to be changed to it.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: Grandma’s Spanish rice.
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: Anywhere warm and tropical.
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?
A: I think you nailed all the questions!