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Santiago Herrera was is a Dillon Panther taken in by Buddy Garrity and encouraged to play football. Lyla Garrity first met him in juvenile detention where she led a Christian discussion group.

Once he was released she helped him find a job at Buddy's car dealership, where he quickly proved to be hardworking and athletic. To ensure he met all academic requirements, Buddy invited Santiago to live in his house and the two bonded.

Santiago left the show after season 2 without explanation, although it's believed his storyline was abandoned due to the writer's strike.