Santi, a native of Nashville, Tenn., is a three-year starter for the Cavaliers who was named to the second-team All-ACC football team this past Monday. He is currently the third-leading receiver in Virginia history for a tight end, having made 94 career receptions for 1,168 yards and 6 touchdowns.
A member of the 2006 ACC All-Academic Football Team, he currently has a career 3.35 GPA in his major of Sociology. In addition to his academic achievements, Santi is the co-founder of a community service program called "Athletes Committed to Community and Education," which is designed to promote academic success, support character education and develop leadership qualities.
Unless we are missing something, he actually is a "student athlete."