One of only three Lobos to have his football jersey number (No. 42) retired, Bobby Santiago led UNM to the 1961 Aviation Bowl championship when he garnered MVP honors.
As a senior in 1962, he was a third team All-American by United Press International while leading the Lobos to the first Western Athletic Conference championship. He broke nearly all of Don Perkins' school rushing marks, including a school-record 91-yard touchdown run against Colorado State in 1962.
Santiago finished his career with 1,937 career rushing yards, 20 TDs and 3,112 all-purpose yards.
Santiago spent countless hours helping the youth of the state of New Mexico. He served on the Governor's Committee for Physical Fitness and on the Albuquerque Public School Board.