Leon Bender graduated from Santana High School in 1993. He then went on to Washington State on a scholarship to continue playing football in college. From there he was drafted first pick in the second round by the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, Leon never played in the NFL because he passed away unexpectedly before his dream came true. Leon was someone who was loved by all and naming Santana's football field after Leon would be a great way to honor his legacy in our community!