The team may have reached the end of its season on Saturday, losing to Austin's Lake Travis in the state championship quarterfinals, but they remained in good spirits and decided to do a good deed.
Diego, an 8th grade student, invited eight of his "friends" over to his house to bake cookies and chill on Sunday. But according to KSAT, he told his mom none of his friends were coming.
Diego's older sister Marissa, a junior at O'Connor, was out of town with the soccer team but tweeted her feelings about her brother's friends not showing up.
my little brother invited 8 "friends" over for his birthday and none of them showed up... he is a really big OC football fan and i know he would love if anyone on the team would eat lunch with him it would make his birthday unforgettable!! pic.twitter.com/fF2lujgnM5— Mari (@marissah099) December 11, 2017
But it wasn't just the football players that made Diego's birthday better. Their families as well as other athletes and students from O'Connor, Clark and Taft high schools showed up for the birthday bash.
Diego's family kept the surprise party a secret, making the whole thing even more exciting. His parents told him they were going to eat, and ended up blindfolding him so he could truly be surprised when he walked into the restaurant.
As for Diego? He said it was his best birthday.