Victor Cruz Speaker Profile
Victor Cruz Biography
Salsa dancing Victor Cruz was born November 11, 1986 and is a wide receiver for the New York Giants. He was an undrafted free agent signed by the Giants in the offseason. He played college football at the University of Massachusetts.
Cruz's big NFL game was a Monday night pre-season game against the New York Jets on August 16, 2010 when Cruz helped the Giants win 31-16 by catching 6 passes for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns. He would finish the preseason leading the NFL with 297 receiving yards, tied for the preseason lead with 4 touchdown catches and ranked second overall with 15 catches, and was selected to the Giants' 53-man regular season roster. Cruz played in three games at the start of the season, without recording a catch before a hamstring injury placed him on injured reserve for the remainder of the year.
In Week 16, he tied the NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown catch against the New York Jets. His 89 yards after the catch on the play is the most by a receiver on a 99-yard reception. In the same game he also surpassed Amani Toomer as the record holder for the most single-season receiving yards by a Giant. Cruz was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the 2011 season.
In Week 17, in a do-or-die game against the Dallas Cowboys for the final playoff slot in the NFC, Cruz had 6 receptions for 178 yards, including the game's first score with a 74 yard touchdown catch, as well as a 4th quarter 44 yard catch on third and 7 that put the Giants in position to make a field goal that put the Giants up by two scores. The Giants added another touchdown, a 4-yard pass from Manning to Nicks, setting a record of 15 4th quarter TD passes in one season for Eli Manning and beat the Cowboys 31-14. Cruz finished the season with a single season franchise record 1,536 receiving yards on 82 receptions and 9 touchdowns. Cruz was named a Second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
Against San Francisco in the NFC title game, Cruz had 10 grabs for 142 yardsall in the first halfas the Giants edged the 49ers, 20-17, in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XLVI.
Cruz has celebrated nearly every touchdown with salsa dance. The New York Daily News even had a dance instructor write about his technique. Cruz's touchdown dance led to him receiving an offer to appear on Dancing with the Stars, which he turned down.
He recently launched a book called Out of the Blue and has been very busy with offseason appearances, autograph signings, speaking engagements and charity events.
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Posted on 14 February 2018 | 2:20 pm
Former New York Giant Victor Cruz was announced as the keynote speaker for this year’s Temple B’nai Abraham Annual Sports Breakfast on January 28th in Livingston. During his time on stage, he shared many memories of his experiences in his professional football career including being at the Super Bowl XLVI and playing with the New Read More
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