Victor Cruz Bio, Net Worth, Career, Age, Height and More?

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Victor Cruz is a former American football wide receiver who played for the New York Giants and Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He is best known for his time with the Giants, where he became one of the team's most productive and popular players during his seven-year tenure.

Early Life and Career

Victor Cruz was born on November 11, 1986 in Paterson, New Jersey. He attended Paterson Catholic High School, where he played football, basketball, and track. After graduating, he attended the University of Massachusetts, where he played college football for the Minutemen. He finished his college career with 131 receptions for 1,972 yards and 12 touchdowns.

NFL Career with the New York Giants

After going undrafted in 2010, Cruz signed with the New York Giants as a free agent. He quickly made an impact, earning a spot on the team's active roster and playing in all 16 games during his rookie season. In 2011, he had a breakout season, catching 82 passes for 1,536 yards and 9 touchdowns, earning him a Pro Bowl selection and a spot on the NFL All-Pro team.

Cruz's success continued in 2012, when he caught 86 passes for 1,092 yards and 10 touchdowns. He helped lead the Giants to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, catching a touchdown pass in the game. He was also named the Super Bowl XLVI MVP.

Throughout his career with the Giants, Cruz was known for his signature salsa dance celebration, which he would perform after scoring a touchdown. He became one of the team's most popular players, and his jersey was one of the top-selling in the NFL.

Later Career and Retirement

After seven seasons with the Giants, Cruz signed with the Chicago Bears in 2017. However, his time with the Bears was plagued by injuries, and he was released after just one season. He later signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, but was released before the start of the 2018 season.

After failing to catch on with another team, Cruz announced his retirement from the NFL on August 21, 2018.

Personal Life

Victor Cruz is the son of Michael Walker and Blanca Cruz. He has a brother named Michael and a sister named Ryann. He has a son named Kennedy. He is engaged to Elaina Watley.

Height and Net Worth

Victor Cruz is 6 feet tall and weighs 204 pounds. His net worth is estimated to be around $15 million.

References

  1. https://www.giants.com/news/victor-cruz-retires
  2. https://www.nfl.com/players/victor-cruz/
  3. https://www.businessinsider.com/victor-cruz-net-worth-2018-8

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