|Celebrated Name:||Victor Cruz|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Victor Michael Cruz|
|Age:||34 years old|
|Birth Date:||11 November 1986|
|Birth Place:||Paterson, New Jersey, United States|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Kennedy Cruz)|
|Dating/Girlfriend (Name):||Yes (Elaina Watley m. 2003; div. 2014), Karrueche Tran (m. 2017)|
|Is Victor Cruz Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||American football wide receiver, Analyst|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2021|
Victor Cruz is a retired American football wide receiver who is from in Paterson, New Jersey. A standout high school athlete, Cruz was a principal performer for the University of Massachusetts. In 2010, after going undrafted, Cruz signed with the New York Giants. That following season, Cruz had a breakout year as he created a club record for receiving yards and led the franchise to a Super Bowl victory.
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Early Life & Biography
Victor was born on November 11, 1986, in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. The son of Michael Walker, an African-American firefighter, his mother Blanca Cruz was born in Puerto Rican, and Victor came up in a Paterson that was dominated by gangs and drugs. Opportunities, especially for young boys of his race, were few in his city, he had mentioned that “In the city, a lot of crime happened, a lot of violence happened from time to time,” and later added. “Growing up in Paterson wasn’t the easiest thing.”
His parents never married and kept their son on a tight leash, but they made sure he avoided trouble. He was primarily raised by his mother and grandmother, and his dad gave Cruz plenty of guidance and support, particularly when it came to sports.
At Paterson Catholic High School, Cruz was just 165 pounds and had a height of 5’9″. He was a principal performer on the football field, as both a receiver and a kick returner. But because of poor college boards, he was denied the chance of any scholarships. After graduating in 2004, Cruz enrolled himself at Bridgton Academy in Maine, where he did a postgraduate year to boost his academics and also continued to play football.
Cruz has a daughter named Kennedy Cruz. Since November 2017, Cruz has been in a relationship with actress Karrueche Tran. Cruz had a daughter with his former partner Elaina Watley, but they separated, and Cruz started dating Karrueche Tran. Cruz founded the “Young Whales” clothing line with former teammate Nate Collins in the summer of 2010. Cruz and Osi Umenyiora, former teammates, were among the brand’s original models.
Cruz realized to take his life seriously after the tragic death of his father, who took his own life.
On December 14, 2012, as the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School happened, Cruz honored one of the victims, Jack Pinto, age 6. Pinto was a fan of Cruz. After the massacre, Cruz wore a tribute to his shoes during the game against the Atlanta Falcons. Using a permanent marker, Cruz wrote R.I.P. Jack Pinto” on one of his shoes and “Jack Pinto My Hero” on his other shoe.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 11 November 1986, Victor Cruz is 51 33 years old as of today’s date 5th May 2021. He is 1.83 m tall and weighs 93 kg.
In the fall of 2005 and after improving his test scores, Cruz enrolled at the University of Massachusetts. He was red-shirted that season by the football team, with the hope he will be ready to play the following year. But because of his poor grades, Cruz was forced to leave the school and return to Paterson to regroup and take classes at a local community school to boost his college grades. Then Cruz realized to take his life seriously after the tragic death of his father, who took his own life, and he had to be the man of the family.
Despite Cruz’s numbers in the 2010 NFL draft, he went undrafted. Several teams inquired about bringing him in as a free agent, and Cruz was eventually signed with his hometown team, the New York Giants. But a breakout rookie year was not in his luck. Cruz suffered a serious hamstring injury that forced the young receiver to miss most of the 2010 season.
In an NFC title match against the San Francisco 49ers, Cruz caught ten balls for 142 yards. Then in Super Bowl XLVI, Cruz helped steer the Giants to victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Cruz announced his retirement on August 21, 2018, and joined ESPN as an analyst. He had to sign a one-day contract with the New York Giants to officially retire with the team.
Awards & Achievements
Victor Cruz was a very good player of his team and has achieved the following awards in the course of his career:
- 2011 2nd Team All-Pro.
- 2012 Superbowl Champions.
- 2012 Pro-Bowler.
Cruz set the record for the “LONGEST” touchdown reception, which is 99 yards. New York Giants season receiving record for 1,536 yards and also his team got 1st Team All CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) for 2008 & 2009.
Net Worth & Salary of Victor Cruz in 2021
Victor Cruz is an American football player who had an annual salary of $8.6 million and a net worth of $20 million as of May 2021. Cruz was fresh off his first Pro Bowl season and was linked with a five-year, $43 million contract extension with the Giants in June 2013. Cruz was also linked in a three-year $1.215 million contract in 2010 with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent.
Victor Cruz was a great football player for the New York Giants and had helped his team to win many times. He had to face many setbacks in his career, such as his father’s death, because of his low grade, not getting recognized by the selectors, and also he had to suffer a hamstring injury in 2010. He also received many awards in his career for his performance in the game.