Victor Cruz

(Victor Michael Cruz)

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As a kid, my grandma would be dancing all the time. Time
At the end of the day, there are people out there that want to see you fail.
Every step, whether at high school or at college or at the NFL, I had to climb and crawl and scratch to get there.
Everybody wants to defeat the defending champs.
Football was what I was good at, and it was what I loved.
Growing up in Paterson wasn't the easiest thing.
I always have to have a six pack or twelve pack of Entenmann's doughnuts in my house, no other brand.
I can just sense some eyes, some people kinda stare a little bit like they recognize me but don't quite know for sure kinda thing.
I couldn't care less about what anybody else has to say.
I definitely want to teach my daughter Spanish.
I didn't have outstanding numbers coming out of college and I'm not 6'6 with 230 lbs.
I don't need any nicknames.
I don't recognize my former self. Like I'm on the outside looking in at my life. Who is that guy? Life
I don't want to be on 'Dancing With the Stars' anytime soon.
I just want to continue the success and be an athlete that is shown in a good light in New York City. Success
I just want to continue to play football and be myself.
I kinda wanted to play receiver more.
I knew what type of player I was: a free agent, a small kid who came from a small school.
I never dreamed about being a millionaire - I dreamed about being a football player.
I think I've got some more big plays left in me.
I want to be a New York Giant for a very long time. Time
I want to win championships.
I want to win football games.
I was actually a Cowboys fan.
I was afraid I would see someone from my past who thought I was this big athlete, and then I end up being just normal.
I was always the type of person that whenever I started something I finished it. And, I was always held accountable for my actions.
I'm focused on football; focused on my family right now. Families, Children & Parenting
In the city, a lot of crime happens, a lot of violence happens from time to time. Time
It is funny what a year can do. Humor
It was definitely some tough moments throughout my life, but I kind of stayed focused and came through the other end of the tunnel. Life
I've had the same barber since I was about 14 years old.
My first year of college was tough. I thought that just being an athlete I could get by. I thought I was okay until I got kicked out, which happened twice.
My mom and my father's birthday are on the same day.
My mom lived by herself with two kids. Sacrifice was the name of the game at our house.
My mom was dying for me to write a book, she was my biggest advocate.
Never in a million years would I think I'd play in a Super Bowl.
Some guys just slip under the radar.
There are times where I am trying to make the big play before I even catch the football.
There were times when I thought I would never own a car.
There's only one life. There's no repeats. You only get one life, and you gotta take advantage of it. Life
When I was young, it wasn't about the money, it wasn't about the fame and fortune, it was about playing football. Money, Coins & Minting
You have to think about your image and how you want people to view you. And if it becomes too much, people will get kind of tired of you.