Victor Michael Cruz (born November 11, 1986) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Massachusetts. He was an undrafted free agent signed by the New York Giants in the 2010 offseason.
Cruz was born to an African American firefighter and Puerto Rican mother. His parents never married and his father was killed as a firefighter fighting a fire in 2007. Cruz attended Paterson Catholic High School in Paterson, New Jersey.
Against San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game, Cruz had 10 grabs for 142 yards—all in the first half—as the Giants edged the 49ers, 20-17, in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XLVI. The Giants then won the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots for another Super Bowl title.
Cruz has a daughter, Kennedy, with his long-time girlfriend, Elaina Watley. In the summer of 2010, Cruz founded the “Young Whales” clothing line with former teammate Nate Collins. Cruz and former teammate Osi Umenyiora were among the brand’s original models.
World Liberty TV, Sports Channel Team was on hand at The United Way Fundraiser, for Grid-iron Gala, were Victor Cruz and Joe Nameth were honored.