…unless it results in a New York Giants victory.
Cruz, a wide receiver, has quickly become a standout in professional football, both for his prowess on the field and for his struggles to make it to the biggest game on Earth.
As a senior at the University of Massachusetts, Cruz was not invited into the NFL Combine – an important step to getting drafted by a professional team. He was later signed by the giants in 2010 as a cost effective signing, meant to be the team’s fourth receiver.
The injury bug claimed much of Cruz’s 2010 season, only enabling him to play in three games overall. He was resigned to the Giants in 2011, and quickly filled in and exceeded the void left by injured receivers Mario Manningham and Domenik Hixon. The rest, as they say, is history. Cruz went on to have one of the most successful receiving seasons in Giants history, and now he is about to play in his very first Super Bowl.
“ I want to soak it in. I don’t want it to end, but I know it has to at the end of this week.”
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