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Victor Cruz, ‘doesn’t want Super Bowl run to end’

…unless it results in a New York Giants victory.

Of course.

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.

His thoughts?

“ 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.”

Read more at Pro Football Talk.

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

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