New York Giants star receiver Victor Cruz exploded onto the scene in his second season, racking up 82 receptions for a franchise-record 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns in just seven starts (appeared in every game).
The 6-0, 204-pound undrafted wide out out of UMass hasn’t had much time for salsa dancing this offseason.
Cruz turned down a chance to appear on Dancing With The Stars, telling Neil Best of Newsday that “I just want to be focused on football and focused on what’s to come, and I’m just not at the point in my career where I feel like I need to do that.”
However, he has focused on plenty of other activities outside of football.
He hired IMG to represent his off-field interests, which include handing out a Grammy, becoming the new Campbell’s Soup pitchman, writing a book and shopping his Young Whale T-shirt line via among other things a trip to Italy.
In fact, Cruz, 25, is looking forward to the soothing sounds of earth-shattering collisions.
“I can’t wait for football season to come around, so I can kind of relax and focus on football,” Cruz said Tuesday at the William & Mary football camp, according to Tom Robinson of the Virginian-Pilot.
Cruz gave an inevitable raving review of his book Out Of the Blue, which comes out next month.
“I’m obviously biased, but I think it’s an amazing book,” Cruz said. “It really details my life, really true stories. Stuff that kids can really adapt to and read and be like, ‘Man, if this guy can make it, I can definitely make it as well.”
Verse of This Piece: “Whoever gives to others will get richer; those who help others will themselves be helped.” —Proverbs 11:25