Victor Cruz – an NFL Super Bowl champion and a wide receiver with the New York Giants – has decided to give fans what they’ve been craving. He’s just released an autobiography, with the intention of sharing his one-of-a-kind success story and his path towards becoming one of football’s Latino legends.
“It may seem like I came out of the blue. But, my road was long, windy, full of hurdles, and even some dead ends. I lost family. I lost friends. I even lost my way,” writes Cruz, in the epilogue of “Out of the Blue.”
“When I reached what felt like rock bottom, I realized I had a responsibility to everyone who believed in me and to kids, like me, who just needed a chance and something to believe in.”
From his humble beginnings as a college athlete to his rookie start as an undrafted free agent, Cruz reveals that his reputation as an elite wide receiver didn’t come easily. His is an inspiring story, Cruz told The New York Times, that he hopes will get children “excited about reading a book.”
The autobiography, released today by Penguin Group USA, follows several business-savvy moves by the Paterson, New Jersey native. He currently owns “Young Whales,” a clothing line he founded in 2010. Cruz also made headlines when he signed with talent management agency IMG to negotiate and manage endorsement offers, earlier this year.