Nov 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) celebrates a big 1st down 2nd half
at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
2. Victor Cruz
Well, this pick speaks for itself. It’s hard for anyone on this list to be placed ahead of Cruz thus far. Cruz has one of the most inspiring stories out of any of these players. The Giants signed him as an undrafted free agent and the rest is history. In 2011, Cruz had his break out season. From one-handed touchdowns to helping the Giants win out the rest of their season Cruz was molding himself to be a Giants legend. He scored his 99-yard touchdown catch against the New York Jets that basically defined the rest of their season. In that same game Cruz surpassed Amani Toomer by breaking his record for most single season receiving yards by a Giant.
Cruz was a huge part in sending the Giants to the playoffs in Week 17 of the 2011 season. He played a huge role in the Giants win over their arch rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, that eventually sent the Giants to winning their second Super Bowl in a four year span. He had the same effect in the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. Cruz is most notably famous for celebrating his touchdowns with a “salsa dance” that his grandmother taught him.
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