Football is a game that attracts many spectators. In the game fans like identifying themselves with a certain team and a particular player. A player who attracts a lot of support from his fans is Victor Cruz. Victor is an American footballer who is well paid because of his expertise in a football game. Now let us have a close look about the net worth of Victor Cruz in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Victor was born on 11th November 1986 in Paterson New Jersey. His parents ware Blanca Cruz and Michael Walker a firefighter. His mother was a Puerto Rican while the father was African American. Victor’s father died in 2007 after committing suicide.
Victor went to Paterson Catholic High School in Paterson. Later he joined Bridgton Academy where he completed his post-graduate semester. At Paterson Catholic School, Victor played wide receiver and defensive back. He was with Coach Andrew Slome who he attributes for his success in football.
Victor joined the University of Massachusetts but it was hard for him to balance between football and academics. Once he was sent home for poor performance. While completing his studies at the University he had one hundred and thirty-one catches. He was ranked the fourth position.
Victor had a longtime girlfriend Elaina Watley. In January 2012 the duo made a decision to live as husband and wife. They became father and mother by the birth of their lovely daughter Kennedy.
Steve had a six years old son from Sandy Hook Elementary School Jack Pinto. During the shooting in the school, the boy was shot and died. In 2012 he decided to visit the boy’s family to console them. He had put a permanent marker on his cleats and gloves with a condolence message. He gave jacks brother Ben the gloves and cleats.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
For his professional career as a footballer, Steve signed with New York Giants. He had an injury in 2010 forcing him to miss the year’s season. In 2011 he led the club in reception and set a record in receiving yard. In the NFC game against San Francisco, Steve caught ten balls against one hundred and forty-two yards.
In 2013 he renewed his contract with Giants for good sum of money. He broke his tendon when playing with Philadelphia Eagles sending to rehab up to 2016. In 2017 he signed a contract with Chicago Bears. The contract did not last for long. He retired from NFL in 2018 to become an analyst with ESPN.
Steve has received four wins and ten nominations. He has been a winner and nominee of Grabby Awards among others.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Steve has made a tremendous amount of wealth from his professional career as a footballer. To extend his contract with the Giants for five years, he pocketed forty-three million dollars. His resigning from Giants must have attracted huge sums of money to join the Chicago Bears. He has also earned an analyst.
Steve Cruz’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
Steve Cruz was brought up in Paterson, a city dominated by gangs and drugs. To raise a child who can be depended upon was a rare opportunity. Steve once confessed growing up in Paterson was not easy, violence, crime, and drugs were the order of the day. They dominated the town. Steve overcame all the vices to be the person he is today.