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From the beloved and charismatic wide receiver for the 2012 Super Bowl–winning New York Giants comes a root-for-the-underdog memoir about always believing in yourself.

Victor Cruz, the Super Bowl-winning and record-breaking wide receiver, is best known for his explosive plays and salsa touchdown celebrations. While his meteoric rise in the NFL looked like the result of a magical year, it was actually a lifetime in the making.

Raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Victor overcame numerous setbacks through hard work, perseverance, and the support of his loving family—from his grandmother who gave him his signature dance moves; to his late father, a former firefighter, who introduced him to football and taught him how to play; to his hard-working, single mother who never let him give up in the face of a challenge. They all helped to keep him on the right path, as did his coaches, but Cruz’s journey was never easy. There were academic struggles, injuries, and more. In this inspiring, never-before-seen account, Cruz pays tribute to the people and places that made him the man he is today, recounts his most defining moments, and illustrates how his hardships ultimately unleashed his impenetrable will to win.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on June 27, 2013 by Celebra Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0451419979
ISBN-13: 9780451419972
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  • yusuf12
    yusuf12Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:29 am55 stars
    this book was amazing i can read this over and over again if i wanted to...this had to be one of the best books ever
    • nygiants3896
      nygiants3896Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm55 stars
      BEST BOOK EVER!!! LOVE VICTOR CRUZ!!! GO GIANTS!!! Amazing story of how VIctor Cruz came out of the blue...