Victor Cruz / Latina MagazineVictor Cruz soared to Giant status after helping bring home a Super Bowl title this year to New York's NFL team, but it was also his surprising end-zone moves that had this Puerto Rican wide receiver in the spotlight.
Having gained fame for his football skills and celebrating touchdowns (and his roots!) with a salsa dance, Cruz now looks forward to learning some new moves as a dad. We've got a look at the exclusive quotes that didn't make the article in June's Latina Magazine.
On the birth of his daughter:
"It's so much all in one year, but that was a good moment. She came out and she was so beautiful; she looked up at us with those big blue eyes she's got and it was just a great feeling."
On what happened the night Elaina (his girlfriend) went into labor:
"I was going to go out and celebrate the win with some teammates and right before I was about to get up to go in the shower, she goes, 'Let's lay here for a minute, this could be the last time that you and I lay here together, just me and you.' And I was like 'All right, I can do that.' So I lay down and after talking for literally 48 seconds she's like, 'I think my water broke.' And I'm like, 'No way.' I was panicking and began packing all her stuff, packing clothes for the baby. I take her to the hospital and I look around and I was like…I didn't pack myself a bag! I had nothing to change into so I had to go back home and get myself ready.
On the first thing he said when it was time to go to the hospital:
That was definitely the first thing [I said], "What sneakers am I going to wear for this?" But that was fun, the whole pregnancy and the birth, it was a ton of fun.
See more of Victor Cruz in the June/July 2012 issue of Latina on newsstands now.