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Victor Cruz

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 206 | College: Massachusetts
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2008 Season

Earned first team All-Conference honors … Leads UMass in receiving with 71 catches for 1064 yards and six touchdowns … Became the sixth 1,000-yard receiver in a single season in UMass history … In 12 games, has the fourth-best single-season receiving yards total and fifth-best in catches for a year … LEADS the CAA and ranks 13th in NCAA in receiving yards per game with 88.7. Also ranks FIRST in CAA and tied for 20th in FCS with 5.92 catches per game … Has two games with 10 or more catches and three games with 100 or more yards … Greatest day in UMass history for a receiver with school-record 262 yards on school-record tying 13 catches at #7 James Madison (9/13). Also scored first two career touchdowns. The 262 receiving yards ranks fourth in conference history. Also hauled in a career-long 69-yard catch. In the second half alone, had 11 catches for 248 yards … Went over 1,000-yard mark for the season with nine catches for 80 yards at #13 New Hampshire (11/15) … Three catches vs. Hofstra (11/22) for 16 yards and three catches for 45 yards vs. Maine (11/8) … Second-career two-touchdown game in making seven catches for 129 yards at Rhode Island (11/1) … Grabbed three balls for 93 yards against Bryant (10/25), including a 37-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Also returned three punts for 32 yards … Game-best eight catches and 81 yards including a 22-yard touchdown vs. Richmond (10/18) … Made 10 catches for 139 yards at Northeastern (10/11). Catches mark ranks ninth in school history … Grabbed five balls for 76 yards vs. #16 Delaware (10/4) … Led UMass with five catches for 54 yards at #11 FBS Texas Tech (9/20) … Posted five catches for 89 yards at Holy Cross (9/6) … Started for first time against Albany (8/30), but no catches.

2007 Season

Played in the final eight games of the season … Made one catch for 26 yards, for his first collegiate catch against New Hampshire (11/10) … Also carried the ball twice on reverses against Villanova (10/13) and Northeastern (10/20).

2006 Season

Did not play in any games.

2005 Season

Redshirt season.

High School

Spent fall of 2004 at Bridgton Academy in North Bridgton, Maine for a post-graduate semester … Graduated from Paterson Catholic High School in Paterson, N.J. … Two-way star in high school at wide receiver and defensive back for the Parochial Group 1 champions … All-State honoree as a senior … Played for Head Coach Benjie Wimberle … Helped the team go undefeated (11-0) in 2003 … Made 42 catches for 731 yards … Totaled 19 touchdowns his senior year, including 15 receiving, one rushing, one on a punt return, one on a kick return and one on an interception return … Scored two of those scores in less than 30 seconds on an interception and a kickoff return … A First Team All-North Jersey, First-Team All-Passaic County, first team All-B.P.S.L., first team Parochial All-State and second-team Associated Press All-State selection … Played in the North-South All-Star Football Classic at Rutgers Stadium … Also a member of the basketball team, he played on an AAU squad with former UMass men's basketball guard Art Bowers.


Born November 11, 1986 in New Jersey … Son of Blanca Cruz.

Latest News
03/30/2010 - PRO DAY RESULTS: Other notable prospects among the 20 (12 from UMass, eight from area schools) that worked out were as follows: WR Victor Cruz (5-11 7/8, 205) had a 10-3 broad jump, a 4.31 short shuttle, a 6.96 three-cone drill and 16 bench press reps. He did position workouts, but stood on his 40 and vertical that he did at Boston College's pro day on March 11. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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