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Victor Cruz Quotes

Victor Michael Cruz

Victor Cruz quotes: catch-y quotes from the former wide receiver.

“There’s only one life.  There’s no repeats.  You only get one life, and you gotta take advantage of it.”

“It’s going to be a long journey.  Don’t try to build Rome in one day.  You have to be diligent and focused.  Be ready when your number is called.”

“Figuring out ways to realize my dreams… conquering that mountain and getting to the top.  One of the best rewards is the feeling of satisfaction when I accomplish my goals.”

“I just like taking risks.”

“I feel good when I can say, ‘Okay, I did this when people told me I couldn’t.’  Getting to that mountaintop is the best.”

“A big part of it is not taking ‘no’ for an answer.  Understand that there’s always an uphill battle.  You have to continue to say ‘yes.’  If you hear ‘no,’ then how do you change that?”

“I have some of the best friends I could ask for, and a lot of them are in different fields.  I get inspired by what they do and how they do it.  I just soak it up.  Then I try to apply those things to my own life.”

“One of the challenges I’ve faced is negativity from people I thought were on my side.  You have to keep positive people around you.  They should want to be side-by-side with you on your journey because they see that what you’re doing is monumental.  You want people who believe in you and who believe that you’re doing the right thing.”

“My mother told me to always finish what you start, no matter what happens.  It shows character.”

“You have to think about your image and how you want people to view you.”

“My autobiography, Out of the Blue, is an inspiring account of how hard work, perseverance, and support from my loving family drove my success.”

“My mom lived by herself with two kids.  Sacrifice was the name of the game at our house.”

“There were times when I thought I would never own a car.”

“Every step, whether at high school or at college or at the NFL, I had to climb and crawl and scratch to get there.”

“It may seem like I came out of the blue.  But, my road was long, windy, full of hurdles, and even some dead ends.  I lost family.  I lost friends.  I even lost my way.  When I reached what felt like rock bottom, I realized I had a responsibility to everyone who believed in me and to kids, like me, who just needed a chance and something to believe in.”

“I don’t recognize my former self.  Like I’m on the outside looking in at my life.  Who is that guy?”

“I was always the type of person that whenever I started something, I finished it.  And, I was always held accountable for my actions.”

“Football was what I was good at, and it was what I loved.  When I was young, it wasn’t about the money, it wasn’t about the fame and fortune, it was about playing football.”

“My routine is all about preparation.”

“I’ve always kept that same hunger because I understand that this game isn’t promised.  I hadn’t been here long enough to understand that when it’s taken from you, you have to be hungry to get back out there.”

“It was definitely some tough moments throughout my life, but I kind of stayed focused and came through the other end of the tunnel.”

“The game of football has just given me so much.  My journey hasn’t been the easiest; it’s definitely had some ups and downs, and some rough patches.”

“The most important thing is that I’m in a position to take care of my family and take care of my moms.  I can take care of myself now and my mom is able to just worry about herself and do what she wants to do.”

“It’s great to go different places and hear my name, to get some of that love.”

“I never dreamed about being a millionaire; I dreamed about being a football player.”

“I just want to continue the success and be an athlete that is shown in a good light.”

“It’s been an amazing ride for me.  It’s one that I didn’t imagine having initially.  I just wanted to come in and do some good things.”

“It means a lot.  It means that a lot of people are looking up to me to continue to carry the torch, carry that responsibility and it’s a big one.  It’s a big responsibility.  I’m able to carry it.  I’m excited for it.  I’m excited to continue to be a fixture in this Hispanic community and be real about it.”

“My proudest moment?  Not the book or the commercials or the red carpets.  And not the touchdown I scored in the 2012 Super Bowl.  It was when I graduated college from the University of Massachusetts in 2009.  I had been through so much.  I was kicked out twice for poor grades, and even before that I had to go to prep school in Maine for a semester just to get in.  I was constantly being told that I wasn’t going to make it, that it was a long shot for me to even play football.  So for me to fight, to battle through all of that and get a college degree, that was the biggest thing.  That’s all I wanted—for my mom to put my degree up on her wall in a frame.  Everything else after that was just a bonus.”

“My mom is my backbone.  She was a Puerto Rican single mom who wouldn’t take no for an answer.  Every night I was home for dinner, sitting down at the table and talking about my day.  She understood that past a certain hour, especially in the town I grew up in, there was nothing out there for me.  She was great, man.  She’s the reason that I am the way I am today.”

“I just want to be a good role model for my children and for everyone who looks up to me as an athlete and as a person.  Someone that kids can look up to and tell their moms, ‘Hey, I want to be just like him when I grow up.  He came from nothing.  He had trials and tribulations that he had to get through, but he succeeded and came out the other end of the tunnel firing.  And now look at him.’”

“It’s still pretty surreal.  I wake up every day and just pinch myself and kind of think about how far I’ve come and all the stuff I have done.”

“I dreamed of this moment.  I dreamed of this time.  This is the best feeling of my life.  I want to catch some confetti.  I want to bring it home.”

“To have this type of success is mind-blowing.  I am just grateful for every opportunity I have been given.”

“I’m excited for the future, I’m excited for the next chapter, I’m excited for you all to be a part of this with me, and here we go.”

“I just want to be able to set myself up long-term in many different avenues.”

“First chapter of my life was amazing.  The next should be even better.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  See y’all very soon!”

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