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The Word of the Day – CLASS – Cruz

In The Word of the Day on December 20, 2012 at 7:06 am

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CLASS

 

The Giants paid tribute to all of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting on Sunday. But for Victor Cruz, his tribute was personal.

 

The Giants’ star receiver wore the name “Jack Pinto” on his cleats and gloves during the Giants’ tough, 34-0 loss to Atlanta in honor of a six-year-old boy killed during the mass school shooting on Friday morning. Cruz called Jack’s family after learning he was a huge fan of Cruz and the Giants.

 

Jack was such a big fan of Cruz that his family is even considering burying him in Cruz’s No. 80 Giants jersey. “It was very humbling to hear how big of a fan he was and how they were thinking about putting my jersey on him for the services.” “It was an emotional time. It really shows you what type of effect that athletes have on kids. Not just seeing you on TV. They want to be you. They idolize you. They wear your jersey everywhere.

 

“It really showed me how real it is to be a role model. It was definitely humbling for sure.”

 

Victor Cruz

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