Victor Cruz

Is a American/Puerto Rican football player (Wide Reciever)

Early Years

Victor was born November 11, 1986 and went to Paterson Catholic High School in Paterson, New Jersey. He played wide reciever and defensive back for coach Andrew Slome, who he credits for making it to the NFL. After going to the University of Massachussetts, he he had a solid career leaving college with 131 catches. He then got drafted to the New York Giants after going undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft.

Cultural Heritage

Victor is African American and Puerto Rican. His mom is Puerto Rican and his dad is African American. His mom heritage came from the Indian, Spanish, and African races coming together on the island of Puerto Rico, contributing their blood and traditions to the formation of the Puerto Rico culture. Puerto Rico is located in the United States. Puerto Rico is a lot cultures. Indeed, over the centuries this culture have left countless customs and traditions that can be traced back to our ancestors. Puerto Rico is also famed for its music. Its cultural and folk roots lie in bomba, plena, trova and jibara rhythms. The island also boasts world-famous salsa, merengue, reggaeton and pop artists, such as Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Chayanne, Victor Manuel, Olga Tañón, Ednita Nazario, Daddy Yankee and Wisin & Yandel, all of whom are proud of their Puerto Rican origins.

Contribution To Society

There are 44.3 million people of Hispanic/Latino origin living in the United States mainland. Puerto Ricans who migrated to the United States before, during and immediately after World War II and those who were born and grew up in the United States have become a crucial force in the clear and present development of the nation. The Puerto Rican contribution to the development of the United States have not come without social, cultural and economic distributions. Puerto Ricans are the 2nd largest hispnic group nation wide. Puerto Ricans help the U.S. population by a lot and they are part of lots of races.

Famous Work They Created

Puerto Ricans are really good at art. The strongest Spanish influenced on Puerto Rican arts was in painting. During the colonial period, native-born painters emulated classic European styles. One of the first art painters José Campeche started lots of puerto ricans to start art after he made an amazing painting. Puerto Ricans started making art a lot in th 18th century. They still are known for art till this day.

What I Learrned About Puerto Ricans

I learned that Puerto Ricans are created from lots of different races. They are Indian, Spanish, and African. They are mostly known for art and been known since the 18th century.