The Puerto Ricans are taking over Indianapolis, as Aaron Hernandez and Victor Cruz are set to become the first Puerto Rican duo to play in a Super Bowl when they take the field for the 46th edition of the game.
Cruz is the most popular, with his salsa moves even inspiriting the likes of the Material Girl herself, Madonna, who broke out some dance moves in her news conference prior to the game.
Despite the silly antics, Cruz has proved himself to a professional at just 25 years of age. Cruz was raised by his Puerto Rican mother, Blanca Cruz, with his father being absent for most of his life.
Cruz had some troubles at the University of Massachusetts due to academic problems and missed out in the draft but was good enough to impress the Giants in their rookie camp. In his preseason first game, he had three catches for 145 yards. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
As for those salsa moves, they are meant to honor his grandmother, Lucy Molina, who was the one that taught him to dance.
For his part, Hernandez comes from a much more reputable back story. He went to the University of Florida at its peak with Tim Tebow at the helm where he his versatility helped him stand out.
Cruz gets the accolades in being in a more flashy position, and let’s face it, he's got the perfect recipe for success — he's a Puerto Rican star in New York. But Hernandez has become just as big of a fan favorite despite being over showed by teammate and fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been a beast this year.
"Salsa" Cruz and "Chico" Hernandez are not the only Hispanics heating up the Super Bowl, the Mexican reporter Marisol Gonzalez has become the favorite among fans and players. Click here to see pictures of Marisol and her Mexican compatriot Ines Sainz in action.
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