Cruz still stands as the tallest Giant

A year after Newtown, WR thankful to have touched the lives of the Pinto family

Updated: December 15, 2013, 11:45 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- One year later, Victor Cruz still sounds awestruck when discussing the power of the professional athlete, the staggering impact he or she can have on the kind of fans Cruz found in Newtown, Conn., four days after a shooting at a school broke America's heart.

One day after 6–year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, was buried in a replica New York Giants jersey bearing Cruz's No. 80.

"I heard their cry," Cruz said ...

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