Irvine, Calif. – Vizio said Thursday that New York Giants wide
receiver Victor Cruz was voted by fans as the 2011 Vizio Top Value Performer
The honor was said to have resulted from a measurement of Cruz’
regular season statistics against his 2011 earnings.
A 2010 undrafted free
agent from the University of Massachusetts, Cruz began this season as New
York’s fourth wide receiver.
After two key injuries to starters led to his larger role, Cruz
eclipsed a franchise single-season receiving record of 1,343 receiving yards.
While earning a base pay of $405,000, Cruz ended the 2011 regular
season with 82 receptions for 1,536 receiving yards, the third-most in the
league, and 9 touchdowns.
“It’s been an amazing year, and I’m thankful for all the fans who
voted me as the Top Value Performer,” said Cruz. “The other players up for the
award were equally deserving, as they all had great seasons, but I’m proud to
represent New York and the G-Men.”
The 2011 finalists included Dallas WR Laurent Robinson, New
England TE Rob Gronkowski, Chicago RB Matt Forte and San Francisco LB NaVorro
Fan voting took place between Jan. 9-23 on
Vizio said this year’s votes
broke a program record, garnering more than 300,000 votes in the fourth year of
Past winners included: Jacksonville QB David Garrard (2007), New
England QB Matt Cassel (2008), Philadelphia wide receiver Steve Smith (2009),
and Buffalo wide receiver Stevie Johnson (2010).