A. J. Cruz
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A. J. Cruz
A.J. Cruz
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Cruz playing for the Arizona Rattlers
No. 89 - Edmonton Eskimos
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-02-20) February 20, 1991 (age 28)
Lake Forest, California
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Rancho Santa Margarita (CA) Catholic
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career Arena statistics
Return yards:2,584
Return touchdowns:7
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

A. J. Cruz (born February 20, 1991) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. Cruz played college football for Brown University.

High school career

Cruz attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School, in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. He lettered in both Football and Basketball. As a football player, Cruz was named a two time All-Trinity League selection, and holds three school records for longest kick off return for a Touch Down (97 yards), highest kickoff return average (34 yards) and highest vertical jump (37 inches). Cruz helped lead his schools basketball team to a state championship, and was named to the California Scholarship Federation.[1]

College career

Cruz attended Brown University. As a freshman, Cruz earned Second Team All-Ivy Honors. As a sophomore, Cruz was selected for First Team All-Ivy Honors, while registering 2 interceptions and ranked second in both punt and kickoff returns.[1]

In his senior season, Cruz earned First Team All-American honors. Cruz is one of 41 players in Ivy League history to earn First Team All-Ivy three times.[]

Professional career

Los Angeles KISS

Cruz joined the Los Angeles KISS in 2014. He returned 58 kickoffs for 1,305 yards in 11 games his rookie season.[2] He was placed on recallable reassignment on March 13, 2015.[3]

Arizona Rattlers

In the middle of the 2015 season, Cruz signed with the Arizona Rattlers as mostly a kick returner.

Chicago Bears

On July 27, 2015, the Bears signed Cruz to a three-year deal.[4] On September 5, 2015, he was waived/injured by the Bears.[5]

Miami Dolphins

On February 18, 2016, the Dolphins signed Cruz to a deal. On August 27, 2016, Cruz was waived by the Dolphins.[6]


  1. ^ a b "12 - AJ Cruz". www.brownbears.com. Brown University. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "AJ Cruz". www.arenafootball.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on February 18, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Jeff Dickerson (July 28, 2015). "Bears sign DL David Carter, WR AJ Cruz". www.espn.go.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 5, 2015). "Bears make cuts to reduce roster to 53". ChicagoBears.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Dolphins make roster moves". MiamiDolphins.com. August 27, 2016.

External links

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