New York Giant Victor Cruz reveals the one product that keeps him cool, calm and collected during a big game

As a professional football player for the New York Giants, Victor Cruz deals with the constant pressure of delivering a solid performance -- without losing his cool.

Following a tough loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night, and looking ahead to a major game against the Dallas Cowboys on December 11, AOL.com spoke to Cruz about his recent work with Gillette and his most memorable touchdown (Hint: He picked two!).

Tell me why you were excited to partner with Gillette on this particular product.

Well I've been friends with Gillette for a long time now -- roughly around three or four years -- and they're just great partners. I think Gillette Clinical Clear Gel deodorant is the perfect thing for me to be a part of and to speak on, because of my profession and [having] to stay calm and cool under pressure when you're sweating. I think Gillette Clinical Clear Gel is the best deodorant to keep you cool and to keep you dry when all the things around you may be making you sweat.

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NFL wide receiver Victor Cruz poses with Elaina Watley and daughter Kennedy (C) at the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports awards in Los Angeles July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT FOOTBALL)
Nov 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) catches a second half 1st down reception against Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31)at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz catches a pass for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas September 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
New York Giants Victor Cruz (R) touches heads with teammate Antrel Rolle after he scored the game winning touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter during their NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
New York Giants Victor Cruz watches the scoreboard as he runs for the game winning touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter during their NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
New York Giants NFL football player Victor Cruz poses backstage at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES) (GRAMMYS-BACKSTAGE)
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis, Indiana, February 5, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (L) salsa dances with former New York Giants' Michael Strahan a ceremony in honor of the Giants' win in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI, at City Hall Plaza New York, February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz addresses the media during a news conference for the Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis January 30, 2012. The Giants will play against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on February 5. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
New York Giants Victor Cruz gestures after catching a pass for a first down against the Green Bay Packers in the first quarter during their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin, January 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
New York Giants' receiver Victor Cruz celebrates by spinning the ball in the end zone after making a catch for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 30, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Professional NFL player Victor Cruz visits at SiriusXM Studio on December 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 06: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants celebrates with Victor Cruz #80 after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on November 6, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Victor Cruz at the 2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
16 OCT 2016: New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) makes a catch during the game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens played at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford,NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
16 OCT 2016: New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) during the game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens played at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford,NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Professional football player Victor Cruz poses for photographs after attending 'Aladdin' on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on October 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Football wide receiver Victor Cruz attends the 2016 Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 03: Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants looks on against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 3, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 24-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: New York Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz attends the 'Unique Luxury Tailgate Experience' event hosted by Hublot and the New York Giants on September 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Hublot)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: NFL Player Victor Cruz attends Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at BGC Partners, INC on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Victor Cruz attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: NFL Player Victor Cruz attends Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at BGC Partners, INC on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
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Speaking of, you have a big game next weekend [against the Cowboys], so what is your routine before a game, and how do you stay calm in other ways?

My routine before a game is to make sure I get a good warm-up, make sure I get ready to go mentally and physically for the game. Prior to all of that, I obviously have to put on my Gillette Clinical Clear Gel to make sure that I stay cool under pressure while I'm out there. Other than that, it's all about being mentally prepared and getting physically prepared after that.

Your touchdown dance has become such a hit. Do you have a most memorable touchdown moment?

I think [there are] two, actually. I think one has to be dancing the salsa in the end zone in the Super Bowl. It really doesn't get any better than that. Then the second one was, I think the first game of the season this year, when I came back from so many injuries and so many setbacks. To get back and score the winning touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in my first game, it was just a tremendous feeling. So I think those two pretty much stand out for me.

With the holidays coming up, how do you juggle friends and family time and your job on the field?

It's tough, it's a struggle for sure, because you're pulled in so many different directions. I think I do a good job of balancing everything -- making time for my family, making time obviously for my profession and just making sure you're separating the two and making ample time for both, which can be easier said than done.

What's your daughter's favorite part about the holidays?

All of it. She's making lists and checking [them] twice and sending it all to Santa right now. She's walking around with Toys 'R' Us catalogues, circling things, showing me what she wants.

Amazing. Last but not least, what's your typical style and grooming routine, and does it differ during the season and the offseason?

I kind of keep a fresh haircut at all times, keep my face nice and groomed. Then obviously, aside from my Gillette deodorant, I just make sure I smell good and my cologne and my fragrances are always good, because I just have to stay on top of my game at all times.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

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