CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — It was an emotional draft night for one player from our area. Camden, New Jersey native Cesar Ruiz was in tears Thursday night when the New Orleans Saints picked him 24th overall.
The Michigan University offensive lineman was surrounded by family.READ MORE: Man Shot Outside Of Marriott Hotel In Center City
When Ruiz was just 8 years old, his father was tragically struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, while helping someone change a tire.READ MORE: 1 Person Injured After Car, Flatbed Truck Collide On White Horse Pike In Winslow Township Stolen Trailer With Barrels Of Oil Leads To Hazmat Situation In Strawberry Mansion
Ruiz says he will dedicate his career to his dad.