LOMBARDI at Theatre Raleigh.
Victor Joel Ortiz as the multiple-position Paul Hornung...shows various ways in which he deals with (Lombardi’s) abrasive style and the reporter’s intrusive mission. (He) makes (Paul) easy to get to know and easy to like...I am compelled to compliment (his) flawless and endearing accent ... and the authentic hairstyle.
Ortiz shouldered the role of "golden boy" Paul Hornung and likewise grounded his companions with the steadiness of an experienced leader.
Ortiz supplies running back Paul Hornung with an engaging, do-whatever-he-says attitude...scene changes are fully choreographed (and) skillfully accomplished by (him)
Paul Hornung, the “Golden Boy” of pro football, and winner of many awards, including the Heisman Trophy, and induction into both the college and NFL halls of fame, is played by Victor Joel Ortiz. Ortiz delivers a performance that is authentically athletic, varying from gentlemanly good sense to starkly over-the-top boy-like jock.
Interview with Breaking Barriers