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Aldrick Rosas (born December 30, 1994) is an American football placekicker who currently plays for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He was selected to the Pro Bowl for the 2018 NFL season.

Aldrick Rosas
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Rosas in the 2017 NFL season.
No. 2 – New York Giants
Position:Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 24)
Chico, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Orland (Orland, California)
College:Southern Oregon
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Field goals:50
Field goal attempts:58
Field goal%:86.2
Longest field goal:57 yds
Touchbacks:77
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

Rosas played college football at Southern Oregon University of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).[2] In 2014, he tore the ACL in his kicking leg making a tackle in the NAIA Championship Game. After missing the 2015 season, he decided to forego the remainder of college eligibility to pursue a career in the NFL.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Tennessee TitansEdit

Following the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft, Rosas signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2016.[4] On September 2, 2016, Rosas was waived by the Titans.[5]

New York GiantsEdit

On January 19, 2017, Rosas signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants.[6] Rosas was the only kicker on the Giants roster after former Giants' placekicker Robbie Gould agreed to a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers,[7] until veteran Mike Nugent signed a contract with the team on August 1, 2017.[8] Rosas ultimately won the starting kicker job after Nugent was released during final roster cuts.

On September 10, 2017, in the Giants' season-opening 19–3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Rosas converted his first NFL career field goal, a 25-yard attempt, in the third quarter.[9] Prior to the game, he watched his girlfriend give birth via FaceTime.[10]

Rosas finished the season with a 72% field goal conversion rate (31st in the league) and an 87% PAT conversion rate (last in the league).[11]

Rosas retained his starting job with the Giants for the 2018 season. He vastly improved on his rookie season, becoming a Pro Bowl selection, converting 32 of 33 field goal attempts and 31 of 32 PATs, with his only missed PAT was due to a poor snap. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his Week 13 performance against the Chicago Bears where he converted three field goals, including a New York Giants franchise record 57-yarder and the game-winning 44-yard field goal in overtime.[12]

On December 18, 2018, Rosas was named to his first Pro Bowl,[13] and on January 4, 2019, Rosas was named a Second Team All-Pro for 2018.

The Giants re-signed Rosas as an exclusive-rights free agent on March 7, 2019.[14]

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Year Team Games Field Goals Extra Point Total Points
Made Att Pct 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lng Made Att Pct
2017 NYG 16 18 25 72.0 8/8 3/5 4/9 3/3 52 20 23 87.0 74
2018 NYG 16 32 33 97.0 9/9 13/13 6/6 4/5 57 31 32 96.9 127
Stats accurate as of 2018 Week 17. Source:[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aldrick Rosas". NFL.com. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Aldrick Rosas - 2014". Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  3. ^ Duggan, Dan. "The incredible story of Aldrick Rosas' journey from small Oregon school to Giants' kicker". NJ.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Titans Agree to Terms with 11 Undrafted Free Agents". TitansOnline.com. May 9, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 2, 2016). "Titans Down to 53 Players: A Position-by-Position Look". TitansOnline.com. Archived from the original on August 7, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Benton, Dan (January 19, 2017). "New York Giants sign kicker Aldrick Rosas to reserve/futures deal". GiantsWire.USAToday.com. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Conway, Tyler. "San Francisco 49ers, Robbie Gould Reportedly Agree to Contract". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Giants sign veteran kicker Mike Nugent". Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  10. ^ Smith, Michael David (September 14, 2017). "Giants' Aldrick Rosas watched daughter's birth on FaceTime, then made NFL debut". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "After Rough First Season, Giants' Aldrick Rosas Is In A Better Place Mentally". Forbes. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "AFC and NFC Players of the Week - Week 13". NFL.com. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "Saquon Barkley, Landon Collins, and Aldrick Rosas make 2018 Pro Bowl". Giants.com. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  14. ^ "Giants re-sign Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas". www.giants.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "Alrick Rosas: Career Stats". NFL.com.