Former SOU Kicker Rosas Named NFL Pro Bowl Starter
Big news for Ashland, Oregon: Former Southern Oregon University kicker Aldrick Rosas was named the NFC Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday.
Rosas is the first Giants kicker selected to the Pro Bowl since Josh Brown in 2015. The second-year pro has had a breakout season, hitting 28 of 29 field goal attempts, a .966 percentage that places him second in the NFL (former Giants kicker Robbie Gould is first at .967, converting on 29 of 30 tries). Rosas has also made 25 of 26 extra point attempts for 109 points, the league’s ninth-highest total.
Rosas, a relative unknown when he joined the team from Southern Oregon in 2017, was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Giants’ 30-27 overtime victory against the Bears.
He made all three of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning 44-yarder in overtime and a franchise-record 57-yarder on the final play of the first half. The previous long field goals in franchise history were a pair of 56-yarders by Ali Haji-Sheikh in 1983, vs. Green Bay on Sept. 26 and at Detroit on Nov. 7. Rosas’ previous long field goal was a 53-yarder at Carolina on Oct. 7. The field goal was Rosas’ fourth from at least 50 yards this year, tying the Giants’ single-season record for long three-pointers set by Brown in 2014.
Rosas‘ only field goal miss this season was on a 52-yard attempt against Philadelphia on Oct. 11. He has kicked three field goals in a game four times this year.