New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was an absolute stud during a Week 13 victory over the Washington Redskins, connecting on all three of his field goal attempts, including a 57-yard boot that set a Giants franchise record and then one each in the fourth quarter and overtime. He also was perfect on his point after attempts.
The career day for Rosas did not fly under-the-radar as it has in the past. Rather, the NFL announced on Wednesday that Rosas has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Following Rosas’ legendary performance, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur had nothing but praise for the young kicker, telling reporters that he brings a lot more to the table than just a big leg.
“I’ve said this all along, too, I’m fond of our kicker and I’m fond of who he is as a football player, because he’s not just a kicker, he’s a football player. If a fight broke out, he’d be right there. He’s tough, he’s resilient, and I’m really proud of the fact that he’s having a really positive impact on our games,” Shurmur said.
Shurmur wasn’t alone in his praise for Rosas, either. Rookie running back Saquon Barkley was quick to recognize Rosas’ contributions in the team’s stunning overtime victory.
“We broke the franchise record today right, on that field goal? That’s amazing for him,” Barkley said with a huge smile.
On the season, Rosas has connected on 26 of his 27 field goal attempts with the only miss coming from beyond 50 yards out while he was battling a hamstring injury. He is one 50-yard field goal shy of tying the team’s all-time record (currently held by Josh Brown).