The NFL has named New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas the NFC Special Teams Player of The Week.
Special Teams Players of the Week (Week 13):— NFL (@NFL) December 5, 2018
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The honor is much deserved for the Giants’ young kicker, who was perfect on his three field goals and extra points (hardly a “gimmie” any more). But the cherry on top was resetting a personal record for distance with a 57-yard field goal at the end of the first half. That kick shattered his previous best of 53 yards.
Rosas was also responsible for kicking the game-winning field goal in overtime to secure the Giants’ fourth win of the season.
2018 has been an incredible reversal for Rosas, who was anything but reliable for the Giants. A year ago, the (then) 22-year-old completed 18-of-25 field goals (72 percent), and 20-of-23 extra points. This year he has made 26-of-27 field goals (96.3 percent) and 21-of-21 extra points. Between Rosas’ reliability and impressive leg strength, he has become a weapon for the Giants, and is beginning to get some Pro Bowl buzz.
Listen to @RileyTDixon92 and send #AldrickRosas to the Pro Bowl!— New York Giants (@Giants) December 3, 2018
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