May 1, 2016 10:05 PM by Ross Field
Orland High graduate and former Southern Oregon kicker Aldrick Rosas is headed to the NFL. The accomplishment is something this humble and hardworking kicker is still trying to wrap his head around.
"Growing up as a little kid this was just a dream," Rosas said. "This dream is finally here, this is just crazy."
The feeling is still settling in for Orland's Aldrick Rosas.
"It doesn't even real right now," said Rosas.
Excited because he's officially a Tennessee Titan after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent Saturday night.
"It's exciting to be a Titan, a lot of feelings in me right now," said Rosas.
The next step for this kicker is to head to Tennessee for Rookie Mini Camp in the middle of May.
"Ship off to Rookie Mini Camp for three days just to get some kicks in and meet the coaches and get familiar with Tennessee and the whole organization," said Rosas.
An organization that has to be impressed with not only his big leg ability, Rosas can consistently connect from 60-65 yards out, but the story behind his journey to get here.
"I still can't believe everything I've been through," said Rosas.
Rosas went to Southern Oregon University as a linebacker. He converted to kicker and helped the Raiders win an NAIA National Championship in 2014.
But he tore the ACL in his kicking leg in the championship game which forced him to the sidelines for the entire 2015 season.
Rather than call it quits, Rosas dug deep and battled back from the devastating injury and now this, he's a newly-minted member of the Titans in the NFL
"After everything I've been through the surgergy the rehab the year just just to get signed, it's crazy," Rosas said. "I didn't know it was going to happened or not and I mean I'm glad it did I'm happy."
Rosas is believed to be the only Orland native to sign a deal with an NFL team.
The Titans currently have one other kicker on the roster, Ryan Succop.
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