He made his National Football League debut in the Giants' 19-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and celebrated the birth of his first child on the same day. However, things only got crazier when Rosas' girlfriend, Tiffany Lopez, gave birth early Sunday morning prior to her planned labor induction.
Who knows how long Rosas will be an National Football League player (though at 22 years old, with a cannon for a right leg, and with a temperament seemingly suited for the pressurized life of an National Football League kicker), but he'll be a father for the rest of his life. While Rosas watched, DeOssie slept on and off, rousing completely to cheer when the good news finally came.
Rosas began the video-chat session with Lopez around 11 p.m. or midnight CT. "I called and said, 'Hey Zak, sorry about this, but can I come over real fast?'" Rosas said in describing the unusual early-morning conversation. Karsyn was born at 4:15 am. He made sure to show DeOssie after she arrived.
"I got to be there", Rosas said Wednesday, several hours after returning from meeting his daughter for the first time. (To hold her) was awesome, it's a feeling you can't really describe.
Rosas told head coach Ben McAdoo about his daughter's impending birth a week ago. He decided in advance along with his girlfriend that he would stay with the team if it happened. He accounted for the Giants' only points in the contest. Rosas then flew to California on a private jet with Giants co-owner Steve Tisch to meet his daughter for the first time. Aldrick missed the birth of his daughter, since he was in Texas for his first National Football League game. "Kind of two dreams coming true".
"That was a insane little experience right there", Rosas said.
"It's so unbelievable that the organization would even do that, coming from the owner and everybody working together to make my dream come true and meeting her", Rosas said. It says a lot about this organization about family and togetherness. "I'm extremely grateful. What a huge and special opportunity I got to be a part of".
First-time father in the morning, first-time National Football League player at night. "(To hold her) was wonderful", Rosas said. "I was told that all the time, and you can't really describe that when it happens". She's an angel, she doesn't make a sound. "She's good, she's healthy".
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, will forever be etched in his memory.
"What a day, right?"
"I saw it all (on the phone)". "Now I'm just taking it day-by-day and continuing to grow professionally and as a father and a family".