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Football Player Profile: Victor Rosa, Running Back

The latest player profile for UConn Huskies football running back Victor Rosa.
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Victor Rosa
Running Back
5'11" 187-Pounds
Bristol, CT
Bristol Central High School


Fast, quick and agile, give Victor Rosa an inch of daylight and he can take it the distance in a blink. Blessed with phenomenal change of direction capability, he is extremely slippery in the open field, possessing an elusive spin move and strong stiff arm. Rosa doesn’t go down upon first contact and does a nice job of breaking through arm tackles, while gaining valuable yards after contact. He has flashed some high knees and hurdling ability; has been timed at 4.48 in the forty-yard dash, can squat 405 pounds and bench 315 pounds. Rosa owns gamebreaker speed to outrun opposing defenses and demonstrates the patience and vision to develop into an effective collegiate tailback. A lefty thrower who shows adequate touch, Rosa may have a role as a returner and could also serve as an emergency backup or wildcat quarterback for the Huskies. His best fit however, will likely come as a slasher/change of pace type back who can inject instant offense when needed.


Verbal commitment on 12/5. A dual-threat quarterback, Rosa clearly dominated the high school level of competition, as evidenced by earning Gatorade Player of the Year honors. He finished his high school career playing for head coach Jeff Papazian, leading Bristol Central High School to the CIAC quarterfinals and a 9-2 record in 2021. Accumulated 2,728 rushing yards, 849 passing yards, 49 touchdowns and 50 tackles as a senior. A four-time All-Conference selection and First Team All-State honoree as a senior. A team captain with 4.34 GPA, who also earned Academic All-Conference honors three times. Had interest from UMass. Officially committed to UConn on 12/15/21.

High School: 

Finished his high school career playing for head coach Jeff Papazian at Bristol Central High School in Connecticut. Rosa led Bristol Central to the CIAC quarterfinals and a 9-2 record in 2021 … Rushed for 2,728 yards, passed for 849 yards, and scored 41 touchdowns in his senior campaign. For his efforts, Rosa was honored as the 2021 Gatorade Connecticut State Player of the Year … Earned Academic All-Conference honors three times and selected to the All-Conference Team all four years … A First Team All-State selection as a senior.


Father Glenn Rosa and mother Deanna Rosa … Brother Nathan is a wide receiver at Western New England University … Victor was also a First Team All-State pick in the 200 Meter Dash.