Cristiano Rosa began his kicking career with with Shelton Youth Football in 8th grade.
“A bunch of my friends challenged me to kick the football. I was horrible at it. Because of that I became addicted to getting better. It’s a real passion of mine,” Rosa said. “Nick Andrade would come out to my youth practices and help me. We became friends in high school. He was the kicker my freshman year. We would meet up and go kick together.”