Miami Dolphins promote rising Canadian scout Chris Rossetti

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The Miami Dolphins have promoted Canadian scout Chris Rossetti.

Rossetti was hired by the Dolphins in June 2015 as a Pro Scout. He’s earned the new title of Assistant Director of Pro Scouting with Miami.

The Mississauga native has loved football since he was a kid. He starred at quarterback for the St. Michael’s College Kerry Blues in high school while leading the team to three Metro Bowl victories.

Rossetti spent four years at the University of Guelph playing for the Gryphons football team and graduating with a degree in history. In 2010 Rossetti threw for nearly 1,500 yards (206.7 per game) with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 58.2 percent of his passes.

“My time as a Gryphon allowed me to understand and develop the work ethic and dedication necessary for success,” Rossetti said. “The skills I learned at the University of Guelph, as a student and as an athlete, are directly applicable in my everyday life and have truly helped me get to where I am today.”

The Toronto Argonauts hired Rossetti as a scouting assistant in 2012. During his first season with the Argos the franchise won the 100th Grey Cup on home turf at the Rogers Centre. The following season Rossetti was promoted to player personnel assistant and in 2014 he was named the team’s director of player personnel.

Rossetti regularly dealt with NFL teams during his time with the double blue. He would attend NFL training camps and games to evaluate players for the Argos. That’s how relationships were formed with talent evaluators south of the border. Following interest from several NFL teams, Rossetti chose to accept the Dolphins offer.

Aside from evaluating talent on the Dolphins roster, Rossetti is assigned scouting duties for opposing teams during the season. The reports he produces are part of advanced scouting which helps the Dolphins prepare for game day against upcoming opponents.

During the NFL pre-season and regular season, Rossetti keeps an eye on other teams around the league, specifically players who were recently cut, injured, or became free agents. His feedback helps Miami’s upper football management determine if an individual is worth taking a chance on by claiming on waivers or signing as a free agent.

Rossetti has worked alongside current Dolphins general manager Chris Grier, who has been with the fish since 2000, his entire time in Miami.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.