Honors & Awards
- Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)
- Nebraska Freshman Tackle Record (57)
- Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Redshirt freshman linebacker Michael Rose emerged during the season to become a reliable performer in the middle of the Nebraska defense. Rose’s success during the latter half of the season coincided with the Huskers’ improved defensive effort in the final few games of the regular season.
Rose played in 11 games with six starts in 2013. He began the season serving as a reserve at the outside linebacker spot, before settling into the middle halfway through the season. The 5-11, 230-pound Rose took over the starting MIKE linebacker job for good in the final five games of the year and became one of the Huskers’ most consistent defenders.
The Kansas City area native finished the season with 57 tackles, with 40 of his tackles in the final four games, including a team-season-high 17 tackles against Iowa. He also had double-figure tackles with 11 against Illinois. Rose also had six tackles for loss, including four against the Hawkeyes. The 57 tackles by Rose is the most ever by a Husker freshman surpassing the 49 tackles by Barrett Ruud in 2001.
Rose was recognized for his efforts being named to the BTN all-freshman team. Rose is also one of 30 Huskers named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Wyoming: Did not play in the season opener. Southern Miss: Came off the bench and saw time at linebacker, but did not record any stats. UCLA: Totaled two tackles off the bench, his first tackles at Nebraska... produced a TFL that resulted in a two-yard loss. SDSU: Played against the Jackrabbits, but didn’t record any stats. Illinois: Made his first career start and made the most of it by leading the team with a then-career-high 11 tackles... added his second TFL of the season. Purdue: Saw time off the bench, but didn’t record any stats. Minnesota: Came off the bench to make a pair of tackles. Northwestern: Made his second career start... produced a pair of solo tackles. Michigan: Started and led the Huskers in tackles with eight, including four solo stops. Michigan State: Produced seven tackles, including five solo stops, from his MIKE linebacker spot. Penn State: Tied for second on the team with eight tackles, including a team-high six solo stops. Iowa: Finished with a career-high 17 tackles, bettering his previous high of 11 against Illinois... 17 tackles were the most by any Husker in 2013, bettering David Santos’ 13 tackles at Minnesota, and most since Lavonte David had 17 tackles at Michigan in 2011... had a season-high four tackles for loss after entering the game with two tackles for loss
Michael Rose redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Rockhurst)
Rose was part of an impressive group of linebackers in NU’s 2012 class. The 5-11, 230-pound Rose is one of four standouts expected to begin their Husker careers in the linebacking corps. Rose was a playmaker for Coach Tony Severino at Rockhurst (Mo.) High School, helping his team to a 10-2 record and a trip to the Class 6 quarterfinals in 2011. Rose made 104 tackles as a senior, including three sacks, while adding a pair of interceptions, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Rose was named a first-team Class 6 all-state pick by the Missouri Coaches Association and an All-Metro selection by the Kansas City Star. Injuries limited Rose to just six games as a junior, but he made a big impact when he was on the field, averaging nearly three tackles for loss per game. Rose first played a key role as a sophomore, when he had a team-high 95 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a pair of fumble recoveries. Rose played in the Under Armour All-America Bowl in Florida and was one of the defensive standouts in the game. Rose was the first player to commit to NU’s 2012 class, making his intentions known before his junior season, and he did not take any other visits. He did have dozens of offers including Iowa, Ohio State, Missouri, USC, Kansas and Indiana to name a few. Rose was ranked among the top five players in the state of Missouri by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports, and 247 and ESPNU listed him among the top 150 overall prospects in the country. Rose was listed among the top 15 inside linebackers in the country by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports. Rose was also on the preseason watch list for the high school version of the Butkus Award.
Rose was born on Aug. 30, 1993, and he is the son of Michael Rose Sr. and Melishe Ivey. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.
» Tackles - 2 vs. UCLA
» Solo Tackles - 2 vs. UCLA
» Tackles for Loss
» Sacks - None
» Interceptions - None
» Pass Break-Up's - None