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Michael Rose-Ivey
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Michael Rose-Ivey 804994
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Rockhurst
Major: Sociology

Honors & Awards
» Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)
» Nebraska Freshman Tackle Record (66, 2013)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012)
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)
» Brook Berrigner Citizenship Team (2013)

2016 Season Notes
» Had a season-high 10 tackles at Iowa, bettering his eight tackles against both Wisconsin and Ohio State. Also had a TFL and 0.5 a sack.
» Shared first career sack against Wyoming

2016 Outlook
Linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey has battled through injuries the past two seasons, but is set to make an impact for the Blackshirt defense in 2016. After missing all of the 2014 season with a knee injury, Rose-Ivey fought through a nagging groin injury in 2015, but played his best football at the end of the season.

The 6-0, 230-pound Rose-Ivey is part of a strong group of linebackers that includes fellow senior Josh Banderas, juniors Chris Weber and Marcus Newby and sophomore Dedrick Young. Rose-Ivey has the versatility to play both inside and outside, but spent the entire 2015 season at the weakside linebacker position and will likely be on the outside again this fall.

Rose-Ivey recorded a Nebraska freshman record 66 tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2013. Rose-Ivey is expected to complete his degree in sociology in August.

2015 (Junior)
Rose-Ivey played in seven games, making starts against South Alabama, Miami and UCLA. He missed five of six games at midseason because of a groin injury. Rose-Ivey finished with 27 tackles and added three tackles for loss.

In his first action of 2015, Rose-Ivey had a season-high 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss against South Alabama. He had four tackles and a TFL at Miami, before leaving with a groin injury which kept him out of the next four games.

He had a tackle for loss against Northwestern, recorded three tackles against Michigan State and finished the regular season with four tackles against Iowa. Rose-Ivey added three tackles against UCLA.

2014 (Sophomore)

Rose-Ivey suffered a knee injury during fall camp and missed the 2014 season.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Rose-Ivey played in 12 games with seven starts, beginning the year as a reserve on the outside before moving to middle linebacker. His 66 tackles shattered the previous NU freshman tackle record of 49 by Barrett Ruud in 2001. Rose had at least seven tackles in six games, including each of the final five games. He added six tackles for loss. Rose-Ivey had 49 of his tackles in the final six games and was named to the BTN all-freshman team.

Rose-Ivey had his only two tackles in non-conference play against UCLA, including a two-yard tackle for loss. He made his first career start against Illinois and led the team with 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss.

Rose-Ivey had eight tackles, including four solo stops, at Michigan. He had seven tackles, including five solo stops, against Michigan State, then added eight tackles, including six solo stops, in a win at Penn State. Rose-Ivey had 17 tackles, including four tackles for loss, in the regular-season finale against Iowa. His tackle total was the most by a Husker in 2013, and the most by a Husker defender since Lavonte David had 17 at Michigan in 2011. He closed the year with nine tackles in the Gator Bowl win over Georgia.

2012 (Redshirt)
Rose-Ivey redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Rockhurst HS)
Rose-Ivey 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-Ivey made 104 tackles as a senior, including three sacks, while adding two interceptions, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He was 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-Ivey to just six games as a junior, but he averaged nearly three tackles for loss per game. Rose-Ivey had a team-high 95 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a pair of fumble recoveries as a sophomore. He played in the Under Armour All-America Bowl in Florida and was one of the defensive standouts in the game. Rose-Ivey only visited Nebraska, but had dozens of offers, including Iowa, Ohio State, Missouri, USC, Kansas and Indiana to name a few.
Rose-Ivey was ranked among the top five players in the state of Missouri by both Rivals and 247 Sports, while 247 Sports and ESPNU listed him among the top 150 overall prospects in the country.

The son of Michael Rose Sr. and Melishe Ivey, Michael Jr. was born on Aug. 30, 1993. He is majoring in sociology and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2013. Rose-Ivey was also a member of the 2013 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and received a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award. Rose-Ivey has volunteered his time with local hospital visits, Shop with a Jock and the Lincoln Marathon.

Rose-Ivey's Career Stats























2012         Redshirt            
2013 12/7 39 27 66 6-8 0.0-0 0-0 0 1 0 2
2014         Injured            

























Single-Game Highs
» Tackles
 - 17 vs. Iowa (2013)
Solo Tackles 
- 8 vs. Iowa (2013)
» Tackles for Loss - 4 vs. Iowa (2013)

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