Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
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. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.