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#14 Jonathan Rose
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Leeds, Ala.
High School: Leeds
Other College: Auburn

Cornerback Jonathan Rose saw significant action in the secondary in 2014, and continued to be a key member of the Husker special teams. Rose could compete for a starting cornerback spot this spring, following the graduation of three-year starter Josh Mitchell.

The 6-1, 195-pound Rose was excellent on the Huskers’ coverage units, helping Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s best on punt and kickoff coverage. Rose began his career at Auburn before transferring to Nebraska.

2014 (Junior)
Rose played in all 13 games and finished the year with 18 tackles, including 13 solo stops and a pass breakup. Rose had a season-high three tackles four times against Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, Miami and Wisconsin. He had his first career break-up at Fresno State. Rose was one of NU’s top special teams’ tacklers, with eight stops on coverage, including two in each of the first two games.

2013 (Sophomore)
Rose played in 10 games as a reserve cornerback and on Nebraska’s special teams units, including seeing action in each of the final six games. Rose had a fumble recovery against South Dakota State.

2012 (Redshirt)
Rose sat out the 2012 season as a transfer after beginning his career at Auburn in 2011, where he had two tackles in nine games.

Before Nebraska (Auburn/Leeds HS)
Rose played in nine games as a true freshman at Auburn in 2011. He recorded two tackles on the season, a pair of solo stops in a win over Ole Miss. Before Auburn, Rose was one of the nation’s top prep cornerbacks at Leeds High School in Leeds, Ala. He finished fourth in the voting for Alabama Mr. Football as a senior. He led Leeds to the Class 3A state title in 2010, returning an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and scoring on a 38-yard pass reception in the title game. He totaled 73 tackles and five interceptions during his senior year after recording 62 tackles with three interceptions and 29 pass break-ups as a junior. Rose also had six catches for 237 yards (39.5 ypc) and four touchdowns as a junior, averaging 24.7 yards on punt returns and 38.3 yards on kickoff returns.

He was named the nation’s No. 3 cornerback, the No. 2 player from the state of Alabama and the No. 66 player nationally by Rivals.com as a senior. He was also rated as the No. 8 cornerback in the nation, the No. 3 recruit from Alabama and the No. 88 player overall nationally by 247 Sports.

In addition to being selected as a SuperPrep All-American, he was chosen to play for the East squad at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season.Locally, Rose was named to the Super 12 team and tabbed as the 2010 3A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior, when he was also No. 2 on the Birmingham News’ list of the Alabama Super Seniors. Rose participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, breaking up three passes and intercepting another.

Personal
Rose is the son of Charles and Felicia Rose. He was born on July 19, 1993. Rose is majoring in ethnic studies. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, team hospital visits and community rec center visits.

Rose's Career Statistics

 

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Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

INT  

Hry.

2012           Redshirt
         
2013 10/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0
2014 13/0 13 5 18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
Total 23/0 13
5
18 0-0 0.0-0 0-1 0 1 0 0