2014 (Redshirt) Rose redshirted during his first year at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska Austin Rose was one of two Lincoln products in the Huskers' 2014 walk-on class, joining the Nebraska program after a standout career at Lincoln North Star High School. The 6-1, 220-pound Rose was limited by injury during his senior season, but still earned honorable-mention all-state recognition from the AP, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Rose put up big numbers for Coach Mark Waller in 2012, rushing for 1,403 yards and 22 touchdowns, while averaging better than 6.5 yards per carry. Rose helped the Navigators to a 7-3 record and a trip to the Class A state playoffs. Rose was also a defensive standout in helping North Star to one of its finest seasons in school history. Rose earned second-team Super State honors and first-team Class A all-state honors for his play in 2012. He was also named to the All-Heartland Conference team and to the Journal Star's All-City team. Rose was born on Oct. 6, 1995, and is the son of Deb Rose. Rose is the nephew of former Nebraska safety Mike Minter.