Honors & Awards
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2008)
2009 Outlook: After missing two seasons because of injuries, sophomore Eric Rose is poised to make his mark on the Husker staff • Was in line to make a major contribution to the Husker staff last year before an shoulder injury curtailed his 2008 campaign • Refocused himself in the off-season and is now healthy and in the best shape of his career • Consistently throws in the mid-to-upper 80s and showed the ability to induce ground ball outs • Has put himself in line for a significant role, either as a starter or out of the bullpen and provides another left-handed arm for the staff.
2008: Missed the 2008 season because of an shoulder injury.
2007: Rose redshirted after having back surgery in December of 2006 • Spent the summer pitching for the Hays (Kan.) Larks and Coach Frank Leo, helping the Larks to a 39-19 record and a runner-up finish at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita • Went 4-2 with three saves in 17 games, fanning 25 over 32.2 innings • Went 1-1 in three relief outings in the 2007 NBC World Series, fanning seven over eight innings and holding opponents to a .185 average.
Billings West High School: Rose was one of the top high school players in the state of Montana, playing American Legion ball for Coach Cory Hansen • Was a two-way performer who helped his American Legion team to a 52-10 record and a state title in 2006 • Dominated his opponents on the mound, going 10-2 with a 1.21 ERA and 147 strikeouts, while also hitting .413 with 50 RBIs, 19 doubles, six triples and three homers while slugging .645 • Tossed four shutouts and had seven games with at least 13 strikeouts, including an 18-strikeout, one-hitter where he retired 26 hitters in a row • Hit .300 or better in each of his four seasons of American Legion ball • Also played one season of basketball at Billings West High School • Graduated with high honors and was a member of the National Honor Society • Looked at Cal State Fullerton, San Diego State and the College of Southern Idaho before choosing Nebraska.
Personal: Born on Aug. 20, 1988, in Hagerstown, Md. • Parents are David and Karen Rose • Has one brother (Andrew) • Majors in psychology.