Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016)
Lincoln native Austin Rose has been a valuable reserve in the offensive backfield and on special teams the past two seasons, and he will look to compete for playing time in both areas in 2017. The 6-1, 225-pound Rose brings good size to the Husker backfield and had a strong performance in the spring. Rose joined the Husker program as a walk-on from Lincoln North Star High School.
Rose added depth in the backfield and made his first game appearance on special teams against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Rose provided depth at I-back, but did not see game action.
Rose redshirted and worked on the scout team offense in 2014.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln North Star HS)
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 also was named to the All-Heartland Conference team and to the Journal Star’s All-City team.
The son of Deb Rose, Austin was born on Oct. 6, 1995. He is a criminology and criminal justice major. Rose has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times. Rose has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits as part of NU’s community outreach efforts. Rose is the nephew of former Nebraska safety Mike Minter.