Honors & Awards » Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Nebraska Freshman Tackle Record (66, 2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013) » Brook Berrigner Citizenship Team (2013)
Linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey is set to return to the Blackshirt defense in 2015 after missing the entire 2014 season with a knee injury suffered during fall camp. Rose-Ivey made a quick recovery from his knee injury and was able to participate in all of spring drills.
Rose-Ivey was a standout for the Husker defense as a redshirt freshman in 2013, starting at middle linebacker in the second half of the season and setting a Nebraska freshman record for tackles. The 5-11, 240-pound Rose-Ivey has played multiple linebacker spots, but worked this spring on the outside, where he will and compete for a starting job in 2015.
2014 (Sophomore) Rose-Ivey suffered a knee injury during fall camp and missed the 2014 season.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman) Rose-Ivey played in 12 games with seven starts, beginning the year as a reserve on the outside before moving to middle linebacker. Rose-Ivey’s 66 tackles shattered the previous NU freshman tackle record of 49 by Barrett Ruud in 2001. Rose had at least seven tackles in six games, including each of the final five games. He added six tackles for loss. Rose-Ivey had 49 of his tackles in the final six games and was named to the BTN all-freshman team.
Rose-Ivey had his only two tackles in non-conference play against UCLA, including a two-yard tackle for loss. He made his first career start against Illinois and led the team with 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss.
Rose-Ivey had eight tackles, including four solo stops, at Michigan. He had seven tackles, including five solo stops against Michigan State, then added eight tackles, including six solo stops, in a win at Penn State. Rose-Ivey had 17 tackles, including four tackles for loss, in the regular-season finale against Iowa. His tackle total was the most by a Husker in 2013, and the most by a Husker defender since Lavonte David had 17 at Michigan in 2011. Rose-Ivey closed the year with nine tackles in the Huskers’ Gator Bowl win over Georgia.
2012 (Redshirt) Rose-Ivey redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.
Before Nebraska (Rockhurst HS) Rose-Ivey 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-Ivey made 104 tackles as a senior, including three sacks, while adding two interceptions, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He was 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-Ivey to just six games as a junior, but he averaged nearly three tackles for loss per game. Rose-Ivey had a team-high 95 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a pair of fumble recoveries as a sophomore. He played in the Under Armour All-America Bowl in Florida and was one of the defensive standouts in the game. Rose-Ivey only visited Nebraska, but had dozens of offers, including Iowa, Ohio State, Missouri, USC, Kansas and Indiana to name a few. Rose-Ivey was ranked among the top five players in the state of Missouri by both Rivals and 247 Sports, while 247 Sports and ESPNU listed him among the top 150 overall prospects in the country.
Personal The son of Michael Rose Sr. and Melishe Ivey, Michael Jr. was born on Aug. 30, 1993. He is majoring in sociology and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. He was an academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2013. Rose-Ivey was also a member of the 2013 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and received a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award. Rose-Ivey has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.
Rose-Ivey's Career Stats
Single-Game Highs » Tackles - 17 vs. Iowa (2013) » Solo Tackles - 8 vs. Iowa (2013) » Tackles for Loss - 4 vs. Iowa (2013)
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