LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose returned to the field for the first time on Saturday since 2013 - registering 10 total tackles. On Monday, he was rewarded for his effort.
Rose found a Blackshirt in his locker.
“He worked extremely hard, he still had to work hard to rehabilitate himself, he had to gain trust in his knee, he had to learn a new system, play for a new set of coaches, he did a great job over the summer,” Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker said. “He was one of the leaders coming out of summer camp, and he picked up where he left off. He was playing at a very high level. We had to shut him down a little bit and get other guys reps into the first game and then it came time to award the Blackshirts, [but] he still had to sit out a game and that was very difficult. So it was a pleasure giving him that shirt.”
In the video above, Rose talks about getting a Blackshirt, the Huskers' rivalary with Miami and hopefully playing at full strength this weekend at the linebacker spot.