2016 Nebraska Profile: Michael Rose-Ivey

A look at Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivery in 2016.


Year: Redshirt senior

2015 recap:

After missing the 2014 season with a knee-injury, Rose was able to give the Huskers’ seven games last season with three starts. Throughout much of the year Rose was bothered by a groin injury, but recorded 27 tackles and three tackles for loss. The redshirt junior spent the season at the weakside linebacker position and was a solid defensive presence late in the year.

2016 preview:

When 100 percent, the Kansas City native is a big asset to the linebacker position - especially on run defense. Rose will look to have a similar season as 2013, when he logged 66 tackles as a redshirt freshman.

With Nebraska’s linebacker depth and Rose’s history of injury, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Husker coaching staff try to keep Rose fresh. Linebacker Marcus Newby started six contests, proving to be a solid linebacker in pass coverage. The pair of Rose and Newby could compliment each other well, alongside starters Dedrick Young and Josh Banderas. Both will likely play,  but this could be one of the more interesting position battles this fall. Newburgh had a solid spring. We wouldn't lock Rose-Ivey as a starter just yet, despite that being a common trend  

How he ended up in Lincoln:

The first commitment in the 2012 class, Rose committed in July of 2010, briefly opening up his recruitment for a short while. Despite offers from Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, the Under Armour All-American never really considered other offers.

His senior year Rose recorded 104 tackles and three sacks. He was named to the Missouri AP All-State first-team and was a Gatorade Missouri high school Player of the Year finalist.

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