Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Leeds, Ala.
High School: Leeds
Other College: Auburn


Cornerback Jonathan Rose was a key member of the Nebraska defense and special teams for each of his final three seasons in Lincoln. At 6-1, 195, Rose had the ability to match up with taller opposing receivers.

In addition to his work at cornerback, Rose excelled on coverage units, particularly in 2014 when he helped Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s best in those areas. Rose began his college career at Auburn in 2011, before transferring to Nebraska before the 2012 season.

2015 (Senior)
Rose played in nine games and made five starts at cornerback. He totaled 42 tackles, including 30 solo stops and had a tackle for loss. Rose ranked among the Huskers’ team leaders with seven pass breakups, including a career-best three PBU at Rutgers. He had his only career interception against Michigan State, returning the pick 12 yards. Rose had at least five tackles three times, including a career-high eight stops against both South Alabama and Minnesota.

2014 (Junior)
Rose played in all 13 games and finished with 18 tackles, including 13 solo stops and a pass breakup. Rose had a season-high three tackles four times (Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, Miami and Wisconsin). He had his first career break-up at Fresno State. Rose was one of NU’s top tacklers on special teams, notching eight stops on coverage units.

2013 (Sophomore)
Rose played in 10 games as a reserve cornerback and on special teams, including action in each of the final six games. Rose had a fumble recovery against South Dakota State.

2012 (Redshirt)
Rose sat out the 2012 season as a transfer after beginning his career at Auburn in 2011. 

Before Nebraska (Leeds HS/Auburn)
Rose played in nine games as a true freshman at Auburn in 2011. He had a pair of solo tackles in a win over Ole Miss. Before Auburn, Rose was one of the nation’s top prep cornerbacks at Leeds High School, and finished fourth in the voting for Alabama Mr. Football as a senior. He led Leeds to the Class 3A state title in 2010, returning an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and scoring on a 38-yard pass reception in the title game. He had 73 tackles and five interceptions as a senior after recording 62 tackles with three interceptions and 29 breakups as a junior. Rose also had six catches for 237 yards (39.5 ypc) and four touchdowns as a junior, averaging 24.7 yards on punt returns and 38.3 yards on kickoff returns.

He was named the nation’s No. 3 cornerback, the No. 2 player from the state of Alabama and the No. 66 player nationally by as a senior. In addition to being selected as a SuperPrep All-American, he was chosen to play for the East squad at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season..

The son of Charles and Felicia Rose, Jonathan was born on July 19, 1993. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.

Rose's Career Statistics























2012           Redshirt
2013 10/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0
2014 13/0 13 5 18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0


2015 9/5 30 12 42 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 7 1


Total 32/5 43
17 60 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 8 0 0

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles–8 vs. South Alabama, at Minnesota (2015)

» Pass Breakups–3 at Rutgers (2015)
» Interceptions–1 vs. Michigan State (2015)

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