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Michael Rose-Ivey
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Michael Rose-Ivey 804994
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Rockhurst

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 will return to the defense in 2015, after missing the entire 2014 season after a knee injury during fall camp. Rose-Ivey was a standout for the Blackshirts as a redshirt freshman in 2013, starting at middle linebacker in the second half of the season.

The 5-11, 240-pound Rose-Ivey has played multiple linebacker spots, but settled into the middle linebacker spot as a redshirt freshman. Rose set a Nebraska freshman record with 66 tackles in 2013, including 49 in the season’s final five games. Rose was recognized for his efforts in 2013, being named to the BTN all-freshman team.

2014 (Sophomore-Injured)
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 the middle linebacker. Rose-Ivey’s 66 tackles shattered the previous Nebraska freshman tackle record of 49 by Barrett Ruud in 2001. Rose had at least seven tackles in six games, including each of the season’s final five games. He added six tackles for loss.

Rose-Ivey had two tackles in non-conference play, with both tackles coming 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 two tackles in his second career start against Northwestern, then made 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 his redshirt freshman season 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)
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 a pair of interceptions, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Rose-Ivey was named 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 made a big impact when he was on the field, averaging nearly three tackles for loss per game. Rose-Ivey first played a key role as a sophomore, when he had a team-high 95 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a pair of fumble recoveries. Rose-Ivey played in the Under Armour All-America Bowl in Florida and was one of the defensive standouts in the game. Rose-Ivey was the first player to commit to NU’s 2012 class, making his intentions known before his junior season, and he did not take any other visits. He did have 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 and 247 Sports, while 247 Sports and ESPNU listed him among the top 150 overall prospects in the country. Rose-Ivey was listed among the top 15 inside linebackers in the country by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports. Rose-Ivey was also on the preseason watch list for the high school version of the Butkus Award.

Rose-Ivey was born on Aug. 30, 1993, and he is the son of Michael Rose Sr. and Melishe Ivey. He is majoring in journalism and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. Rose-Ivey was also a member of the 2013 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and received a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award for his efforts in the community. Rose-Ivey has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, School is Cool Week, numerous hospital, school and community rec center outreach events and is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Rose-Ivey's Career Stats























2012         Redshirt            
2013 12/7 39 27 66 6-8 0.0-0 0-0 0 1 0 2
2014         Injured            













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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