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Michael Rose-Ivey
Player Profile:
Michael Rose-Ivey 804994
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 240
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Rockhurst
Major: Sociology

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)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

Linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey put together a productive Nebraska career despite battling injuries during the second half of his time in Lincoln. Rose-Ivey was a regular in the starting linebacker corps as a Husker and had a strong senior season helping Nebraska rank as one of the nation's most improved defenses.

Rose-Ivey finished his career with 163 tackles, including 70 during his senior season. He also had a Nebraska freshman record 66 tackles in 2013. Rose-Ivey showed great versatility and the ability to play both inside and outside for the Blackshirts. 

Rose-Ivey completed his degree in sociology in August of 2016 and played his senior season as a graduate student.

2016 (Senior)
Rose-Ivey played in all 13 games and made eight starts at linebacker. He finished the year with 70 tackles, including 30 solo stops, while adding eight tackles for loss to tie for the second-most on the team. Rose-Ivey had at least six tackles in seven games, including a season-high 10 stops at Iowa. 

Rose-Ivey had five tackles and shared his first career sack in a win over Wyoming, then had six tackles and a tackle for loss in a key non-conference win over Oregon. He registered six tackles and a tackle for loss against Illinois, before posting eight tackles against both Wisconsin and Ohio State in back-to-back road games. Rose-Ivey had six tackles and a tackle for loss on Senior Day against Maryland, before his season-high 10 tackles and a sack at Iowa. He capped his career with six tackles against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl. 

2015 (Junior)
Rose-Ivey played in seven games, making starts against South Alabama, Miami and UCLA. He missed five of six games at midseason because of a groin injury. Rose-Ivey finished with 27 tackles and added three tackles for loss.

In his first action of 2015, Rose-Ivey had a season-high 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss against South Alabama. He had four tackles and a TFL at Miami, before leaving with a groin injury which kept him out of the next four games.

He had a tackle for loss against Northwestern, recorded three tackles against Michigan State and finished the regular season with four tackles against Iowa. Rose-Ivey added three tackles against UCLA.

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. His 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. He closed the year with nine tackles in the 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 majored in sociology and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2013. Rose-Ivey was a member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013) and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017). He earned a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2013. Rose-Ivey has volunteered his time with local hospital visits, Shop with a Jock and the Lincoln Marathon.

Rose-Ivey's Career Stats

 

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Tackles

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

INT

Hry.

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

2015

7/3

11

16

27

3-3

0.0-0

0-0

0

1

0

1

2016

13/8

30

40

70

8-17

1-9

0-0

0

0

0

1

Totals

32/18

80

83

163

17-28

1.0-9

0-0

0

2

0

4

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles
 - 17 vs. Iowa (2013)
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Solo Tackles 
- 8 vs. Iowa (2013)
» Tackles for Loss - 4 vs. Iowa (2013)

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