Cornerback Jonathan Rose contributed in the Husker secondary and on special teams in his first season of playing action in the Nebraska program in 2013. The 6-1, 190-pound Rose began his college career at Auburn in 2011, but transferred after seeing action as a true freshman with the Tigers.
Rose is in line to compete for a much more significant role for the Huskers in 2014, with the graduation of senior cornerbacks Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans. Rose brings a long, athletic frame to the position and has good coverage skills. He also made contributions on the Huskers’ special teams last fall and could continue in that role.
Rose played in 10 games as a reserve cornerback and on Nebraska’s special teams units, including seeing action in each of the final six games. Rose had a fumble recovery against South Dakota State.
Rose redshirted the 2012 season after transferring from Auburn.
Before Nebraska (Auburn/Leeds HS)
Rose played in nine games as a true freshman at Auburn in 2011. He recorded two tackles on season, a pair of solo stops in a win over Ole Miss. Rose also saw the field against Florida Atlantic, South Carolina, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Samford, Alabama and Virginia.
Before Auburn, Rose was one of the nation's top prep cornerbacks at Leeds High School in Leeds, Ala. 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 Rivals.com as a senior. He was also rated as the No. 8 cornerback in the nation, the No. 3 recruit from Alabama and the No. 88 player overall nationally by 247Sports and was listed as No. 11 cornerback nationally by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. Rose was also considered among the nation's top 20 cornerbacks by MaxPreps, Scout.com and SuperPrep.
Rose was named to the PrepStar Dream Team as the No. 53-ranked player in the nation, in addition to being selected as a SuperPrep All-American. He was selected to play for the East squad at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season.
Locally, Rose was named to the Super 12 team and tabbed as the 2010 3A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior, when he was also No. 2 on the Birmingham News' list of the Alabama Super Seniors. Rose also participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, breaking up three passes and intercepting another.
He finished fourth in the voting for Alabama Mr. Football as a senior, when he led Leeds to the Class 3A state title, returning an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and scoring on a 38-yard pass reception in the title game. He totaled 73 tackles and five interceptions during his senior year, after recorded 62 tackles with three interceptions and 29 pass break-ups as a junior. Rose also had six catches for an average of 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.
Jonathan Rose is the son of Charles and Felicia Rose. He was born on July 19, 1993.
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