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Jonathan Rose
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Jonathan Rose 918117
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Leeds, Ala.
High School: Leeds
Other College: Auburn

Cornerback Jonathan Rose saw significant action in the secondary in 2014, and continued to be a key member of the Husker special teams. Rose should compete for a starting cornerback spot in 2015, one of Nebraska’s deepest and most talented positions. The 6-1, 195-pound Rose has great length for the corner position, allowing him to match up with large opposing receivers.

Rose was excellent on the Huskers’ coverage units in 2014, helping Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s best on punt and kickoff coverage. He began his career at Auburn before transferring to Nebraska. Rose is majoring in ethnic studies and is on track to earn his degree in December.

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 0
Total 23/0 13
18 0-0 0.0-0 0-1 0 1 0 0
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