4
Mike Rose
Mike Rose

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Kettering Alter High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 206

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
12/07/1975



1999: Has started all 11 games ? has 55 tackles to rank fifth on team ? has 36 solo tackles ? has 10 tackles for loss and three sacks ? forced three fumbles and recovered two ? broke up three passes ? named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player-of-the-Week after recording seven tackles against Notre Dame on Sept. 11, including game-saving 9-yard drop of Fighting Irish quarterback Jarious Jackson on final play ? the play was recognized as the ABC Sports Play-of-the-Day ? returned interception for 25-yard touchdown at Central Florida on Sept. 4 and grabbed a one-handed pick against Notre Dame.

1998: Played in 11 games, starting four ... missed two games due to a concussion suffered at Penn State on Oct. 17 ... had 30 tackles, including four for loss ... had four tackles, including two for loss, at Notre Dame on Sept. 26 ... had four tackles, including one for loss, and a pass breakup at Northwestern on Nov. 7.

1997: Played in all 12 games, including 11 starts ... third on team with 86 tackles (44 solo), including seven for 20 yards in losses ... tied for team lead and ranked sixth in the Big Ten with four interceptions for 80 yards in returns ... third on the squad with five pass breakups ... recovered two fumbles (26 return yards) and caused one fumble ... led defense with three touchdowns (two on interceptions against Northwestern on Sept. 17 and Indiana on Nov. 22, and one on a fumble recovery at Illinois on Oct. 25) ... Big Ten Defensive-Player-of-the-Week with a Ross-Ade Stadium record-tying three interceptions against Northwestern ... tied school record with two fumble recoveries at Illinois ... had three double-figure tackle efforts, including a career-high 13 stops against Wisconsin on Oct. 18.

1996: Played in final six games (seven overall) on special teams ... missed four contests due to sprained knee.

High School: Greater Cincinnati first team defense ... BlueChip All-Midwest Region preseason team ... team Most Valuable Player as junior and senior ... three-time first team All-Greater Catholic League selection as a two-way player ... had 71 tackles, three fumble recoveries and led league with seven interceptions as senior ... on offense rushed 112 times for 673 yards with 11 touchdowns and also caught 23 passes for 450 yards with four touchdowns ... named league's Back-of-the-Year, all-state and All-Southwest Ohio twice each ... coach was Chris Roark ... outstanding baseball prospect who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1996 amateur draft ... two-time All-American ... prep baseball team won 1991 NABF national title.

Personal: Given name is Michael Brandon Rose ... born Dec. 7, 1977 ... communication major ... enjoys all sports and Pink Floyd music ... outfielder on Purdue's baseball team ... batted .264 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 1997 and .308 with one homer and 27 RBI in 1999 (he redshirted in 1998).

Defense

Year Solo Ast. Tot. Tl.-Yds. Sacks-Yds. 1996 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 1997 44 42 86 7-20 1-6 1998 19 11 30 4-4 1-1 1999 36 19 55 10-47 3-25

Totals 99 72 171 21-71 5-32

Year PBU FF FR Int. BK 1996 0 0 0 0 0 1997 5 1 2 4 0 1998 1 0 0 0 0 1999 3 2 3 2 0

Totals 9 3 5 6 0