Sophomore running back who will be in stiff competition for playing time in a loaded backfield…stepped in and stepped up when he took over for Nephi Garcia during the last two games of 2013…rushing for a combined 153 yards and three touchdowns in the last two weeks of the season…has 319 career rushing yards on 76 carries with four touchdowns in 10 career contests…has two starts under his belt.
2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Running back who saw significant playing time at the tail end of the season...ranked third on the squad with 319 yards rushing on 76 carries, an average of 4.2 yards with four TDs…caught eight passes for 39 yards and hauled in a pass in each of the Cougars’ last four contests… rushed seven times for nine yards and caught two passes for eight yards in the season opener against Minnesota Duluth…did not play against Northern State…had one carry for four yards in the loss at U-Mary…came off the bench to rush six times for 23 yards including his first career touchdown, a one-yard burst into the endzone that capped the Cougars’ scoring in their 52-7 rout of Minnesota Crookston…rushed for 30 yards on eight attempts at SMSU…carried 11 times for 54 yards including a 21-yard rush versus Winona State…had nine carries for 29 yards at Concordia-St. Paul…rushed for 16 yards on six attempts against Augustana…held to one yard on two carries in the loss at Upper Iowa…made his first career start against No. 1 Minnesota State and finished with 42 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown…had a career day in USF’s season finale at Wayne State, where he carried the ball 15 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns (all career-highs)…had a 52-yard touchdown scamper in that contest, also a career-best effort.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Cumberland...four-year letterwinner in football...accumulated a total of 5,111 career yards (3,298 rushing and 1,813 receiving) and 71 touchdowns...rushed for 1,450 yards and 29 touchdowns, while recording 37 receptions for 597 yards and three scores, earning all-state honorable mention, all-region, all-Northwest, all-Pioneer Press and all-conference honors as a senior...selected to play in 2012 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game...also four-year letterwinner in basketball and was named all-conference during his senior campaign...two-time letterwinner in baseball and one-year letterwinner in track & field...member of the National Honor Society...graduated with honors.
PERSONAL: Son of Barry & Tammy Rose...born Nov. 1, 1993...has two brothers, Cody and Payton...plans to double major in business administration and sports management...volunteer basketball coach and referees middle school basketball.