Published Saturday, June 22, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 6:39 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 42 Michael Rose
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2013 football season.

Michael Rose | 5-11 | 230 pounds | RFr. | Linebacker

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A natural leader with a strong, outgoing personality, Rose will be one of three players battling for time at middle linebacker, where Will Compton patrolled the field as a senior last year. In his redshirt year, this former four-star recruit learned the ropes of NU’s defense.

Squat and sturdy to stop the run, Rose always possesses good instincts to defend the pass, as evidenced by an interception in the 2012 Under Armour All-American game.

Regardless of if he wins the starting middle job — David Santos is the favorite — Rose should be a factor on special teams.

Previous entries:
>> Honorable mentions
>> No. 50: Vincent Valentine
>> No. 49: Cethan Carter
>> No. 48: Gabe Miller
>> No. 47: Chongo Kondolo
>> No. 46: Taariq Allen
>> No. 45: Paul Thurston
>> No. 44: Mauro Bondi
>> No. 43: Sam Cotton

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