9 Robert Rose

Robert Rose Ohio State
usaUnited States
Cleveland, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Post-OSU Update: Robert Rose was not selected in the 2010 NFL Draft, but signed with the Seahawks after the draft. Rose was waived by Seattle before the start of the season, but was picked up by the Dolphins shortly after. Despite spending time with Miami in 2010 and 2011, as well as with the Cowboys in 2012, Rose did not play in a regular season NFL game. (updated: Jul. 2023)

Major: African-American and African Studies (2008-09), Undeclared (2006-07)

Weight: 285 (2008-09), 260 (2006-07)

2009 Media Guide: Veteran who has worked to gain increased playing time at one of the defensive end spots … gifted with great size, speed and strength.

2008: Reserve defensive lineman coming off shoulder surgery … 10 tackles for the season … pass breakup and pair of tackles in Purdue win … a starter against Michigan State with the injury to Lawrence Wilson … TFL in Michigan win … third-year letterman.

2008 Media Guide: Will work to gain increased playing time at one of the defensive end spots … gifted with great size, speed and strength … has unlimited potential to succeed.

2007: Hampered by left and right shoulder injuries throughout the season … starter in four games … sack in the victory over Kent State … second-year letterman.

2007 Media Guide: Collected 3.5 sacks and was a solid contributor as a true freshman in 2006 … gifted with great size, speed and strength.

2006: Saw action in eight regular-season games … totaled seven tackles, including 3.5 quarterback sacks for 23 yards … five of his seven stops were solo… contributed on special teams with the punt return unit.

2006 Media Guide: Ranked the No. 1 defensive end prospect in the nation coming out of high school … joins a slew of former Glenville standouts on the OSU roster, including potential defensive starters Jamario O’Neal at safety and Curtis Terry at linebacker.

High School: Totaled 77 tackles, including 45 solo stops, as a senior … collected 17 quarterback sacks and 13 tackles behind the line of scrimmage … deflected five passes and had two interceptions … forced three fumbles and recovered two … first-team All-Ohio pick and named the Cuyahoga County Defensive Player of the Year … selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and also chosen for the Ohio North-South game.

Personal: Son of Robert and Shirley Rose … favorite actor is Mekhi Phifer … favorite movie is Scarface … favorite NFL player is Vernon Gholston … favorite former Buckeye is Ted Ginn Jr.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2006Ohio State7NA7523.5233.523000000
2007Ohio State1144221.551.05000100
2008Ohio State13NA10463.0201.018000200
2009Ohio State11NA10553.0312.017000200