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#9 Pete Rose
Position: Strong Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Amherst, Va.
High School: Amherst
Major: Justice Studies
Experience: 2 Letters
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Career Highlights

  • Played in 25 games in his JMU career, getting his first start against Old Dominion
  • Has 37 career tackles, with 11 solos
  • Had a career-high six tackles three times

2012: Played in all 11 games, earning his first collegiate start in the season finale against Old Dominion... Had nine tackles on the season, includingfour solos... Recorded a season-high four tackles in the season-opening win over Saint Francis (Pa.)... Also had three tackles against Old Dominion...

2011: Played in six games to earn his second letter, playing primarily on special teams... Had one tackle on the year.

2010: Saw action in 10 contests as a redshirt freshman... Made 27 tackles on the year, six of them solo, along with 1.0 sacks and one forced fumble... Had a career-high six tackles in three games against Morehead State, Delaware and at Maine... His forced fumble occurred at Richmond...

2009: Redshirted his true freshman season.

High School: Played both quarterback and defensive back during his high school career... Earned Associated Press Group AA Player of the Year as well as First-Team All-Group honors after playing quarterback and  leading Amherst to its second straight Division 4 State title his senior year... Rushed for 1,790 yards and 27 touchdowns and threw for more than 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior in 2007... Was a Second-Team All-Group selection as a defensive back his junior season... Was Ranked No. 16 in Virginia’s Top 25 recruits for 2008 by The Roanoke Times.

Personal: Parents are John and Mary Rose... Is part of three brothers that have been on the roster, as Jon graduated two years ago and Anthony is a redshirt junior.