Iowa State LB Mike Rose Lands on Senior Bowl Watch List & College Football America Yearbook’s 2021 Big 12 Preseason Starting Lineup

Mike Rose

Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose is on both the Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List and the 2021 College Football America Yearbook Preseason Big 12 Starting Lineup.

Rose is one of 13 Big 12 players on the College Football America Yearbook Starting Lineup that also made it onto the Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List.

Rose is the reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He also earned First- and Second-Team All-America honors from several outlets in 2020.

Iowa State reached the Big 12 Championship Game, before losing to Oklahoma. The Cyclones won the Fiesta Bowl over Oregon.

The 2021 College Football America Yearbook features seven pages of Big 12 content, including an overall preview of the conference race, a spotlight piece on a stadium, the Big 12 Starting Lineup, all team schedules and a half-page devoted to each program.

The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

Only college seniors and fourth-year junior graduates are eligible for the game. Fourth-year junior graduates must have graduated by the December prior to the game to be eligible.

The Senior Bowl will be played on Feb. 5, 2022, in Mobile, Alabama. In the 2021 NFL Draft, 106 Senior Bowl players were drafted, with 36 of them taken in the first three rounds.

2021 College Football America Big 12 Preseason Starting Lineup

(Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List Players in Bold)

Pos. Player, School, Class


QB Brock Purdy, Iowa State, Sr.

RB Breece Hall, Iowa State, Jr.

RB Leddie Brown, West Virginia, Sr.

WR Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State, Sr.

WR Erik Ezukanma, Texas Tech, Jr.

TE Charlie Kolar, Iowa State, Sr.

OL Derek Schweiger, Iowa State, Sr.

OL Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma, Sr.

OL Weston Wright, Texas Tech, Jr.

OL Josh Sills, Oklahoma State, Sr.

C Colin Newell, Iowa State, Sr.


DL Will McDonald IV, Iowa State, Jr.

DL Isaiah Thomas, Oklahoma, Sr.

DL Ochaun Mathis, TCU, Jr.

DL Akheem Mesidor, West Virginia, So.

LB Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma, Jr.

LB Mike Rose, Iowa State, Sr.

LB Terrel Bernard, Baylor, Sr.

DB Isheem Young, Iowa State, So.

DB Kolby Harvell-Peel, Oklahoma State, Sr.

DB Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU, Jr.

DB Jalen Pitre, Baylor, Sr.


PK Gabe Brkic, Oklahoma, Jr.

P Austin McNamara, Texas Tech, Jr.

KR D’Shawn Jamison, Texas, Sr.

PR Phillip Brooks, K-State, Jr.

AP Deuce Vaughn, K-State, So.

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