Multi-purpose two-sport student-athlete at Columbia, who also competes for the Lions’ baseball team … Has totaled 401 career all-purpose yards (73 rushing, 15 receiving, 219 on kick returns and 57 on punt returns) … Played in 15 career games as a running back … Totaled 73 career rushing yards on 15 carries.
Saw action in five games as a sophomore running back … Missed the season’s first three games due to injury … Finished with 13 carries for 48 yards (3.7 yards per carry) with a long of 15 and caught one pass for three yards on season … Ran two times for six yards at Yale (Oct. 28) … Ran for eight yards on three carries vs. Penn (Oct. 14) … Rushed for a career-high 32 yards on seven carries with a long of 15 and caught one pass for three yards in first game played on the season at Marist (Oct. 7).
Saw action in 10 games with one start as a first-year running back, primary kick returner and secondary punt returner … Led the Lions with 12 kick returns for 219 yards (18.2 average) with a long of 27 yards, ranked second on the team in punt returns (8-57, long of 31 yards), rushed for 25 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 12 yards and a touchdown … Totaled 63 all-purpose yards (19 rushing, 3-44 kickoffs) at Brown (Nov. 19) … Totaled a career-high 106 all-purpose yards including four kickoff returns for 93 yards with a career-long 27 yarder and scored first career touchdown on a 13-yard reception vs. Cornell (Nov. 12) … Returned two kicks for 29 yards at Harvard (Nov. 5) … Returned three kickoffs for 53 yards with a long of 22 vs. Yale (Oct. 28) … Returned punt a career-long 31 yards at Penn (Oct. 15) … Returned punt 20 yards at Wagner (Oct. 8) … Made first career start at running back at Georgetown (Sept. 24) … Recorded first career run in season opener vs. Saint Francis U (Sept. 17).
A 2016 graduate of Second Baptist High School in Houston, Texas, where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Terry Pirtle … Three-time All-State selection as a defensive back and running back … First Team All-State selection as a senior defensive back … Three-time TAPPS All-District 4-11 honoree … Finalist for Houston Touchdown Club Ironman of the Year Award … All-Greater Houston Top-100 recruit … Rushed for over 1,074 yards and 10 touchdowns (6.6 yards per carry) on 161 carries and caught 19 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns as a senior … Named ABC Channel 13 Player of the Week after rushing for 241 yards on 16 carries and two long TD runs … Rushed for four touchdowns and 184 yards on 15 carries vs. Westbury Christian … Rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries (12.5 yards per carry) vs. San Antonio Cornerstone … Rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown vs. Regents School of Austin … Ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries vs. St. John … Led the Eagles to a 6-5 overall record and 4-1 district record as a senior … Rushed for 1,177 yards and 14 touchdowns on 164 carries (7.1 yards per carry), caught 13 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns and intercepted three passes as a junior … Rushed for 1,165 yards and 12 touchdowns on 141 carries and intercepted five passes as a sophomore … Rushed for 142 yards on only 13 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown run vs. Lutheran Concordia … Led the Eagles to a 7-4 overall record and 5-1 district record as a sophomore … Rated a three-star prospect, the No. 99 athlete in Texas and No. 156 player in the state of Texas by 247sports … Three-star recruit, ranked the state’s No. 20 running back and Midland’s No. 24 player by Scout.com … Member of Dave Campbell’s Texas Top-150 recruits … Also played basketball and baseball … Guided Second Baptist to the 2014 Texas State Baseball Championship as a junior … Team won a 7-2 state title game victory over Midland Christian.
Born Lynnard Rose on November 27, 1998 … Son of Lynden, Sr. and Marilyn Rose … Has a brother Lynden, Jr. (L.J.) and sister Madelyn … Father Lynden started at point guard at the University of Houston from 1980-82 … Father played on the famous “Phi Slamma Jamma” teams of the 1980s with Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Michael Young … Father is a Bahamas native … Mother is a member of the Board of Trustees at Texas Southern University … Brother L.J. played on the basketball team at Houston and at BYU … Late uncle Cecile Rose also starred for Houston, leading them to the NIT championship game in 1977 and an NCAA Tournament berth in 1978 … High school teammate Tayte Doddy plays football at Penn … Plays on Columbia’s baseball team … An outfielder who saw action in four games for the Lions as a freshman … High school baseball coach was former Houston Astros player Lance Berkman and assistant coach was Andy Pettitte … Committed to Columbia on January 29, 2016 … Chose Columbia over offers from all eight Ivy League schools, Houston, Rice, UTEP, SMU and interest from Alabama, Baylor, Stanford, Texas, Florida State, Oklahoma State and Southern California … Enrolled at Columbia College.