2018 Akron Football Roster

Ulysees Gilbert

5 Ulysees Gilbert III

  • Position
    LB
  • Class
    Senior
  • Height
    6-1
  • Weight
    230
  • Hometown
    Ocala, Fla.
  • Highschool
    Trinity Catholic HS

Biography

Played in EVERY game of his collegiate career.
 
As a Senior (2018):  2019 East-West Shrine Game invitee … second-team All-MAC … Captain … started all 12 games at Sam linebacker … one of nine Zips to start every game … tied the school record for most games played in his collegiate career (51) … second on defense with 85 tackles, 7.5 TFL, two fumble recoveries, two touchdowns, and a break-up ... in the win over Morgan State, led the Zips with six tackles ... in the stunning win at Northwestern, had six tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown, the second of his career ... at Iowa State, led the defense with 12 tackles ... against Miami, had three tackles, including 2.0 TFL, and a 46-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, his second this season ... at Buffalo, = had six tackles and a break-up ... in the win at Kent State, had eight tackles, including 3.0 TFL for a loss of eight yards ... in the win over Central Michigan, had 10 tackles, including 1.5 TFL ... against Northern Illinois, had seven tackles ... at Eastern Michigan, led UA with 11 tackles, including eight solo stops ... against Bowling Green, had five tackles ... at Ohio, had five tackles ... at South Carolina, had six tackles, including five solo stops … lettered … named to the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch Lists … preseason first-team All-MAC by Athlon Sports … named the co-Defensive MVP following spring drills.
 
As a Junior (2017):  First-team All-MAC … first-team All-MAC by Phil Steele … Defensive MVP … MAC Defensive Player of the Week twice (Sept. 11, Nov. 27) … Summa Health Student-Athlete of the Week twice (Sept. 11, Oct. 16) … started all 14 games at Will linebacker … one of only eight Zips to start every game … led the Zips with 141 tackles (58 more than the next Zip), 9.5 TFL, a team-best five sacks, five hurries, four break-ups, three interceptions, and a fumble recovery … also scored two touchdowns for 123 points … ranked No. 15 nationally in total tackles (10.0) … in the Boca Raton Bowl, led the defense with 13 tackles … in the MAC Championship game against Toledo, intercepted the ball in the second quarter and returned it 25 yards … it was his third career interception … finished with a team-high 10 tackles … in the win over Kent State, made his first career fumble recovery as time expired in the second quarter, returning it 40 yards for a touchdown … the touchdown was the linebacker’s fourth of his career as he has two from interception returns and one from a punt return … finished the game with a game-high 14 tackles … in the win over Ohio, led the Zips with 11 tackles, including a TFL for a loss of three yards … had seven tackles at Miami … in the win over Buffalo, had nine tackles … at Toledo, had eight tackles and an interception … in the win at Western Michigan, had 10 tackles and a two-yard sack to end the game and seal the Zips’ third consecutive victory en route to Zips’ Summa Health Student-Athlete of the Week honors … in the win over Ball State, led the defense with 13 tackles, an eight-yard sack, two hurries, and a break-up … in the MAC win at Bowling Green, led the defense with 11 tackles and a sack … at Troy, had seven tackles, a break-up, and a hurry … against Iowa State, led the defense with 12 tackles … in the win over Arkansas Pine Bluff, led the defense with 10 tackles, a sack, and an interception en route to MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors … also scored a touchdown on his first career interception, returning the ball 30 yards to put UA ahead, 24-0 … had five tackles at No. 6 Penn State … lettered … named to the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Watch List … preseason first-team All-MAC by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness.
 
As a Sophomore (2016):  First-team All-MAC … first-team All-MAC by Phil Steele … team’s Defensive MVP … CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee … MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-MAC … started all 12 games at Will linebacker ... one of only seven Zips to start every game … also saw action on the kickoff and punt return units … Zips’ defensive leader with 122 tackles, a team-best 11.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks, a team-best eight hurries, three break-ups, and two forced fumbles … nationally ranked at No. 9 in total tackles (10.2) and No. 23 in solo tackles (5.4) … had five tackles at Ohio … against Bowling Green, had 10 tackles, 3.0 TFL and 2.0 sacks for a loss of 21 yards, a forced fumble, and a hurry … had six tackles and a break-up against Toledo … at Buffalo, had six tackles, two break-ups, and a hurry … in the win at Ball State, led the defense with a career-high 17 tackles, including a career-best 12 assists … had 13 tackles and a forced fumble against No. 23 Western Michigan … in the win over Miami, led UA with nine tackles … in the win at Kent State, led the defense with a career-high 16 tackles, including a career-best 10 solo stops and a career-high 3.0 TFL en route to MAC Defensive Player of the Week and Zips’ Student-Athlete of the honors … against Appalachian State, had a career-high 13 tackles, including seven solo stops … in the win at Marshall, led the Zips with 10 tackles and a hurry … had six tackles and a sack for a loss of six yards at No. 10 Wisconsin … in the win over VMI, led the Zips with 10 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two hurries … lettered.
 
As a Freshman (2015):  Played in all 13 games … also played on the kickoff, kickoff return, and punt return units … had 11 tackles and a blocked kick on the season … in the win at Miami (Ohio), had a tackle and blocked a punt … had three tackles at Bowling Green … had two solo stops in the win over Savannah State … made collegiate debut at No. 19 Oklahoma and had a solo tackle … lettered.
 
High School: Consensus three-star linebacker for coach John Brantley at Trinity Catholic HS … Marion County Defensive Player of the Year … named team’s MVP … as a senior, had 128 tackles, 17 TFL, a sack, three interceptions and a break-up … recovered a fumble and scored a touchdown … also rushed for a 5-yard touchdown … as a junior, had 141 tackles, 15 TFL, seven sacks, and a forced fumble … also played basketball for two seasons … as a senior, received the President’s Award for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average all four years.
 
Personal:  Ulysees Lovett Gilbert III … born August 9, 1997 … parents are Beverly Gilbert and Ulysees Gilbert II … has a younger brother, Uriah … sport management major.
 

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