Steelers select Gilbert in sixth round

Ulysees Gilbert
6-0, 230
Ocala, Fla.
Trinity Catholic High School
6th Round – 207th Overall

Tied an Akron football record for most games played in his collegiate career, playing in each of his 51 possible collegiate games, making 38 starts, en route to amassing 359 total tackles (184 solo), 9.5 sacks, 28.5 tackles for loss and four pass breakups.

Invited to the 2019 East-West Shrine Game, earning second-team All-MAC honors…started all 12 games, one of nine Zips to do so…finished second on the defense with 85 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, two touchdowns and a pass breakup…led the defense with six tackles in win over Morgan State (Sept. 8)…posted six tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown, the second of his career vs. Northwestern (Sept. 15)…led the defense with 12 tackles at Iowa State (Sept. 22)…led Akron with 11 tackles (8 solo) at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 10).

First-Team All-MAC selection…Defensive MVP and two-time MAC Defensive Player of the Week…started all 14 games…led the Zips in tackles with 141 total stops, 9.5 tackles for loss, a team-best 5.0 sacks, five quarterback hurries, four passes defensed, three interceptions and a fumble recovery…posted a sack and 10 tackles in win at Western Michigan (Oct. 15)…returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown as time expired in win over Kent State (Nov. 21), leading the defense with 14 tackles...hauled in an interception against Toledo (Dec. 2) in the MAC Championship, returning it 25 yards, tallying a team-high 10 tackles… led the defense with a 13 tackle outing in the Boca Raton Bowl vs. Florida Atlantic (Dec. 19).

First-Team All-MAC selection…Akron's Defensive MVP…started all 12 games and led the defense with 122 tackles and 11.5 tackles for loss…added 4.0 sacks, eight quarterback hurries, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles…ranked ninth in the nation in total tackles…had a 16 tackle outing at Kent State (Oct. 1), including a career-high 10 solo stops and three stops for loss to earn MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors…posted 13 tackles and a forced fumble against No. 23 Western Michigan (Oct. 15)…led Akron with a career-high 17 tackles in win at Ball State (Oct. 22)…posted 10 tackles, three stops for loss and 2.0 sacks against Bowling Green (Nov. 9), along with a forced fumble.

Saw action in all 13 games…had 11 tackles and a blocked kick on the season…made collegiate debut at No. 19 Oklahoma (Sept. 5).

Played at Trinity Catholic (Ocala, Fla.) High School…had 128 tackles, 17 tackle for loss, a sack, three interceptions and a pass breakup in senior year…as a junior, had 141 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks and a forced fumble.