Fifth-year senior who is penciled in as a regular in the interior of the defensive line... one of the strongest players on the squad... gained valuable experience in 2016, appearing in every game including eight as a starter.
2016: Played in every game, with eight starts... tallied 42 tackles and blocked a pair of field goal attempts... led the team with nine tackles against Mississippi State... made his first career start in the East Carolina win and had two tackles to go with a pass breakup and a blocked field goal.... was back in the starting lineup at Kentucky and tallied five tackles... started and led the Gamecocks with six tackles in the Tennessee win... tallied three tackles and blocked a field goal attempt at Clemson.
2015: Redshirted in his first season with the Garnet & Black... began his Gamecock career on the defensive line... was moved midway through the year to the offensive side of the ball where he worked at tight end.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Junior college transfer who played two seasons at Butler (Kan.) Community College... coached by Troy Morrell... earned honorable mention all-conference accolades in the Jayhawk Conference at defensive end... credited with 43 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in 2014 for a Grizzlies team that went 8-3... logged 19 tackles with two tackles for loss in 2013... considered a three-star prospect by Rivals... rated a three-star prospect and the No. 97 JUCO player in the country by Scout... regarded as a three-star prospect, the 21st-best JUCO player in the state, the 10th-best JUCO strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 119 JUCO player overall by 247Sports... ranked as a three-star prospect and the No. 9 junior college defensive end by ESPN... originally committed to Maryland before selecting the Gamecocks.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oxford (Ala.) High School in 2013... selected Mississippi State out of high school.
PERSONAL: Ulric Shemon Jones was born January 13, 1995... is an interdisciplinary studies major... one of the more active Gamecocks in the community.