University of Miami Athletics

Gilbert Frierson


Defensive Back




210 lbs.


Fifth-Year Redshirt Junior


Coconut Grove, Fla.

High School

Coral Gables





Gilbert Frierson - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2021 (Redshirt Sophomore*): Saw action in all 12 games and made three starts…Finished with 41 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack…Totaled five tackles in season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4)…Saw action in win over Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Credited with four tackles against Michigan State (Sept. 18)…Made first start of season against Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25) and tied for team lead with four total tackles (all solo)…Posted three total tackles against Virginia (Sept. 30)…Played against North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Had one solo tackle in win over NC State (Oct. 23)…Totaled five tackles including one solo sack in road win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Finished with six tackles in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Posted four tackles (three solo) including one tackle for loss at Florida State (Nov. 13)…Started and totaled six tackles in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)…Finished with three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, in start at Duke (Nov. 27) in regular season finale.

2020 (Redshirt Sophomore): Enjoyed breakout regular season in first year as starter, finishing with 53 total tackles including 9.0 tackles for loss…Started all 11 games and finished tied for second in tackles…Credited with two sacks…Had four PBUs and one fumble recovery…Started season opener against UAB (Sept. 10) and finished with three total tackles (two solo), including one tackle for loss…Started and posted four total tackles (two solo) in road win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Enjoyed impressive outing in start against rival Florida State (Sept. 27), finishing with five total tackles including two tackles for loss…Added one PBU in win over Seminoles…Delivered one of best performances in career in start at Clemson (Oct. 10), finishing with six tackles (five solo) including career-best three tackles for loss…Added one fumble recovery and one PBU in start versus top-ranked Tigers…Started and finished with two tackles in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Ranked second on team with six total tackles and added one PBU in start versus Virginia (Oct. 24)…Started and finished with six tackles (three solo) and one tackle for loss in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Helped lead Miami to another road win in start at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14), finishing with career-high eight total tackles (six solo) to go along with two sacks (13 yards)…Started and finished with four total tackles (two solo) in road win at Duke (Dec. 5)…Started and finished with five total tackles in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Started and finished with four total tackles and one PBU in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

2019 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games and made one start in second season…Totaled 15 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one interception and three PBUs…Saw action in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24), finishing with two tackles including one tackle for loss (three yards)…Added one PBU vs. Gators…Posted two total tackles (one solo) at North Carolina (Sept. 7)…Played in home opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Made first start of career against Central Michigan (Sept. 21) and finished with two tackles, two PBUs and 0.5 TFLs. ..Had one tackle against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)…Finished with two tackles in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)…Posted two tackles against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Saw action in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…Made one solo tackle in win at Florida State (Nov. 2)…Lone tackle in win over Louisville (Nov. 9) was half tackle for loss (two yards)…Had one tackle against FIU (Nov. 23)…Posted one solo tackle in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)…Had first interception of career and returned it 34 yards in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl versus Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26).

2018 (True Freshman): Saw action in two games…Had one tackle and one PBU…Made career debut against Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Had first tackle of career and first PBU of career in win over FIU (Sept. 22).

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by, and…Rated the 21st-best player at his position by, and…Ranked No. 41 in Florida and 188th overall by…Rated the 33rd-best prospect in Florida and 200th overall player nationally by… Named to the 2017 Miami Herald All-Dade Second Team…Saw action on both sides of the ball at Coral Gables High School…Closed out his career with 38 solo tackles, four interceptions, three kickoff return touchdowns and four receiving touchdowns…Led the team in receiving yards as a senior, averaging 41.7 yards per catch…Was one of only two juniors to be named to the 2016 Miami Herald First Team Offense All-Dade Football Team…Cousin of Miami Hurricanes legend and Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and LSU.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic