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Trai Jones

  • position OL
  • height 6-2
  • weight 308
  • class Redshirt Sophomore
  • Hometown Abbeville, S.C.
  • High school Abbeville
  • position OL
  • height 6-2
  • weight 308
  • class Redshirt Sophomore
  • Hometown Abbeville, S.C.
  • High school Abbeville

Trai Jones Bio

* 2021 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
* 2020-21 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Third-year offensive lineman who also appeared in the Gamecocks’ backfield as a blocking fullback in goal line and short yardage situations in 2021… that experience catapulted him in the spring to be a better offensive lineman due to the confidence he gained… wears number 44 when he’s at a skill position… focused on the guard position in the spring.

2021 (Redshirt Freshman)
Appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams as a lineman, but also saw some action at the fullback position… played in just one of the first four games before he swapped his number 72 for number 44 and lined up in the backfield at Tennessee… touched the ball once, catching a three-yard touchdown pass from Jason Brown late in the first half against Auburn to knot the game at 14… it was the first time he had touched the ball in a game since his pre-teen days… earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors for his efforts in that contest… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2020 (Freshman)
True freshman offensive lineman who enrolled in January and went through the abbreviated spring drills… suffered an ankle injury during preseason camp and was sidelined for the remainder of the season… redshirted… named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
A mid-year graduate from Abbeville (S.C.) High School… played on both the offensive and defensive lines… named first team all-state by the South Carolina coaches… helped the Panthers reach the state semifinals in Class 2A before bowing out with a 13-1 record in 2019… led the team to a pair of state titles in 2017 and 2018… selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas… coached by Jamie Nickles… Rivals considered him the 12th-best player in the Palmetto State… ranked as the ninth-best player in South Carolina, the 15th-best offensive center in the country and No. 623 overall in the 247Sports Composite.

PERSONAL
Traizhan DaMyron Jones was born Aug. 22, 2002… is enrolled in the criminology and criminal justice program.

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