2  Bud Dupree
Bud  Dupree


Irwinton, Ga.

High School:
Wilkinson County

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 264

Defensive End



Kentucky Takes Over SEC Network July 4

Fans will be able to relive memorable contests and see their favorite Wildcat stars in all-day programming


Dupree Selected in First Round of 2015 NFL Draft by Steelers

Kentucky LB/DE Picked 22nd Overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers


2015 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

Annual awards show held in Memorial Coliseum


Seniors Shine at Pro Day in Front of Several Dozen NFL Scouts

Kentucky football seniors go through workouts for professional scouts


Kentucky Ranks Second on SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sixty-three Wildcats Recognized by the League


Dupree on Miami win

Bud Dupree had seven tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss in UK's 41-7 win over Miami on Saturday.


Bud Dupree talks defensive performance at Spring Game

Bud Dupree talks defensive performance at Spring Game


Bud Dupree talks about Missouri, playing through tough times

Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree talks about the Missouri loss, last year's Vanderbilt loss, and playing through tough times in the season.


Bud Dupree talks loss to USC and upcoming game with Mississippi State

Bud Dupree talks loss to USC and upcoming game with Mississippi State


FB at Louisville, 112914

Kentucky falls to Louisville 44-40 in the annual Governor's Cup game between the in-state rivals


FB vs. Mississippi State, 102514

Football falls to top-ranked Mississippi State 45-31 on Saturday, October 25, 2014


Kentucky vs. No. 1 Mississippi State

USATSI Gallery - 10/25/14


FB vs. LSU, 101814

Football falls to LSU 41-3 on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.


FB vs. ULM, 101114

Football defeats ULM 48-14 on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.

* All-SEC second team by AP, Phil Steele's College Football (2013)
* All-SEC third team by College Sports Madness (2013)
* Sophomore All-America second team by (2012)
* All-SEC third team by Phil Steele's College Football, (2012)

Standout performer has earned All-SEC mention each of the last two seasons ... Has played both end and linebacker throughout his career, a testament ot his combination of size, strength, speed and athleticism ... Also has a knack for making the big play ... Finished in the top 10 in the SEC in quarterback sacks each of the past two seasons ... Often seen putting in extra work after practice to further develop his skills ... Has added approximately 15 pounds over the last year through his work in the weight room ... Has played in 35 games, starting 26 consecutive ... Has made at least three tackles in every game he has started ... Had a unique experience in May as he spent a week in Ethiopia on an educational/service trip.

2013 (Junior): Finished second on the team with 61 tackles, adding a team-best 9.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks ... Also forced two fumbles and had three quarterback hurries and a pass breakup ... Finished the season sixth in the SEC in sacks ... Posted a career-high 13 tackles against Mississippi State with one sack and two tackles for loss ... The 13 tackles were the most by a UK defensive lineman since game-by-game records were available back to 1993 ... Started all 11 games he played and had a tackle-for-loss or a sack in eight of the 11 games.
2012 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games ... Totaled 91 tackles, 10th in the SEC ... Made 12.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 quarterback sacks, seventh in the league in both categories ... Had a season-high 12 tackles vs. WKU ... Also hit double figures with 10 tackles at Tennessee, including a career-best three tackles for loss ... His eight stops in the win over Samford featured a career-high two sacks.
2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games, starting the last three ... Made 21 tackles, 14 of which came in his three starting assignments ... High of five tackles came at Vanderbilt and Georgia ... Had 2.5 quarterback sacks, one vs. Ole Miss and VU, plus a shared sack in the win over Tennessee ... Added two pass breakups and a fumble recovery.
High School: First-team all-state as a senior as chosen by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Four-year starter at tight end and three-year starter at defensive end ... Has the athletic ability to play either side of the ball in college ... Had more than 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, along with 62 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks ... Starred at Wilkinson County High School in Irwinton, Ga. ... Team went 11-3 his senior year and 10-4 as a sophomore, advancing to the Class A state semifinals each season ... One of the nation's top 50 tight ends by ... Coached by Jeb Stewart ... "Alvin has a great work ethic," Stewart said. "He's a great leader, verbally and by his actions. When he gets to college and concentrates on one sport, he's going to really blossom." ... Also a basketball standout, helped lead Wilkinson County to the Class A state championship his senior year ... Named to the All-Middle Georgia Team ... Member of the Future Business Leaders of America ... Honor-roll student.
Personal: Born in Macon, Ga. ... Son of Sophia Stephens and Alvin Dupree Sr. ... Major is community and leadership development.
Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12) and God's Pantry (2012, `13). .... Participated in a one-week service/educational trip to Ethiopia in May, 2014.
Bud Says ... I wear uniform number 2 because: I'm trying to be number 1 but I am working like I am number 2 ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: entrepreneur ... I couldn't live without my: family ... If I could witness any event, past, present or future, it would be: to see how Jesus helped people in person ... My favorite part of game day is: the feeling after a win ... Something people might not know about me is: I love dogs ... What's the best advice you've ever received? Don't worry about what people think.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium