The University of Kentucky football team fell to Florida 24-7 at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2013.
* 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 CollegeFootballNews.com (2012) * All-SEC third team by Phil Steele's College Football, CollegeFootballMadness.com (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.
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 Scout.com ... 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).
Alvin Says ... My nickname is: Bud ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: construction manager ... I couldn't live without my: parents ... The one thing I like most about football is: the lessons it teaches you for your future ... My game-day superstition is: read a scripture every pregame ... My hidden talent is: drawing ... Something people might not know about me is: I love kids and dogs.