Alvin Dupree is a defensive end for the University of Kentucky Wildcats of the Southeastern Conference. Phil Steele selected Dupree to his 2014 pre-season All-SEC second team. Dupree was also named one of the top 100 prospects in the nation to watch for the 2015 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.
Dupree attended Wilkinson County High School in Georgia where he starred at tight end and defensive end on the gridiron. On defense he recorded 62 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior while tallying more than 1,000 receiving yards on offense on his way to a number of first team all-state honors. Dupree won a state championship in basketball at Wilkinson County and led the football team to two state semifinals.
Dupree played right away as a true freshman at Kentucky in 2011. He played in all 12 games and earned a starting spot for the final three contests. Dupree finished the season with 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He also broke up two passes and recovered a fumble.
In 2012 Dupree started all 12 games and emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the SEC. He finished with 91 tackles, good for 10th in the conference. His 12.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks were both seventh in the SEC. After the season Phil Steele named Dupree to his All-SEC third team.
As a junior in 2013 Dupree finished with 61 tackles, good for second on the team. He also had a team-best 9.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks. Dupree’s seven sacks were good for sixth in the SEC. After the season Dupree was named to the All-SEC second team by the Associated Press as well as Phil Steele.
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