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Bud Dupree Named Preseason Second-Team All-SEC

UK Football v4 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/22/14) — Kentucky senior defensive end Alvin 'Bud' Dupree has been tabbed second-team All-Southeastern Conference in a voting of league coaches, it was announced by the SEC office Thursday night during SEC Now on the SEC Network.

Dupree has earned several preseason accolades in 2014, including spots on the Ted Hendricks Award Watch List, given to the nation’s top defensive end, and the Chuck Bednarik and Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch lists, given to the top defensive player in college football.

The native of Irwinton, Ga., is coming off an All-SEC campaign as a junior, leading all league defensive lineman with 61 tackles. He finished the year with a team-leading seven sacks – sixth in the SEC and 40th in the NCAA – while adding a club-high 9.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, three quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles.

Dupree, a 6-foot-4, 264-pounder, had a standout game as a junior at Mississippi State, notching 13 tackles, two for a loss, and a sack. It marked the most tackles for a UK defensive lineman since game-by-game records were available back to the 1993 season.

In his career Dupree has played in 35 games with 26 starts, totaling 173 tackles, with 16 sacks, 24.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and four pass breakups.

Kentucky opens its 2014 season on Aug. 30 vs. UT Martin at Commonwealth Stadium, with the game set for a 12 p.m. ET kickoff and will be televised live on the SEC Network.

2014 Preseason All-SEC Teams (* - ties)

First Team All-SEC

OFFENSE

TE -
O.J. Howard, Alabama

OL -
La’el Collins, LSU
Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
Arie Kouandjio, Alabama
Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

C -
Reese Dismukes, Auburn

WR -
Amari Cooper, Alabama
Sammie Coates, Auburn

QB -
Nick Marshall, Auburn

RB -
Todd Gurley, Georgia
Mike Davis, South Carolina

AP -
Christion Jones, Alabama

DEFENSE

DL -
Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida
Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
Trey Flowers, Arkansas
A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama

LB -
Trey DePriest, Alabama
A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
Ramik Wilson, Georgia

DB –
Landon Collins, Alabama
Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss
Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK –
Marshall Morgan, Georgia

P –
Drew Kaser, Texas A&M

RS –
Christion Jones, Alabama

Second Team All-SEC

OFFENSE

TE –
C.J. Uzomah, Auburn

OL –
A.J. Cann, South Carolina
Vadal Alexander, LSU
Corey Robinson, South Carolina
Chaz Green, Florida *
Alex Kozan, Auburn *
John Theus, Georgia *

C -
Evan Boehm, Missouri
WR –
Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia

QB -
Bo Wallace, Ole Miss

RB -
T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
Alex Collins, Arkansas

AP -
Terrence Magee, LSU

DEFENSE

DL -
Chris Jones, Mississippi State
Gabe Wright, Auburn
Alvin Dupree, Kentucky
Markus Golden, Missouri

LB -
Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
Kwon Alexander, LSU

DB –
Damian Swann, Georgia
Tre’Davious White, LSU
Jon Mincy, Auburn *
Tony Conner, Ole Miss *
Corey Thompson, LSU *

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Colby Delahoussaye, LSU
P - Sam Irwin-Hill, Arkansas
RS – Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

Third Team All-SEC

OFFENSE

TE – Hunter Henry, Arkansas

OL –
Chad Slade, Auburn
Austin Shepherd, Alabama
Brandon Shell, South Carolina
Jarvis Harrison, Texas A&M *
Mike Matthews, Texas A&M *
DJ Humphries, Florida *

C - Ryan Kelly, Alabama
WR –
Jameon Lewis, Mississippi State
Marquez North, Tennessee

QB - Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

RB -
Keith Marshall, Georgia
Matt Jones, Florida *
Jonathan Williams, Arkansas *

AP -
Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

DEFENSE

DL -
Montravius Adams, Auburn
Jermauria Rasco, LSU
J.T. Surratt, South Carolina
Danielle Hunter, LSU

LB -
Serderius Bryant, Ole Miss
Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
Antonio Morrison, Florida

DB –
Robenson Therezie, Auburn
Rashard Robinson, LSU
Brison Williams, South Carolina
Jamerson Love, Mississippi State

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Andrew Baggett, Missouri
P - Jamie Keehn, LSU *
Taylor Hudson, Vanderbilt *

RS – Andre Debose, Florida

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Kentucky Football Media Schedule: Listed below is a tentative practice schedule with media opportunities. All practice times are subject to change, please check e-mail daily for updates. Unless noted otherwise, all practices will be held at the Tim Couch Practice Fields. Media desiring interviews after practice should gather in the lobby of the Nutter Training Center and register requests with media relations staff by the interview request deadline. Please do not enter the Nutter Training Center through the back porch (all TV tripods need to be brought inside).

  • Fri. Aug. 22 – Interview request deadline 1 p.m.; Coach Stoops, Coach Brown, offensive coaches/players (no QB), defensive coaches/players
  • Sat. Aug. 23 – no availability
  • Sun. Aug. 24 – no availability, game week schedule begins
  • Mon. Aug. 25 – Luncheon at 11:15 a.m., Mark Stoops news conference at noon at Wildcat Den

Football Credential Site Open: Media should apply for season and/or single-game credentials for Kentucky home football games at www.sportssystems.com/Kentucky.

Important note: we ask that the sports editor/director or primary contact for each media entity request for everyone needing credentials at your outlet at the same time. This simplifies the process and reduces confusion and overlapping requests.

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