LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/29/13) – University of Kentucky junior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree has been named Honorable Mention Defensive Lineman of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for his career game against Mississippi State last week, it was announced Monday.
Dupree, who was returning for the first time after sitting out the last game and a half due to injury, recorded a career-high 13 tackles in the game, including one sack and two tackles for loss. The junior’s 13 tackles is the most by a Kentucky defensive lineman according to game-by-game records dating back to the 1993 season.
Dupree, who was named Midseason All-Southeastern Conference by Phil Steele College Football, is having a strong season for Kentucky leading the team with 6.5 tackles for loss, while he is second on the team with 4.5 sacks. The native of Irwinton, Ga., is second in total tackles this season with 41, adding a forced fumble, pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. Before missing the Alabama game due to injury, Dupree had started 20 consecutive games for the Wildcats. Dupree ranks fifth in the SEC and 29th nationally in sacks per game. Dupree also ranks 15th in the SEC with 6.8 tackles per game.
The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday when it plays host to non-conference foe Alabama State at 7:30 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium.
Game Time for UK-Missouri on Nov. 9 Set: The University of Kentucky football game with Missouri on Saturday, Nov. 9 has been set for a Noon ET kickoff on either ESPNU/FSN at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky.
Stoops Holds Monday News Conference: Complete coverage, including video from Monday’s weekly news conference with head coach Mark Stoops: http://bit.ly/16h3W3s.
Saturday is National College Football Day: Nearly 100 spectators gathers around a field in New Brunswick, N.J., on Nov. 6, 1869, to witness a game unlike anything seen before. On that day, Rutgers defeated Princeton, 6-4, but more importantly, the players left a lasting legacy that would evolve into the great spectacle of college football. In 2004, the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic created a holiday annually on the first Saturday in November to honor the birth of an American institution.
Fans can join the AT&T Cotton Bowl in celebrating the 10th Annual College Football Day. To learn more, visit www.nationalcollegefootballday.com.
Practice Schedule: Listed below is a tentative practice schedule. Practice times are subject to change. 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. Practices will be at the Nutter Training Center but could be moved to the Nutter Field House in case of bad weather.
Note to Media Covering Practice: When coming for interviews at the end of practice, media should enter the Nutter Training Center through the front doors on Sports Center Drive or the side doors next to the Shively building. Please do not enter from the practice field gates or set up tripods before the end of practice. Thanks for your help with this.
–Tues. Oct. 29 Interview request deadline 5:15 p.m. [tentative]; defensive players/coaches
–Thurs. Oct. 31 No availability
–Fri. Nov. 1 No availability
–Sat. Nov. 2 Alabama State at Kentucky – 7:30 p.m. ET – CSS – Commonwealth Stadium
Information provided by Evan Crane, UK Athletics
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