uk football helmet 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/24/13) – University of Kentucky junior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree and senior linebacker Avery Williamson have been named to the 2013 Coaches’ Preseason All-Southeastern Conference Team as third-team selections, the league office announced Thursday morning.
 
Dupree is a third-team defensive lineman, while Williamson is a third-team linebacker. The honors are voted on by all 14 league head coaches. Dupree and Williamson have also been named third-team Preseason All-SEC by media attending the 2013 SEC Media Days last month and are on the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Awards Watch List.
 
Dupree, who will play defensive end this season after splitting time at defensive end and linebacker his first two seasons at UK, enjoyed a strong 2012 season. The Irwinton, Ga., native was a Sophomore All-America Second-Team selection by CollegeFootballNews.com. Phil Steele's College Football and CollegeFootballMadness.com also named him a 2012 All-SEC performer. Dupree finished top 10 in the SEC in tackles (91), quarterback sacks (6.5) and tackles-for-loss (12.5) last season having started all 12 games. He set a career-high in tackles last season vs. WKU with 12, while he had double-digit tackles at Tennessee with a career-best three tackles-for-loss.
 
Williamson is coming off a breakout 2012 season, in which he picked up All-SEC honors from Phil Steele's College Football and CollegeSportsMadness.com. The Milan, Tenn., product is the returning starter at middle linebacker after finishing second in the SEC and seventh nationally with 135 tackles last season. Williamson, who has played in 37 career games, started all 12 games for UK last season, posting eight double-digit tackle games, including a career-best 20 against Vanderbilt. The physical linebacker had a streak of four games with a least 13 tackles, becoming the first Wildcat to do so since Randy Holleran in 1990. Williamson also had 4.5 tackles-for-loss, three sacks, four pass breakups, two fumbles caused, one fumble recovery and an interception last season.
 
Williamson’s Preseason All-SEC honor is on top of the senior already being named a preseason second-team All-SEC honoree by Phil Steele’s College Football and CollegeSportsMadness.com, as well as listed on the 2013 Butkus Award Preseason Watch List.
 
Season tickets for the 2013 Kentucky football season are on sale now. For more information, fans can visit ukfootballtix.com or call 1-800-928-2287.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Wes Crane (UK Athletics)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 11000

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6112

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5044

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4588

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4224

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 16038

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11000

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 28, 2015 1534

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1455

'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1377

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1201

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1054

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1039

Rep. Montell Proposes Bill to Stop Sweeping of…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1032

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2015 976

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 772

Kentucky High School Football Schedule

by Steve LeMaster
August 28, 2015 744

Rep. Gooch, Others Argue against Burden Caused by…

by SurfKY News