best player returning this season is senior
defensive end Alvin Dupree
. Dupree is a
3-year letterman for the Wildcats and has earned All-SEC honors the last two
seasons. Dupree has some impressive numbers during his time in Lexington. He
has 173 career tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and 16 sacks.
Dupree has added some weight this off-season gearing up for
his senior year and is definitely the vocal leader on the team. Dupree is rated
as the #2 overall defensive end in the country by one NFL scouting service, and
is expected to be a potential 1st
round pick in next year’s draft.
By staying one more year his stock should soar as we enter the off-season.
Dupree has also been nominated for the Lott IMPACT Trophy
Watch List. This trophy goes to the college football defensive player who has
the biggest impact on his team both on and off the field. According to The
Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity,
Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
Dupree is from Georgia and attended Wilkerson County High School
. He was a 1st
Team All-State performer and a 4-year
varsity starter. He had 62 tackles and 10 sacks during his senior season. He
also recorded 1,000 receiving yards and scored 10 touchdowns as tight end.
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