PRO: Bud Dupree was drafted by the Steelers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE: Bud Dupree played in 47 games at Kentucky, starting 38, finishing with 247 tackles, 23.5 sacks, 38 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles…ranks second in Wildcat history with 23.5 career sacks…earned All-SEC honorable mention each of his final three seasons, playing both defensive end and linebacker throughout his Kentucky career…finished in the top-10 in the SEC in quarterback sacks three straight years (2012-14)…graduated with a degree in community and leadership development. 2014: Started all 12 games, finishing second on the team with 74 tackles, while leading the defense with 12.5 stops for loss and 7.5 sacks…had one pass breakup, five quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick…returned an interception for the game-winning score vs. South Carolina…tallied a career-best 15 tackles vs. Tennessee…totaled 10 tackles against No. 1 ranked Mississippi State…named National Defensive Lineman of the Week for a seven tackle, one sack and two forced fumble game vs. Louisville. 2013: Started all 11 games played…ranked second on the team with 61 tackles, adding a team-high 9.5 tackles for a loss and 7.0 sacks to go along with two forced fumbles, three quarterback hurries and one pass breakup…his 7.0 sacks were sixth-most in the SEC…notched a season-high 13 tackles vs. Mississippi State with 1.0 sack and two stops for a loss, marking the most tackles by a Wildcat defensive lineman since game-by-game records became available in 1993. 2012: Started all 12 games, racking up 91 tackles to finish 10th among SEC defenders…also ranked seventh in the conference in tackles for loss (12.5) and sacks (6.5)…his season-high 12 tackles came in a game vs. Western Kentucky…reached double-digit tackles at Tennessee…recorded a single-game career-best 2.0 sacks in the team’s win vs. Samford. 2011: Appeared in all 12 games, starting each of the final three…tallied 21 tackles, 14 occurring in his three starts, and 2.5 sacks, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery…notched a season-best five stops vs. Vanderbilt and Georgia.
PERSONAL: Bud Dupree attended Wilkinson County High School (Irwinton, Ga.)…named first-team all-state as a senior as chosen by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…was a four-year starter at tight end and three-year starter at defensive end…had more than 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, along with 62 tackles and 10.0 quarterback sacks…his team went 11-3 his senior year and 10-4 as a sophomore, advancing to the Class-A state semifinals each season…named one of the nation's top 50 tight ends by Scout.com…was also a basketball standout, helping lead Wilkinson County to the Class-A state championship his senior year…named to the All-Middle Georgia Team…member of the Future Business Leaders of America…honor-roll student…son of Sophia Stephens and Alvin Dupree Sr.…Full name: Alvin “Bud” Dupree.