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SEC Breakout Player 2012: Alvin Dupree

With so much turnover of Kentucky’s linebacker position there has to be a couple of players who play above expectations to sustain production in 2012. One of those players is Avery Williamson. Williamson, who appeared in 25 games in his first two years at Kentucky, will take over at the middle linebacker spot for the departed Ronnie Sneed. Williamson has the most experience of the corps and will be counted on to be one of the leading tacklers. Along with Williamson, there is sophomore outside linebacker, Alvin Dupree, who will also be asked to step up his performance as well. Because of his size, speed, athleticism, and upside, Athlon Sports ranks Dupree as one of the SEC Breakout Players of 2012 and thinks he could be a household name by season’s end. Here’s what they had to say about Dupree:

With Danny Trevathan moving onto the NFL, the Wildcats are searching for a new leader in the linebacking corps. As a true freshman last year, Dupree played in all 12 games and recorded 21 stops. At 6-foot-4 and 249 pounds, the sophomore has the size and strength to hold up against the run, while remaining a threat to get after the passer. Dupree is slated to play in Kentucky’s hybrid end/linebacker role, which should allow him to thrive in only his second season of college ball.

Dupree is a special talent that can play a host of positions on the field. Originally recruited as a tight end, Dupree’s position of rush-end linebacker allows him to use his size and speed off the edge of the defense to disrupt the opposing offense’s rhythm. With a full year as a starter, Dupree should take a step forward on his way to being an anchor on the Cats’ defense for the next couple of years.

[SEC Football’s Breakout Players for 2012]

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

12 Comments for SEC Breakout Player 2012: Alvin Dupree

  1. Noel
    8:04 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Cal finna vacate some wins, yalll!

  2. ebell55
    8:11 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    The 2003 UK/Ark 7 overtime game is on ESPN Classic.

  3. uk numero uno
    8:16 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Number 1 your a clown why are u so obsessed with UK going down. I know because this decade will belong to the cats. And more decades to come.

  4. ebell55
    8:20 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Lorenzen just asked the fans “where the hell are yall going? You going to miss one hell of a game!” Get behind this team. I think we are about to have a special season! Go Cats!!

  5. Explorer
    8:32 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    UK will not be in trouble. It has nothing to do with Kentucky. . More to due with his handlers. Worse case is they make him pay back some money or miss a couple of games.

  6. ebell55
    8:35 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Bud Dupree is in for a Big Year!!!

  7. big tim
    8:47 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    bud depree is a beast i think he will breaks some records before he leaves uk

  8. JayCee
    8:53 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Vandy just inked another UK target.

    A 6′-6″ 235# 3* TE from Memphis named Mack Weaver.

    I’m just letting you guys know.

  9. Robukpt
    9:21 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink


  10. Mark V
    10:04 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Bud Dupree future NFL player hope he knocks some of those card running backs on their a

  11. Beavis
    6:52 am August 23, 2012 Permalink

    Once again,,,,anyone that thinks UK could get away with anything as far as recruiting goes,,,has rocks in their heads. So,,,there is proof of academic fraud at UNC and payments to players at W VA and they chose to dig into Noels past again. Bet if Noel had chosen Duke or UNC it would be a non issue. NCAA is a damn joke.