Congrats to Bud Dupree, who was named to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive end.
Dupree, aka “The Freak” or “The Savage,” led all SEC defensive linemen in tackles last season with 61. He had a team-high seven sacks, which was good enough for sixth in the SEC and 40th in the NCAA. He added a team-best 9.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, three quarterback hurries and two fumbles forced. This is the third preseason watch list for Dupree, who was also named to the Chuck Bednarik and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch lists, with both awards annually given to the top defensive player in college football.