University of Kentucky sophomore linebacker Alvin “Bud” Dupree has been named second-team Sophomore All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com for his impressive season.
This is the second honor of the season for Dupree, who was named a third-team All-Southeastern Conference performer by CollegeSportsMadness.com last week.
Dupree had a breakout year for Kentucky in 2012, finishing second on the team in tackles with 91. The native of Irwinton, Ga., led the team in quarterback sacks and tackles for loss with 6.5 and 12.5, respectively. Dupree’s best game came against Tennessee when he posted 10 tackles, one sack and three tackles for loss. The sophomore posted a career-high 12 tackles against Western Kentucky. Dupree started all 12 games this season and has had a sack, tackle for loss, fumble caused, fumble recovered or pass breakup in 13 of the last 16 games he has played.