Bud Dupree almost left Kentucky when he was moved to defense
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Bud Dupree almost left Kentucky when he was moved to defense

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AlvinDupree Life has a funny way of working out. Today, Larry Vaught has an interesting story about Bud Dupree in which UK's star defensive end says that he almost transferred from UK when Joker Phillips asked him to move from tight end to defense. "I went home and I called my mother and told her I was going to transfer," Dupree told Vaught. Ultimately Dupree says he chose to stay, in part because he wanted to switch jersey numbers. "I stayed and said, ‘Can I get No. 2?’ So they gave me No. 2 and I was okay with it. But it was getting the number that kept me here." What's so important about the number two? In the UK Media Guide, Dupree says he picked it because "I'm trying to be number one but I'm working like I am number two." Well, it's working. Dupree was given preseason All-SEC Second Team honors, and yesterday, Mark Stoops said he would be shocked if Dupree wasn't a first-round draft pick in next year's NFL Draft. [VaughtsViews.com]

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2022-01-28