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    Football. Dupree, Williamson Named Preseason All-SEC by Coaches

    Aug 22, 2013

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky junior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree and senior linebacker Avery Williamson have been named to the 2013 Coaches’ Preseason All-Southeastern Conference Team as third-team selections, the league office announced Thursday morning.

    Dupree is a third-team defensive lineman, while Williamson is a third-team linebacker. The honors are voted on by all 14 league head coaches. Dupree and Williamson have also been named third-team Preseason All-SEC by media attending the 2013 SEC Media Days last month and are on the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Awards Watch List.

    Dupree, who will play defensive end this season after splitting time at defensive end and linebacker his first two seasons at UK, enjoyed a strong 2012 season. The Irwinton, Ga., native was a Sophomore All-America Second-Team selection by Phil Steele's College Football and also named him a 2012 All-SEC performer. Dupree finished top 10 in the SEC in tackles (91), quarterback sacks (6.5) and tackles-for-loss (12.5) last season having started all 12 games. He set a career-high in tackles last season vs. WKU with 12, while he had double-digit tackles at Tennessee with a career-best three tackles-for-loss.

    Williamson is coming off a breakout 2012 season, in which he picked up All-SEC honors from Phil Steele's College Football and The Milan, Tenn., product is the returning starter at middle linebacker after finishing second in the SEC and seventh nationally with 135 tackles last season. Williamson, who has played in 37 career games, started all 12 games for UK last season, posting eight double-digit tackle games, including a career-best 20 against Vanderbilt. The physical linebacker had a streak of four games with a least 13 tackles, becoming the first Wildcat to do so since Randy Holleran in 1990. Williamson also had 4.5 tackles-for-loss, three sacks, four pass breakups, two fumbles caused, one fumble recovery and an interception last season.

    Williamson’s Preseason All-SEC honor is on top of the senior already being named a preseason second-team All-SEC honoree by Phil Steele’s College Football and, as well as listed on the 2013 Butkus Award Preseason Watch List.

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    The 2013 SEC Coaches’ Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team is listed below:
    QB - Aaron Murray, Georgia
    RB - Todd Gurley, Georgia
    RB - T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
    WR - Amari Cooper, Alabama
    WR - Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
    TE - Arthur Lynch, Georgia
    OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
    OL - Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
    OL – Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
    OL - Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
    C - Travis Swanson, Arkansas

    QB - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
    RB - LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State
    RB - Tre Mason, Auburn
    WR - Mike Evans, Texas A&M
    WR - Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss
    TE - Rory Anderson, South Carolina
    OL - Anthony Steen, Alabama
    OL - Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee
    OL - Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt
    OL - *A.J. Cann, South Carolina
    OL - *Chris Burnette, Georgia
    OL - *Zach Fulton, Tennessee
    OL - *Jon Halapio, Florida
    C - Reese Dismukes, Auburn

    QB - AJ McCarron, Alabama
    RB - Alfred Blue, LSU
    RB - Keith Marshall, Georgia
    WR - *Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
    WR - *Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
    WR - *Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
    TE - *Brian Vogler, Alabama
    TE - *C.J. Uzomah, Auburn
    OL - La'el Collins, LSU
    OL - David Hurd, Arkansas
    OL - Justin Britt, Missouri
    OL - Aaron Morris, Ole Miss
    C - James Stone, Tennessee

    DL - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
    DL - Dominique Easley, Florida
    DL - Anthony Johnson, LSU
    DL - Chris Smith, Arkansas
    LB - C.J. Mosley, Alabama
    LB - A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
    LB - Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
    DB - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
    DB - Craig Loston, LSU
    DB - Andre Hal, Vanderbilt
    DB - Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida

    DL - Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
    DL - Daniel McCullers, Tennessee
    DL - *Ed Stinson, Alabama
    DL - *Xzavier Dickson, Alabama
    DL - *Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama
    LB - Lamin Barrow, LSU
    LB - Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
    LB - Adrian Hubbard, Alabama
    DB - Damian Swann, Georgia
    DB - Marcus Roberson, Florida
    DB - E.J. Gaines, Missouri
    DB - Deion Belue, Alabama

    DL - *Dee Ford, Auburn
    DL - *C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss
    DL - *Ronald Powell, Florida
    DL - *Alvin Dupree, Kentucky
    DL - *Denico Autry, Mississippi State
    LB - Avery Williamson, Kentucky
    LB - Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
    LB - *Ronald Powell, Florida
    LB - *Trey DePriest, Alabama
    DB - Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M
    DB - Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State
    DB - Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama
    DB - Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss

    PK - Carey Spear, Vanderbilt
    P - Kyle Christy, Florida
    RS - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
    AP – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina

    PK - Cody Parkey, Auburn
    P - *Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss
    P - *Cody Mandell, Alabama
    P - *Steven Clark, Auburn
    RS - Marcus Murphy, Missouri
    AP - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU

    PK - *Andrew Baggett, Missouri
    PK - *Zach Hocker, Arkansas
    P - Michael Palardy, Tennessee
    RS - Bruce Ellington, South Carolina
    AP - LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State
    * - Ties