LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky junior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree and senior linebacker Avery Williamson were named second-team All-Southeastern Conference performers by the Associated Press on Monday for their strong 2013 seasons.
This is the first AP All-SEC honor for Dupree and Williamson. The two stars were named All-SEC third team last season by Phil Steele’s College Football, while CollegeFootballMadness.com named Dupree a third-team All-SEC performer and Williamson a second-team All-SEC performer in 2012. Kentucky has had at least one AP All-SEC second-team selection every year since 2002. Both players were named second-team Midseason All-SEC by Phil Steele College Football earlier this season.
Dupree had a great year for Kentucky ranking 37th in the conference with 61 tackles, including 5.5 tackles per game. The native of Irwinton, Ga., finished the season with a team-best seven sacks, ranking sixth in the conference and 40th in the nation in that category. The junior also finished with a team-high 9.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, three quarterback hurries and two fumbles forced. Dupree had a career game against Mississippi State with 13 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack. The 13 tackles in a game was the most for a UK defensive lineman since game-by-game records were available back to 1993.
Williamson finished the season as UK’s leading tackler for the second consecutive year, posting 102 total tackles to rank tied for fourth in the SEC in that category. The senior also had four tackles for loss, one sack, three quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries. The native of Milan, Tenn., finished his career with 296 total tackles. Williamson, who played in 49 career games with 24 starts, had double-digit tackles in four games in 2013 and ended his career with 12 double-digit tackle games.
2013 Associated Press All-SEC
Offensive Player of the Year: Tre Mason, Auburn
Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Sam, Missouri
Coach of the Year: Gus Malzahn, Auburn
Freshman of the Year: Alex Collins, Arkansas
WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Sr.
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M, 6-5, 225, So.
L Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 340, Sr.
L Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama, 6-6, 310, Jr.
L Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Sr.
L t-Justin Britt, Missouri, 6-6, 315, Sr.
L t-Greg Robinson, Auburn, 6-5, 320, So.
L t-Anthony Steen, Alabama, 6-3, 309, Sr.
C Travis Swanson, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr.
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 210, So.
RB u-Tre Mason, Auburn, 5-10, 205, Jr.
RB Jeremy Hill, LSU, 6-2, 235, So.
K Marshall Morgan, Georgia, 6-3, 200, So.
All-Purpose Odell Beckham Jr., LSU, 6-0, 193, Jr.
E u-Michael Sam, Missouri, 6-2, 255, Sr.
E Dee Ford, Auburn, 6-2, 240, Sr.
T Kelcy Quarles, South Carolin, 6-4, 298, Jr.
E t-Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 274, Jr.
E t-Kony Ealy, Missouri, 6-5, 275, Jr.
LB u-C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Sr.
LB Ramik Wilson, Georgia, 6-2, 232, Jr.
LB A.J. Johnson, Tennessee, 6-2, 243, Jr.
CB E.J. Gaines, Missouri, 5-11, 195, Sr.
CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, 5-11, 192, Fr.
S Cody Prewitt, Mississippi, 6-2, 220, Jr.
S Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 205, Sr.
P Cody Mandell, Alabama, 6-3, 213, Sr.
WR Jarvis Landry, LSU, 6-1, 195, Jr.
WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri, 6-6, 225, So.
L Ja'Waun James, Tennessee, 6-6, 316, Sr.
L t-Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 295, Sr.
L t-Antonio Richardson, Tennessee, 6-6, 327, Jr.
L t-Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi, 6-5, 315, Fr.
L t-Trai Turner, LSU, 6-3, 316, So.
C Reese Dismukes, Auburn, 6-3, 297, Jr.
TE t-Evan Engram, Mississippi, 6-3, 217, Fr.
TE t-Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 6-6, 250, Fr.
TE t-C.J. Uzomah, Auburn, 6-4, 258, Jr.
QB Aaron Murray, Georgia, 6-1, 208, Sr.
RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama, 6-2, 218, So.
RB t-Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6-1, 232, So.
RB t-Mike Davis, South Carolina, 5-9, 215, So.
K Zach Hocker, Arkansas, 6-0, 191, Sr.
All-Purpose Christion Jones, Alabama, 5-11, 185, Jr.
E Alvin Dupree, Kentucky, 6-4, 252, Jr.
T Anthony Johnson, LSU, 6-3, 294, Jr.
E Dante Fowler Jr., Florida, 6-3, 266, So.
LB Avery Williamson, Kentucky, 6-1, 238, Sr.
LB t-Lamin Barrow, LSU, 6-23, 232, Sr.
LB t-Serderius Bryant, Mississppi, 5-9, 215, Jr.
LB t-Trey DePriest, Alabama, 6-2, 245, Jr.
LB t-Sharrod Golightly, South Carolina, 5-10, 195, Jr.
LB t-Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 5-11, 207, So.
LB t-Andrew Wilson, Missouri, 6-3, 240, So.
CB Andre Hal, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 186, Sr.
CB t-Chris Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 200, Sr.
CB t-Victor Hampton, South Carolina, 5-10, 202, Jr.
CB t-Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida, 6-0, 190, Jr.
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama, 6-1, 208, Jr.
S Landon Collins, Alabama, 6-0, 215, So.
P Drew Kaser, Texas A&M, 6-3, 205, So.
Offense: Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn, 6-1, 210, Jr.; AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama, 6-4, 214, Sr.; Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU, 6-5, 235, Sr.
Defense: Steven Clark, P, Auburn, 6-5, 230, Sr.; Ego Ferguson, T, LSU, 6-3, 309, Jr.; Markus Golden, E, Missouri, 6-3, 260, Jr.; Brandon Ivory, T, Alabama, 6-4, 310, Jr.; Chris Jones, T, Mississippi St., 6-5, 305, Fr.; Craig Loston, S, LSU, 6-2, 209, Sr.; Michael Palardy, P, Tennessee, 5-11, 185, Sr.; Vinnie Sunseri, S, Alabama, 6-0, 210, Jr.; Robenson Therezie, S, Auburn, 5-9, 204, Jr.; Nickoe Whitley, S, Mississippi St., 6-1, 205, Sr.; Gabe Wright, T, Auburn, 6-3, 296, Jr.