- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky senior defensive end Alvin “Bud” DuPree is on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the nation’s best defensive player.

The Associated Press’ second team all-Southeastern Conference selection passed on entering the NFL Draft after leading the Wildcats with seven sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss as a junior. Dupree led SEC defensive linemen with 61 tackles and ranked sixth in sacks.

He recorded a career game against Mississippi State highlighted by 13 tackles, including two for loss, and a sack.

Semifinalists for the award will be announced Nov. 3 with three finalists to be named on Nov. 24.