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Irwinton native Dupree picked by Pittsburgh Steelers

Alvin Dupree, Kentucky (Wilkinson County)

Dupree had six tackles and an interception, which he returned for a game-winning touchdown in a win over South Carolina.
Alvin Dupree, Kentucky (Wilkinson County) Dupree had six tackles and an interception, which he returned for a game-winning touchdown in a win over South Carolina. AP

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Irwinton native Alvin "Bud" Dupree on Thursday night with the 22nd pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.

The defensive end had 74 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and an interception as a senior at Kentucky. He finished his career with 23.5 sacks.

Dupree was a two-sport start at Wilkinson County High School, winning state championship in basketball.

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