Dupree, MacGinnis named AP 1st Team All-SEC

Kentucky's Alvin "Bud" Dupree and Austin MacGinnis were honored on Monday with first-team All-SEC recognition by The Associated Press.

Dupree, a senior defensive end, led all SEC linemen with 74 total tackles, including a team-high 12.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 quarterback sacks. He capped a decorated UK career with the second-highest sack total (23.5) in school history.

The Irwinton, Ga., native is being projected by a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by Scout, ESPN, CBSSports.com and a number of other media outlets. He has accepted an offer to play in the 2015 Senior Bowl alongside many of the nation's other top NFL prospects.

MacGinnis, a freshman kicker, set five school records in his debut season. His 21 field goals and 104 points were the most in a single season by a UK player. He led the SEC in those categories and paced all freshmen nationally.

The Wedowee, Ala., native, was one of only five kickers in the nation with three field goals of 50 yards or longer in 2014. His 54-yarder against Tennessee set a new school record, as did his 41 extra points without a miss.

Dupree and MacGinnis are UK’s first, first-team All-SEC selections since linebacker Danny Trevathan earned the honor in back-to-back seasons in 2010-11. It is the first time UK had two first-team selections in the same season since Trevathan and all-purpose player Randall Cobb in 2010. MacGinnis is the first UK placekicker tabbed first-team AP All-SEC since Doug Pelfrey in 1991. The most recent Wildcat defensive lineman to be named AP first team was Corey Peters in 2009.

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