Drafted by the Steelers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft... has recorded at least 4.0 sacks in each of his first four seasons in the NFL (2015: 4.0, 2016: 4.5, 2017: 6.0 and 2018: 5.5)... started 15 of 16 games in 2018…recorded a career-high 42 tackles (30 solo)…added 5.5 sacks, 13 QB hits, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception, which he returned 10 yards a touchdown... earned the Joe Greene Great Performance Award given annually to the Steelers’ top rookie in 2015.
Has recorded at least 4.0 sacks in each of his first four seasons in the NFL (2015: 4.0, 2016: 4.5, 2017: 6.0 and 2018: 5.5).
Earned the Joe Greene Great Performance Award given annually to the Steelers’ top rookie in 2015.
Named to Gil Brandt’s 2015 NFL All-Rookie Team Named to the PFWA’s All-AFC Team in 2015.
PRO (54-39/5-5): Activated from the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List on November 19, 2017…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List on September 4, 2017...originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
2018 (16-15/0-0): Started 15 of 16 games played…recorded a career-high 42 tackles (30 solo)…added 5.5 sacks, 13 QB hits, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception, which he returned 10 yards a touchdown.
9/9 at Cleveland: Registered a sack and forced fumble on QB Tyrod Taylor on the final play of the first half.
9/24 at Tampa Bay: Registered a pick-six off of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter – the first interception of his NFL career – and the team’s first pick-six since Dec. 13, 2015 at Cincinnati (William Gay)...added a 4-yard sack in the third quarter.
9/30 vs.Baltimore: Sacked QB Joe Flacco in the second quarter for a 6-yard loss.
11/4 at Baltimore: Split a sack with LB Vince Williams of QB Joe Flacco in the third quarter.
11/8 vs.Carolina: Brought down QB Cam Newton for an 11-yard sack in the third quarter.
12/9 at Oakland: Recorded 5 tackles (2 solo) and brought down QB Derek Carr for a 7-yard sack, the 20th of his NFL career.
2017 (15-15/1-1): Recorded 40 tackles and a career-high 6.0…added one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.
9/17 vs. Minnesota: Made his season debut and recorded a sack of QB Case Keenum for a loss of 11 yards.
10/22 vs.Cincinnati: Posted his third sack of the season, bringing down QB Andy Dalton in the fourth quarter for a loss of 13 yards.
11/12 at Indianapolis: Totaled 4 tackles (all solo), a 13-yard sack of QB Jacoby Brissett and 3 TFLs.
12/4 at Cincinnati: Established a single-season career high with 5.0 sacks, bringing down QB Andy Dalton in the fourth quarter (4.5 in 2016).
12/25 at Houston: Made 6 tackles (5 solo)...recovered a fumble forced by DE Cameron Heyward in the second quarter, the first defensive fumble recovery of his NFL career.
2016 (7-4/3-3): Saw action in seven games with four starts during the regular season, after being activated from the team’s Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List on November 19…led all AFC linebackers with 4.5 sacks in December/January…started all three postseason contests.
12/11 at Buffalo: Made his first start of the season…recorded his first career multi-sack game (2.5), taking down QB Tyrod Taylor.
12/25 vs. Baltimore: Sacked QB Joe Flacco for a 6-yard loss.
1/1 vs. Cleveland: Recorded a sack and forced fumble on QB Robert Griffin III.
AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 vs. Miami: Split a sack with LB James Harrison.
2015 (16-5/2-2): Played in all 16 games with five starts during the regular season…provided the defensive unit with 26 tackles and 4.0 sacks during the regular season…his 4.0 sacks in the regular season tied for fifth among NFL rookies…became the first rookie since 2013 to record at least one quarterback takedown in each of his first two NFL games…started both postseason contests.
9/10 at New England: Made his NFL debut, recording his first career sack on QB Tom Brady in the first quarter.
9/20 vs.San Francisco: Recorded his second sack of the season…became the first Steelers rookie to have sacks in back-to-back games since 2007 (LaMarr Woodley).
10/12 at San Diego: Sacked QB Philip Rivers for a 4-yard loss.
11/1 vs.Cincinnati: Brought down QB Andy Dalton for a sack…tied Woodley for the third-most sacks by a Steelers rookie in a single season since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
11/29 at Seattle: Made his first career start.
COLLEGE: Played in 47 games at Kentucky (2011-14), starting 38…finished with 247 tackles, 38.0 TFLs, 23.5 sacks and four forced fumbles…ranked second in Wildcat history at the time he left Kentucky with 23.5 career sacks…earned All-SEC honorable mention each of his final three seasons (2012-14), playing both defensive end and linebacker throughout his Kentucky career…finished in the top-10 in the SEC in quarterback sacks three straight years (2012-14)…graduated with a degree in community and leadership development.
PERSONAL: Attended Wilkinson County HS (Irwinton, Ga.)…named first-team All-State as a senior as chosen by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…was a four-year starter at tight end and three-year starter at defensive end…totaled more than 1,000 receiving yards with 10 touchdowns as a senior, to go along with 62 tackles and 10.0 quarterback sacks…his team went 11-3 his senior year and 10-4 as a sophomore, advancing to the Class-A state semifinals each season…was also a basketball standout, helping lead Wilkinson County to the Class-A state championship his senior year…named to the All-Middle Georgia Team…member of the Future Business Leaders of America…son of Sophia Stephens and Alvin Dupree Sr.…has a street named after him in his hometown, Bud Dupree Drive…Full name: Alvin “Bud” Dupree, Jr.