No. 33 Larry Dupree


Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 31, 2006 at 11:57 a.m.

Position: Halfback/fullback.

Years he played: 1962-64.

Top 100 credentials: In 1964, Dupree became only the third back in league history to earn first-team All-SEC honors for a third time.

He also was an All-America selection that season.

Dupree was second on the all-time Florida rushing list with 1,725 yards.

How he shined: The day after he buried his stillborn child in Macclenny, Dupree was given a police escort from Gainesville to Jacksonville the morning of the 1963 UF-Georgia game and helped the Gators beat the Bulldogs 21-14.

Dupree scored one touchdown and later in the game broke free for what turned into the winning score.

Dupree fumbled the ball in the end zone and it was recovered by teammate Lynn Matthews.

Making his mark: Despite battling a knee injury his entire career, Dupree never missed a game.

He is now in private business in Macclenny.

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