Added depth and leadership at receiver and on special teams during his senior season.
Caught five passes for 48 yards... Made his first start of the year at UCF... Caught one pass for a career-long 33 yards against Houston... Picked up his first reception of the year with a six-yarder vs. Northwestern... Saw action in the first two games on special teams.
Finished fifth on the team with 17 receptions... Twice grabbed a career-best three passes, both times on the road (at East Carolina and SMU)... Caught his first career TD pass at Texas Tech... Three-yard scoring pass from John Thomas Shepherd was also Shepherd's first career TD pass... Made his first career start in the opener at UAB and recorded his first career reception, a 22-yard toss from Shepherd... Recorded three special teams tackles in the last two games and has 11 career special teams stops.
Reserve running back and special teams performer ... Saw action in all 13 games ... credited with three tackles, including a pair on punt coverage ... made his debut at running back against North Texas (six yards on three carries)
Finished fifth on the team with five special teams tackles, four of them on kickoff coverage to tie for third on the team ... made his debut against Baylor on special teams ... credited with his first two career tackles on special teams against Houston ... also credited with special teams tackles against UTEP, SMU and Tulane.
Poteet High School
2007 graduate of Poteet High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area ... unanimous All-District 10-4A selection while playing on both sides of the ball for coach Charlie Hesse ... rushed for 1,425 yards on 185 carries while scoring 21 TDs and added another 432 in receiving yards ... honorable mention all-state selection ... rushed for 3,523 yards and scored 39 touchdowns in his career ... scored four touchdowns in a playoff loss to Lake Dallas, featuring fellow Rice freshman Justin Hill, who also scored four times ... first-team academic all-state ... also earned honorable mention all district honors in basketball and ran track ... member of the National Honor Society ... elected prom king.
Full Name: Taylor Nathaniel Dupree ... Born: September 19, 1988 at Dallas ... Parents: Gail and Susan Dupree (one brother, one sister) ... Rice major: Sports Management... Will Rice College.
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