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Billy Joe Dupree 89

TIGHT END

1973-1983

Billy Joe DuPree was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round (20th overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he became an immediate starter, taking over the retired Mike Ditka. He led the team in receiving yards (392) and was second in receiving touchdowns. Known as a superb blocker and pass receiver, DuPree was one of the top tight ends of his era. He caught 267 passes for 3,565 yards and 42 touchdowns. He also rushed for 178 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.
 

Dupree was selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls,(1976–1978), and assisted his team to a 27–10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII, as the top receiver of the game (four catches for 66 yards). He also played in Super Bowl X and scored a touchdown in Super Bowl XIII; in both games the Cowboys lost against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Show your appreciation for Billy Joe Dupree with collectibles, photographs and more here at the Drew Pearson's Cowboys Legends Pro Shop.

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