- Billy Joe Dupree
DateOfBirth=Birth date and age|1950|3|7|mf=y
DraftedRound=1 / Pick 20
ProBowls=1976, 1977, 1978
Billy Joe Dupree (born
March 7, 1950in Monroe, Louisiana) is former professional American football tight endwho played his entire career (1973–1983) for the Dallas Cowboysin the National Football League. Before his NFL career, he played high school football at Richardson High School in West Monroe, Louisiana and collegiately at Michigan State University.
Known as a superb blocker and pass receiver, Dupree was one of the top tight ends of his era, helping the Cowboys become one of the top teams in the NFL during the 1970s. He was selected to three consecutive
Pro Bowls (1976–1978) and assisted his team to a 27–10 victory over the Denver Broncosin Super Bowl XII. Dupree was the top receiver of the game with four catches for 66 yards. He also played in Super Bowl Xand scored a touchdown in Super Bowl XIII.
In his 11 NFL seasons, Dupree caught 267 passes for 3,565 yards and 42 touchdowns. He also rushed for 178 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.
More recently, he has become involved in many charities, including the Shriner's, as well as other inner city youth groups. He is an active participant in most NFL Alumni Children's Charity events.
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