Larry Dupree passed away this morning

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    Was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in the last few days, told the doctor he would have rather have a massive heart attack than to go through cancer treatments...

    This morning his prayer was answered and while sitting with his son, in his home in Maclenny, Larry had a massive heart attack and passed away.

    One of the first to call and offer condolences was Coach Muschamp

    Arrangements are pending
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    State football countdown: No. 25 player at Florida, Larry Dupree
    Larry Dupree, who almost chose to play for Georgia, begins UF countdown at No. 25
    July 5, 2010|By Jason Galloway, Orlando Sentinel
    No. 25 Larry Dupree

    Years: 1962-64

    Position: Halfback/Fullback

    The buzz: After nearly heading to Athens, Ga., to play for the Bulldogs, the MacClenny native decided to attend Florida at the last minute.
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    Larry Dupree of Florida_TD v Georgia_1963.jpg. Larry Dupree of Florida scores against Georgia in 1963 game in Jacksonville.
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    From left to right: Jim Sidle, Auburn, Brian Piccolo, Wake Forest, Roger Staubach, Navy, Ken Willard, North Carolina and Larry Dupree, Florida.
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    Gator HOF
    Lawrence W. Dupree Football 1962–1964 Fullback Larry Dupree was a senior team captain, three-time first-team All-SEC selection, first-team All-American, and recipient of the team's Fergie Ferguson Award. Dupree led the Gators in rushing yardage for three seasons, and finished his college career with 1,725 yards.[11]
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    Very sad. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    A true great. Very sad. Happy he didn't have to suffer at least
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    Sad to hear. Larry was a truly great Gator. Condolences to his family.
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    Thanks for the posts, Growl. I admire Larry for choosing to go out on his own terms. I hope when my time comes I have the same degree of courage.

    Times like this I wish we had a "Thanks" button at the bottom - so I clicked on "Informative" instead - but FWIW....take it as a "Thanks".

    Rest in Peace, Larry.
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    I had the pleasure of watching him play. Exciting runner. RIP.
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    Larry was a player possessing great heart and incredible balance. So sorry to hear the news of his passing. Best to his family.
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    Larry was a real threat to score every time he touched the ball. He was a great Gator and very exciting to watch play!
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    I can't believe this! I had not seen or talked to Larry in many, many years! We became friends in Sept. 1961 when we were both FR at UF and were on the same floor in the brand new, but not quite finished, Trusler Hall. Our rooms were not far apart from each other. I was in Room 214 and I think he was maybe in Room 209 or so. There was another FR football player as his roommate but at the moment I can't remember his name but I sure remembered what he looked like.

    Larry was a Rock! Built like a Rock and always gave 100% on the field of play! Back then FR had their own team. A FR couldn't play on the regular team. I think the FR team had about 4 or maybe 5 games each Fall. And usually the same opponents. I know the FR team always played our 2 oldest and biggest rivals, Auburn and Georgia. And unlike the regular FL GA games always in JAX, the FR games were home and home, Gainesville and Athens. I think the FR team also played FSU and UM. I know many of you will think think it's horrible but FR home games were always played Saturday afternoon at 1:30 P.M. FR home games were scheduled when the regular team had an away game or an open date. Oh, and I'm sure our attendance for the those FR home games at Florida Field was attended a lot more than those regular home games in Tallahassee! :)

    Larry Dupree, a Great and Awesome Gator, RIP.

    Be great to see him in the Ring of Honor.
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    I had the pleasure of meeting him when we were doing some work for the City of North Miami Beach. He was in the risk management department, and great guy to work with. Genuine down to earth person, and I was sorry to hear about his passing.

    God Bless his family.
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    Very sorry to hear it. My first Gator memory was watching the Ray Graves Show after that 1963 UGA game. My daddy told me the story of how Larry's wife had had a baby the day before the game (then, "the day before yesterday") and the baby had died. The team had pleaded with Larry to stay with his wife and family to grieve and he finally acquiesced and stayed behind in Gainesville when the team left for Jax, vowing to play the game in his family's honor.

    Late in the morning, his wife told him he had to go play. State troopers were summoned and they escorted Larry to the Gator Bowl from Gainesville, and the team found him in the locker room, dressed out, when they returned from pre-game warm-ups. Larry played that day. He rushed for, I believe, 187 yards (or was that Emmit in 1987 against Bama?) and 2-3 TDs and the good guys won it.

    You young Gators need to look that one up. One of the greatest stories in Gator lore.
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    I was at that game and Larry "Dupe" as he was called ran with abondon (he always did). He was a quiet leader and a good person. We had (what we thought) was a fire in Flavet III and the fire engine wouldn't start so we all pushed it down the street , including Larry, only to find out a toilet had exploded when when the resident (Married housing) thrw a cigarette butt into the toilet which had been used to dispose of some cleaning fluid. No one was hurt but the resident looked like Al Jolson.
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    Condolences to the family. Mr. Dupree was before my time, but my Dad recalls him well.

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