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Bud DuPree's Football Jersey Retired

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From Fox 24s Claire Helm

WILKINSON COUNTY, Ga. -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree retired his jersey at Wilkinson County High School on Thursday.

The former Wilco Warrior spoke at a ceremony with family and elementary, middle and high school seniors present.

Dupree thanked everybody in attendance and said, "I just want to say to anybody who wants to make it to the NBA, NFL, baseball, track: It doesn't matter. You always can get there if you just work hard, trust your dreams, and trust the people who are on your team and just believe in yourself. Every day, go out and do extra work."

He added that whatever someone decides to be, they can work to be the best at it. "Even if you don't make it in sports, you can make it in life. And once you've made it in life, you've still made it," Dupree said.

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