Pro Football Draft History: 1942
The 1942 NFL Draft - Held December 22, 1941
Bill Dudley

First Pick: Bill Dudley, B, Virginia
 1942, 1945-1946 Pittsburgh Steelers
  1947-1949 Detroit Lions
  1950-1951, 1953 Washington Redskins
  3,057 yards rushing, 123 receptions
  23 interceptions, 44 touchdowns
  484 points scored
  All Pro years: 4
  Pro Bowls: 4
 
Elected to Hall of Fame in 1966

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  Draft# Team Player Pos College
1 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Dudley B Virginia
  2 Cleveland Rams Jack Wilson B Baylor
  3 Philadelphia Eagles Pete Kmetovic B Stanford
  4 Chicago Cardinals Steve Lach B Duke
  5 Detroit Lions Bob Westfall B Michigan
  6 Washington Redskins Orban "Spec" Sanders B Texas
  7 Brooklyn Dodgers Bob Robertson B USC
  8 New York Giants Merle Hapes B Mississippi
  9 Green Bay Packers Urban Odson T Minnesota
  10 Chicago Bears Frankie Albert B Stanford
 

= Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers Taken in 1942 NFL Draft
  Bill Dudley, HB, Pittsburgh Steelers - 1st round (1st overall)

 

 1942 NFL Draft by Team