1951 Bowman football card featuring Bill Dudley.
Although versatile and extrememly efficient as a runner, Dudley <i>(35)</i> was also used as a blocker during his years with the Detroit Lions. He is seen here clearing the way against the Washington Redskins.
Dudley, seen here in a rare moment of rest with the Washington Redskins, concluded his 9-year NFL career with 8,257 combined net yards, 478 points, and 23 INTs.
Dudley's finest season came in 1946 when he was named the NFL's MVP and won the rare "triple crown" (NFL rushing, interception, punt return titles).
Bill Dudley's Hall of Fame Mural.
Bill Dudley's Hall of Fame Bust.
Bill Dudley was Virginia's first All-America in 1942.
Dudley was the Steelers' No. 1 draft choice in 1942.
Dudley earned the moniker "Bullet Bill." He rushed for a 55-yard TD in his first professional game.
Bill Dudley was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966.
Dudley regularly returned to Canton during Enshrinement Festival weekends to welcome the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.