Bill Dudley's Career Highlights

All-NFL: 1942 (OF, AP, IN, NY) • 1946 (UPI, NY, PF) • 1947 (NY, PF, HA) • 1948 (HA)

All-NFL Second Team: 1950 (NY) • 1951 (NY)

All-Pro: 1946 (HA)

All-Pro Second Team: 1946 (AP)

All-Pro Third Team: 1947 (UPI)

(3) – 1942, 1951, 1952

(at time of his retirement following 1953 season)

• [2nd] Longest Punt Return – 96t (vs. Pittsburgh, Dec. 3, 1950)

Steelers’ records held by Dudley
(Records through the 1946 season, Dudley’s final season with Pittsburgh)

• [1st] Most Rushing Yards, Season – 696 (1942)
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Season – 48 (1946)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns Scored, Season – 6 (1942)
• [1st] Most Punts, Season – 60 (1946)
• [1st] Most Yards on Punt Returns, Season – 385 (1946)
• [1st] Best Punting Average (Min. 20 Kicks), Season – 40 (1946)
• [1st] Most Interception Return Yards, Season – 242 (1946)
• [1st] Most Punt Returns, Season – 27 (1946)
• [1st] Most Passes Intercepted, Season – 10 (1946)
• [1st] Longest Kickoff Return – 84 (1942)
• [1st] Greatest Total Yards Gained, Season – 1,861 (1946)
• [2nd] Most Points Scored, Career – 104

Lions’ records held by Dudley
(Records through the 1949 season, Dudley’s final season with Detroit)

• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 291 (1946-49)
• [1st] Most Opponent Interceptions, Career – 21 (1946-49)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns Scored, Career – 38 (1946-49)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns Scored, Season – 11 (1947)
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Season – 81 (1949)
• [1st] Longest Punt Return, Game – 84 (vs. Chicago Bears, Oct. 19, 1947)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Extra Points Made, Season – 30 (1949)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Field Goals Made, Season – 5 (1949
• [2nd] Most Rushing Yards, Career – 2,305 (1946-49)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 605 (1946-49)

Redskins’ records held by Dudley
(Records through the 1953 season, Dudley’s final season with Washington)

• [1st] Most Field Goals Made, Season – 11 (1953)
• [1st] Longest Punt Return, Game – 94t (vs. Steelers, Dec. 3, 1950)

NFL Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1942, 1946,
Punt Return Titles: 1946
Interception Titles: 1946

Team Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1942, 1946, 1949D
Passing Titles: 1942, 1946
Scoring Titles: 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947D, 1948D, 1949D, 1950W, 1951W, 1953W
Interception Titles: 1946, 1947D
Kickoff Return Titles: 1947D
Punt Return Titles: 1947D, 1949D, 1950W, 1951W

D Detroit Lions W Washington Redskins All other titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers

• 1946 NFL Most Valuable Player (OF)
• 1940s All-Decade Team

 

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1942 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 0 (2nd)
1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 2 8 0 (5th)
1946 Pittsburgh Steelers 5 5 1 (5th)
1947 Detroit Lions 3 9 0 (5th)
1948 Detroit Lions 2 10 0 (5th)
1949 Detroit Lions 4 8 0 (4th)
1950 Washington Redskins 3 9 0 (6th)
1951 Washington Redskins 5 7 0 (3rd)
1953 Washington Redskins 6 5 1 (3rd)

 

 

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