Bill Dudley

William McGarvey Dudley
Born: December 24, 1919
Bluefield, VA USA
Deceased: February 4, 2010
Lynchburg, VA USA
Position: HB-TB-QB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 182
College: Virginia
High School: Graham (Bluefield, VA)
Career: 1942-1953
Drafted: 1942 in Round 1, #1 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966

Bill Dudley played from 1942 to 1953 during his career with the Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. Dudley threw for 985 yards in his career, completing 81 of 222 passes with 6 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He also ran for 3,057 yards in 765 attempts with 18 rushing touchdowns.

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1942NFL Pittsburgh Steelers943537.24384.722.155.338 37.5
1945NFL Pittsburgh Steelers321031.2581.800.026.232 14.6
1946NFL Pittsburgh Steelers903235.64525.022.2910.037 20.5
1947NFL Detroit Lions4375.0246.0250.000.011 129.2
1948NFL Detroit Lions100.000.000.01100.00.0
1951NFL Washington Redskins11100.01313.000.000.013 118.8


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1942NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1626964.366 5
1945NFL Pittsburgh Steelers572043.632 3
1946NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1466044.141 2
1947NFL Detroit Lions803023.828 2
1948NFL Detroit Lions33972.911 0
1949NFL Detroit Lions1254023.226 3
1950NFL Washington Redskins663395.127 1
1951NFL Washington Redskins913984.440 2
1953NFL Washington Redskins5153.00
Totals76530574.066 18


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1942NFL Pittsburgh Steelers12424.024 0
1946NFL Pittsburgh Steelers410927.280 1
1947NFL Detroit Lions2737513.964 7
1948NFL Detroit Lions2021010.522 6
1949NFL Detroit Lions271907.018 2
1950NFL Washington Redskins221727.817 1
1951NFL Washington Redskins2230313.840 1
Totals123138311.280 18


Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
1945NFL Pittsburgh Steelers3266.72
1946NFL Pittsburgh Steelers141285.77228.618
1949NFL Detroit Lions323093.814535.745
1950NFL Washington Redskins3131100.010550.046
1951NFL Washington Redskins222195.5131076.951
1953NFL Washington Redskins2525100.0221150.058


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long
1942NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1857231.842
1945NFL Pittsburgh Steelers23618.036
1946NFL Pittsburgh Steelers60240940.269
1947NFL Detroit Lions1565743.862
1948NFL Detroit Lions2382535.968
1949NFL Detroit Lions34127837.655
1950NFL Washington Redskins1458541.860
1951NFL Washington Redskins2794234.946

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1942NFL Pittsburgh Steelers2027113.647 0
1945NFL Pittsburgh Steelers5204.00
1946NFL Pittsburgh Steelers2738514.352 0
1947NFL Detroit Lions1118216.584 1
1948NFL Detroit Lions8678.418 0
1949NFL Detroit Lions1119918.167 1
1950NFL Washington Redskins1218515.496 1
1951NFL Washington Redskins221727.827 0
1953NFL Washington Redskins8344.216 0
Totals124151512.296 3

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1942NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1129827.184 1
1945NFL Pittsburgh Steelers36521.735 0
1946NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1428020.034 0
1947NFL Detroit Lions1535923.978 0
1948NFL Detroit Lions1020420.447 0
1949NFL Detroit Lions1324618.931 0
1950NFL Washington Redskins14343.043 0
1951NFL Washington Redskins1124822.537 0
Totals78174322.384 1


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1942NFL Pittsburgh Steelers36020.025 0
1945NFL Pittsburgh Steelers24723.526 0
1946NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1024224.280 1
1947NFL Detroit Lions510420.841 1
1948NFL Detroit Lions133.00
1950NFL Washington Redskins231.50
Totals2345920.080 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1942NFL Pittsburgh Steelers5001000036
1945NFL Pittsburgh Steelers300002020
1946NFL Pittsburgh Steelers210011212048
1947NFL Detroit Lions2710100066
1948NFL Detroit Lions06000100042
1949NFL Detroit Lions32100530081
1950NFL Washington Redskins111000531064
1951NFL Washington Redskins210001021069
1953NFL Washington Redskins0001125058

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1942NFLPittsburgh Steelers1111
1945NFLPittsburgh Steelers44
1946NFLPittsburgh Steelers1111
1947NFLDetroit Lions98
1948NFLDetroit Lions74
1949NFLDetroit Lions1211
1950NFLWashington Redskins120
1951NFLWashington Redskins120
1953NFLWashington Redskins120


- Pro Football Hall of Fame team All-1940s Team
1946 - Joe F. Carr Trophy (MVP)


1942 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1942 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1942 - NFL All-NFL (1st Team)
1942 - International News Service All-NFL (1st Team)
1946 - United Press International All-NFL (1st Team)
1946 - Chicago Herald American All-NFL/AAFC (1st Team)
1946 - Pro Football Illustrated All-NFL (1st Team)
1946 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1946 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1947 - Pro Football Illustrated All-NFL (1st Team)
1947 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1947 - United Press International All-NFL (3rd Team)
1947 - Chicago Herald American All-NFL (1st Team)
1948 - Chicago Herald American All-NFL (1st Team)
1950 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1951 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)