NFL: Hall of Famer Dudley dies at 88
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Dudley has died after a short illness. He was 88.
A halfback, Dudley was the Steelers’ top draft choice in 1942 and led the league in rushing that season. He went into the Army for the next two years, then returned for two more seasons in Pittsburgh. In 1946, Dudley led the NFL in rushing, punt returns and interceptions — he also played defensive back.
Dudley played for the Detroit Lions from 1947-49 and the Washington Redskins in 1950, 1951 and 1953. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1966.