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85 And Quite Alive; NFL HOFer Bill Dudley Talks Football

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He’s old enough to have known the likes of Red Grange, Jim Thorpe and Bronko Nagurski.

He appeared on Bowman football cards more than a half-century ago. Bill Dudley was one of the NFL’s top players in the late 1940s and 50s. Good enough to be enshired in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

This weekend’s draft will turn some college kids into multi-millionaires, with most anxiously awaiting the call. In Dudley’s day, it was not exactly a national sensation.