By Steve Stinson
William McGarvey "Bullet invoice" Dudley (December 24, 1921 – February four, 2010) led an exciting occupation as a certified American soccer participant within the nationwide soccer League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, and Washington Redskins. With humble beginnings in Bluefield, Virginia he made the soccer workforce his junior yr, and in 1938 he kicked a 35-yard box objective within the season's finale. Dudley was once drafted within the 1942 NFL Draft with the 1st total decide via the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was once inducted into the professional soccer corridor of reputation in 1966 and the Virginia activities corridor of reputation in 1972. throughout the 1942 season, he led the league in speeding with 696 yards on 162 includes and used to be then named to the All-Pro crew. Steve Stinson revisits his father-in-law’s trip from Bluefield, Virginia via his retirement from the NFL and stocks every little thing he dropped at groups in among each one pivotal second in Dudley’s existence.
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