Dave Hudgens (American football)

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Dave Hudgens
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Place of birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Will Rogers High School
College: University of Oklahoma
NFL draft: 1978 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only

Dave Hudgens is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. Hudgens was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 1978 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.

Early years[edit]

He attended Will Rogers High School before moving on to the University of Oklahoma, where he found initial success as an individual Big Eight Conference champion in the shot put and discus throw.[1][2]

Playing defensive tackle in football, he became a starter in the last 4 games of his junior season.[3] He is also known for his big plays against the University of Texas and Ohio State University.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

Hudgens was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 1978 NFL Draft.[6] After an early look playing in the defensive line rotation, the Cowboys decided to convert him to an offensive tackle. He was waived on August 14, 1979 season.[7]


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