Dave Hudgens (American football)
|Place of birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|High school: Will Rogers High School|
|College: University of Oklahoma|
|NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
Career highlights and awards
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.
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.
Playing defensive tackle in football, he became a starter in the last 4 games of his junior season. He is also known for his big plays against the University of Texas and Ohio State University.
Hudgens was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 1978 NFL Draft. 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.