The San Diego Chargers’ Bill Hudson

autographed 1962 fleer bill hudson

Bill Hudson and Ron Nery were certainly the lesser-known of the Chargers Fearsome Foursome.  But when the other two linemates were Ernie Ladd and Earl Faison, then that becomes a bit more understandable.  Most of the AFL’s defensive linemen of the time were overshadowed by Faison and Ladd.

Still, as a veteran of the Canadian Football League, Bill Hudson was able to lend his experience to an otherwise young Chargers team.  Along with quarterback Jack Kemp, Hudson was one of the early San Diego Chargers team captains.

After his football days, Bill Hudson started a small office-cleaning service.  Through his efforts, Diversco grew into one of America’s biggest building service contractors.

Bill Hudson was recollected in this online ARTICLE from 2009.

My interview with Hudson can be found HERE on Tales from the American Football League.

Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.


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