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Walt Cudzik
No. 54, 56, 53     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1932-02-21)February 21, 1932
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Date of death: December 11, 2005(2005-12-11) (aged 73)
Career information
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1954 / Round: 18 / Pick: 212
Debuted in 1954 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1964 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     71
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Walter Jacob Cudzik (February 21, 1932 – December 11, 2005) was an American football center in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He also played in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots and the Buffalo Bills.


Cudzik played college football at Purdue University.


Cudzik was drafted in the eighteenth round of the 1954 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, where he played up to 1959.


Cudzik was taken by the Boston Patriots in their inaugural season of 1960, where he played up to 1963. In his final year (1964), Cudzik became a member of the Buffalo Bills as their starting center,[1] replacing Al Bemiller, who was moved to right offensive guard to accommodate him. That year, the Bills scored 400 points (28.6 points/game), 1st among 8 teams in the AFL, and won the AFL championship under head coach Lou Saban. In 1965, Cudzick was replaced by Dave Behrman.[2]