Boston College running back/wide receiver David Dudeck has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks.
Dudeck originally matriculated to Boston College as an undersized running back out of Hamilton, New Jersey. In 2012, he made his first appearances in the Eagle offense, including three starts in the backfield. Establishing himself as a passing option out of the backfield, he made 21 catches for 155 yards in that first year while also ranking third on the team in rushing yards with 111. He appeared in nine games, including a season high 47 yards receiving in the Army game.
In 2013, with the emergence of Andre Williams and the run-first offense, Dudeck took on a role as a specialist, playing every game for BC but transitioning into a wide receiver's role. With Chase Rettig primarily throwing to Alex Amidon, Dudeck finished third on the team in receptions with 11 catches, tallying 84 yards and a touchdown. He was used in a limited rushing role behind Williams, Myles Willis, and Tyler Rouse, with his touches out of the backfield dipping to just five runs.
As a junior in 2014, Dudeck started the year injured but returned to play a key role in Boston College's bowl game against Penn State. Now officially a wide receiver with 13 catches on the season and no rushes out of the backfield, Tyler Murphy connected with the then-junior for a 21-yard catch-and-run in overtime to give BC the lead over the Nittany Lions in the Pinstripe Bowl. It was Dudeck's first touchdown catch of the season, stamping his return to action in a season in which he caught 13 passes, tied with both Charlie Callinan and Shakim Phillips.
Though Dudeck was never the top name on the stat sheet, he remained in a key role, catching the second most passes for the Eagles in the beleaguered 2015 season. His 15 catches were two behind team leader Thadd Smith, and his 127 yards was fourth best on the team.
Dudeck established himself as an intelligent player willing to do whatever it took for the team throughout his BC career, even if it meant special teams tackling. He recorded nine tackles in two seasons, including five in 2014, making four solo tackles on kickoffs.
Considered a "workhorse," he'll receive a chance to compete with the Seattle Seahawks as one of their undrafted free agents. Seattle also signed high profile UDFA Trevone Boykin, who played quarterback at Texas Christian and is expected to convert to wideout, and Tre Madden, a running back out of USC.
Congratulations to David on this accomplishment, and best of luck as he starts his pro career aspirations!