Chuck Long

Catching Up with Joe Dudek

Plymouth’s Rock
<p> Before the 2010 football season started, Joe Dudek decided to do something radical with the running backs he coaches at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. Well, it wasn’t exactly extreme in terms of a normal ball-carrier’s world, but for Dudek it was pretty far out there.</p>

Before the 2010 football season started, Joe Dudek decided to do something radical with the running backs he coaches at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. Well, it wasn’t exactly extreme in terms of a normal ball-carrier’s world, but for Dudek it was pretty far out there.

He wanted them to block. Imagine that.

“I taught them how to block and graded them on blocking,” he says. “The biggest joke is that I never threw a block in my life.”