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Player Information

Full name
Horace Bullen

Known as
Horrie Bullen

Born
13 March 1906

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 126d
Last game: 31y 133d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 91 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn, Carlton

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 18
Carlton: 29, 15

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1932)

Horrie Bullen

ClubLeagueYearsGamesWin %GoalsAPGAKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornAFL1926200.00
CarltonAFL1932-19375971%380.643
Totals1926-19376169%380.623

AFL: 3,209th player to appear, 3,307th most games played, 2,227th most goals kickedHawthorn: 51st player to appear, 758th most games played, 661st most goals kickedCarlton: 493rd player to appear, 274th most games played, 181st most goals kicked

Player Biography

Of quite hefty build at 185cm and 91kg, Horrie Bullen failed to establish himself during his first stab at league football with Hawthorn in 1926. After managing just 2 senior games forthe year he quit the VFL scene to join Doncaster, where he spent the next five seasons. Carlton eventually spotted his potential, and enticed him back to the big time in 1932, when he was aged twenty-six; at the end of that year he played as a ruckman and kicked a couple of goals in the Blues' losing grand final team against Richmond. A sturdy, reliable, efficient performer, he went on to give solid service in 59 VFL games between 1932 and 1934 and in 1936-7. He booted 38 goals. Most commonly used as a follower, he could also hold down a key defensive position.

Author - John Devaney