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Key Facts

Full name
Wilbur T. Mohr

Known as
Bill Mohr

Born
29 June 1909

Died
29 March 1971 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 302d
Last game: 31y 301d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 10

Family links
Jack Mohr (Brother)

Bill Mohr

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1929-19411957353.7748%14.156.4650
Total1929-19411957353.7748%14.156.4650

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,502nd player to appear, 672nd most games played, 18th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 628th player to appear, 33rd most games played, 2nd most goals kicked

Recruited from Wagga as a half back flanker Bill Mohr was converted by his VFL club St Kilda into one of the greatest full forwards of the 1930s. The fact that he was selected to represent the VFL state team on 18 occasions during an era when his contemporaries in the position included such luminaries as Gordon Coventry (Collingwood), Bob Pratt (South Melbourne), Jack Titus (Richmond), Ron Todd (Collingwood) and Harry Vallence (Carlton) is perhaps his single most eloquent commendation.

A sound mark as well as a lithe, skilful ground player the real secret of Mohr's success as a goalsneak lay in his kicking, which was almost unfailingly accurate from distances of up to 60 metres. Perhaps surprisingly, where possible he favoured the drop kick, of which he was arguably one of the game's most classical ever exponents.

In his 12-season, 195-game career with the Saints Bill Mohr amassed 735 goals, topping the VFL list (with 101, which comprised more than a third of St Kilda's total score for the year) in 1936. He was also St Kilda's top goalkicker in every season bar his last, and won the club best and fairest award twice.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.