Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Darren Baxter

Known as
Darren Baxter

19 March 1965 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 89d
Last game: 29y 112d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 35
Hawthorn: 29

Recruited from
Footscray (1993)

Darren Baxter

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,535th player to appear, 1,204th most games played, 2,963rd most goals kickedFootscray: 749th player to appear, 88th most games played, 208th most goals kickedHawthorn: 741st player to appear, 387th most games played, 598th most goals kicked

An on-baller who tended to be deployed as a tagger early in his career before developing into a more attacking player, Darren Baxter gave fine service to Footscray in 129 VFL games between 1984 and 1992. Over that period his improvement was steady but noticeable and it therefore came as something of a surprise when he was traded to Hawthorn ahead of the 1993 season in return for two late draft picks. In two years with the Hawks he continued to catch the eye, playing another 27 games and, just as he had done during his final seasons at Footscray, regularly racking up sizeable possession tallies.

Author - John Devaney


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