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Key Facts

Full name
Darren Crocker

Known as
Darren Crocker

Born
26 March 1967 (age 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 76d
Last game: 31y 149d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 49, 14, 27

Family links
Joel Crocker (Son)

Darren Crocker

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1985-19981651190.7252%9.224.453.2828
Total1985-19981651190.7252%9.224.453.2828

AFL: 9,630th player to appear, 1,066th most games played, 895th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 764th player to appear, 50th most games played, 56th most goals kicked

Darren Crocker was a talented but injury prone footballer who was capable of performing serviceably at both ends of the ground. He debuted with North Melbourne in 1985 and during his first few seasons, before injuries began to take their toll, he was one of the Kangas' most conspicuous performers, for example running second in the club's best and fairest count in 1992. His injury woes notwithstanding, Crocker was sufficiently fit to line up for North in their winning 1996 grand final clash with Sydney to which he contributed 3.2, his team's highest individual score. 

After retiring as a player Darren Crocker became an assistant coach at Richmond for a time and in 2009 spent some time as caretaker coach of the North Melbourne Football Club, a task he undertook again in 2015.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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