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Key Facts

Full name
Darrin Pritchard

Known as
Darrin Pritchard

21 March 1966 (age 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 56d
Last game: 31y 162d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 41, 18

Darrin Pritchard

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,844th player to appear, 550th most games played, 1,156th most goals kickedHawthorn: 712th player to appear, 30th most games played, 70th most goals kicked

Stepping into Rodney Eade's footsteps at Hawthorn was another talented, pacy wingman from Tasmania in the shape of Sandy Bay recruit Darrin Pritchard. A member of the Hawks' 1988, 1989 and 1991 premiership sides Pritchard was arguably the most exciting wingman in Australia at his peak. He represented both his home and adopted states at state of origin level, skippering the former on three occasions, and was named in the 1989 VFL Team of the Year. After sustaining a broken leg in 1995 he made a creditable comeback but was never quite the same player. He retired after the 1997 season having played 211 VFL/AFL games. In June 2004, AFL Tasmania named Pritchard on the interchange bench in the Tasmanian 'Team of the Century'.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy's Tasmanian Football Companion


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