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Key Facts

Full name
David Grant

Known as
David Grant

Born
7 August 1966 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 300d
Last game: 29y 285d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 35, 6
Melbourne: 16

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1996)

David Grant

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1984-1995191750.3936%8.874.774.7019
MelbourneAFL1996700.0014%5.002.433.290
V/AFL1984-1996198750.3835%8.734.694.6519
Total1984-1996198750.3835%8.734.694.6519

AFL: 9,527th player to appear, 656th most games played, 1,436th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,297th player to appear, 34th most games played, 86th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,168th player to appear, 884th most games played, 1,341st most goals kicked

After playing briefly with City-South David Grant was snapped up by St Kilda where, after a slow start to his VFL career, he developed into a top notch utility player. A superb, one grab mark, he boasted excellent all round skills and was more often than not able to camouflage an apparent lack of pace by a combination of great anticipation and relentless will-to-win. Much of his best football was played as a defender, but he could do a job up forward or on the ball when required.

A Tasmanian state of origin representative, Grant achieved AFL All Australian selection in 1991. Between 1984 and 1995 he played a total of 191 V/AFL games, and kicked 75 goals. In 1996 he crossed to Melbourne but his career with the Demons failed to ignite and he managed just seven games for the season before retiring.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's Tasmanian Football Companion

Footnotes

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