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Key Facts

Full name
Eric Peck

Known as
Eric Peck

Born
1 August 1899

Died
18 July 1948 (aged 48)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 291d
Last game: 24y 318d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Melbourne; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 19
Melbourne: 34, 24
St. Kilda: 25

Recruited from
Geelong (1922); Melbourne (1924)

Eric Peck

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1917-19215090.1842%0
MelbourneV/AFL1922-1923600.0033%0
St. KildaV/AFL1924200.000%0
V/AFL1917-19245890.1640%0
Total1917-19245890.1640%0

AFL: 2,285th player to appear, 3,824th most games played, 5,065th most goals kickedGeelong: 249th player to appear, 330th most games played, 425th most goals kickedMelbourne: 402nd player to appear, 895th most games played, 1,147th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 558th player to appear, 1,340th most games played, 1,365th most goals kicked

Eric Peck was playing for Geelong Military Cadets when he was recruited by Geelong and he quickly established himself as a first rate VFL footballer. A pacy wingman or half forward flanker with smooth ball handling skills his kicking, almost exclusively using the drop kick, was excellent. He was also highly proficient in the nascent art of handball, often combining with rover Alec Eason to run the ball into attack by this means. His VFL career with Geelong ran from 1917 to 1921 and saw him play 50 games and score nine goals. He then had brief stints at Melbourne (six games, no goals, 1922-3) and St Kilda (two games, no goals, 1924).

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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