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Key Facts

Full name
George Jerram

Known as
George Jerram

Born
15 August 1904

Died
20 May 1948 (aged 43)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 266d
Last game: 31y 23d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 1
North Melbourne: 2

Recruited from
Geelong (1930)

George Jerram

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1926-192967310.4661%3
North MelbourneV/AFL1930-1932, 1934-193577100.1313%16.006.0012
V/AFL1926-1932, 1934-1935144410.2835%16.006.0015
Total1926-1932, 1934-1935144410.2835%16.006.0015

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,149th player to appear, 1,380th most games played, 2,339th most goals kickedGeelong: 321st player to appear, 259th most games played, 214th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 108th player to appear, 173rd most games played, 348th most goals kicked

George Jerram was a determined, hard working all rounder or utility who gave high quality service to two VFL clubs. A Victorian interstate representative at the 1927 Melbourne carnival and again a year later he was essentially two or three players rolled into one, capable of playing as a follower, back pocket or across half forward. Originally from Queenscliff Garrison Artillery he commenced his league career with Geelong in 1926 and went on to play 67 games and kick 31 goals in four seasons for the club. His form in 1927 was particularly eye catching and not only did he play carnival football he ran sixth in that year's Brownlow voting. 

Jerram's next port of call was North Melbourne for whom he added 77 VFL games and 10 goals between 1930 and 1932 and in 1934 and 1935. He rounded off his career with a stint at VFA club Williamstown which included serving as captain-coach in 1938. Unfortunately for Jerram when the Seagulls broke through for a premiership in 1939 he had left the club.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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