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Key Facts

Full name
Jack Davis

Known as
Jack Davis

Born
16 July 1908

Died
11 August 1991 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 298d
Last game: 30y 42d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 26

Jack Davis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1930-1938150310.2147%16.205.7071
Total1930-1938150310.2147%16.205.7071

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,666th player to appear, 1,304th most games played, 2,880th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 641st player to appear, 62nd most games played, 205th most goals kicked

Undoubtedly one of the finest key position defenders of his era, Jack Davis won best and fairest awards at St Kilda in 1934-5 and 1937, and was a regular member of 'Big V' representative sides. Between 1930 and 1938 he played a total of 150 VFL games for the Saints and would, presumably, have been a strong contender for inclusion in the club's official 'Team of the Century', announced in 2002. 

Unfortunately for Davis, the 1930s was a fairly thankless decade for St Kilda, with the club's only finals appearance coming in 1939, two years after Davis had elected to call it quits.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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