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Key Facts

Full name
Jack Grant

Known as
Jack Grant

24 September 1915

1 December 1983 (aged 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 348d
Last game: 30y 313d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 23, 14, 6
Fitzroy: 19

Recruited from
Geelong (1942); Fitzroy (1945)

Jack Grant

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1935-1941, 1945-1946119990.8349%14.783.3317
V/AFL1935-1943, 1945-19461451571.0850%14.783.3317
Total1935-1943, 1945-19461451571.0850%14.783.3317

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,335th player to appear, 1,408th most games played, 606th most goals kickedGeelong: 404th player to appear, 130th most games played, 86th most goals kickedFitzroy: 585th player to appear, 399th most games played, 84th most goals kicked

Boasting exceptional pace and good all round skills Jack Grant arrived at Geelong from Chilwell in 1935 and went on enjoy a fine career. A premiership player in 1937, he also represented the Big V. Equally comfortable playing on a half forward or half back flank he spent a couple of seasons with Fitzroy when Geelong did not compete owing to wartime travelling restrictions. With the Cats he was a joint best and fairest winner in 1939 and top goal kicker, with 47 goals, the following year. He captained the team in 1946. He also topped Fitzroy's goal kicking list in 1942 with 43 majors. His career comprised 119 VFL games and 99 goals for Geelong between 1935 and 1941 and in 1945-6, plus 26 games and 58 goals for Fitzroy in 1942-3.

Incontrovertible evidence of how much pace he possessed was afforded by his winning the 1938 Stawell Gift.

Author - John Devaney


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


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