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Key Facts

Full name
Jack Hawkins

Known as
Jack Hawkins

Born
21 May 1954 (age 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 335d
Last game: 27y 121d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 26

Family links
Michael Hawkins (Brother)Robb Hawkins (Brother)Tom Hawkins (Son)Fred Le Deux (Father-in-law)

Jack Hawkins

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1973-1981182200.1148%8.405.964.3459
Total1973-1981182200.1148%8.405.964.3459

AFL: 8,540th player to appear, 812th most games played, 3,651st most goals kickedGeelong: 743rd player to appear, 58th most games played, 290th most goals kicked

While attending Geelong Grammar as a boy Jack Hawkins was a champion high jumper and it was no coincidence that when he embarked on a league football career with Geelong he quickly earned the nickname 'Jumping Jack'. Able to play in any defensive position he was most commonly used across half back. In addition to his aerial prowess he was agile and quite athletic although sometimes let down by slipshod kicking. Between1973 and 1981 he played 182 VFL games and kicked 20 goals for the Cats. He represented the VFL against Tasmania in 1979. Jack Hawkins' son Tom has been a stalwart of recent Geelong teams although unlike his dad he has played almost exclusively as a forward. 

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.