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Key Facts

Full name
Jeffrey Hogg

Known as
Jeff Hogg

Born
15 October 1966 (age 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 179d
Last game: 29y 322d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 48, 34
Fitzroy: 10

Recruited from
Richmond (1994)

Jeff Hogg

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1986-19931443072.1328%8.532.503.967
FitzroyAFL1994-199640411.0310%6.832.152.750
V/AFL1986-19961843481.8924%8.162.423.707
Total1986-19961843481.8924%8.162.423.707

AFL: 9,690th player to appear, 784th most games played, 140th most goals kickedRichmond: 880th player to appear, 76th most games played, 11th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,123rd player to appear, 305th most games played, 130th most goals kicked

Solid overhead, and a fine kick, Jeff Hogg was perfectly suited to play full forward, which he did in most of the 184 V/AFL games in his career. He joined Richmond from Waverley High School and played under nineteens and reserves football before making his senior debut in 1986. Whilst in the under nineteens he played in the 1985 premiership team. Nicknamed 'Hedge', he headed the Tigers' goal kicking list In 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1993. He enjoyed a particularly good run of form in 1991 and was chosen to represent Victoria against Tasmania in Hobart. He also ran third in the club's best and fairest count the same year, his highest ever placing, while his season's tally of 68 goals was also a personal best.

At the end of a 1993 season which had seen him skipper the Tigers, Hogg and the club could not agree terms on a new contract with the result that, after 144 games and 306 goals in the yellow and black, he was traded to Fitzroy. Whilst still capable of producing good football he was also increasingly impeded by injury as a result of which he only played 40 games and kicked 41 goals for the Lions in three seasons.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Jeff+Hogg

Footnotes

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