Australian Football

AustralianFootball.com Celebrating the history of the great Australian game

 

Key Facts

Full name
Kenneth Beck

Known as
Ken Beck

Born
4 August 1940 (age 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 344d
Last game: 32y 29d

Height and weight
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 34, 4

Recruited from
Stawell (1962)

Ken Beck

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1962-1972143230.1644%9.291.884.8223
Total1962-1972143230.1644%9.291.884.8223

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,407th player to appear, 1,398th most games played, 3,380th most goals kickedHawthorn: 526th player to appear, 77th most games played, 221st most goals kicked

Originally from Stawell, Ken Beck was an extremely reliable ruckman for Hawthorn over 143 VFL games from 1962 to 1972. One of the tallest players of his era, standing at 198cm, Beck played in the Hawks' losing 1963 Grand Final side against Geelong and was 19th man when the team went one better and took the flag in 1971.

Author - Andrew Gigacz

Sources

Encyclopedia of Australian Footballers - Holmesby and Main

Footnotes

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