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Key Facts

Full name
Kevin Morris

Known as
Kevin Morris

Born
20 August 1950 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 298d
Last game: 31y 16d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 38
Collingwood: 14

Recruited from
Richmond (1978)

Family links
Steven Morris (Son)

Kevin Morris

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1971-1976110710.6568%12.742.521.959
CollingwoodV/AFL1978-198171530.7569%12.543.382.373
V/AFL1971-1976, 1978-19811811240.6969%12.662.862.1212
Total1971-1976, 1978-19811811240.6969%12.662.862.1212

AFL: 8,391st player to appear, 822nd most games played, 838th most goals kickedRichmond: 736th player to appear, 126th most games played, 110th most goals kickedCollingwood: 778th player to appear, 261st most games played, 152nd most goals kicked

After commencing his senior football career with Waverley in the VFA Kevin Morris joined Richmond in 1971 where he swiftly established himself as a key member of the team. After initially playing mostly as a half back flanker he developed into one of the finest ruck-rovers in the game. Boasting considerable raw physical strength he was also highly creative in his use of the ball, qualities which were very much to the fore in the period 1972 to 1974 when the Tigers contested three straight grand finals, losing the first but winning the other two. In the 1973 defeat of Carlton Morris started the match on the bench but a year later he was one of the best players afield as Richmond thrashed North Melbourne. The 1975 season brought a continuation of Morris' good form and he won that season's club best and fairest. Despite this, within twelve months he wanted to move to North Melbourne but, after missing the entire 1977 season, ended up at Collingwood where he gave good service including participating in the losing grand finals of 1979 and 1981, both against Carlton.

Kevin Morris' Richmond career comprised 110 VFL games and 71 goals between 1971 and 1976 and he added 71 games and 53 goals with the Magpies from 1978 to 1981. He spent the 1982 season captain-coaching VFA fist division team Werribee. He later coached West Adelaide in South Australia.

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.