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3 September 1965 (age 57)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 214d
Last game: 30y 329d
Height and weight
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Footscray: 44, 10
Lachie Hunter (Son)
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AFL: 9,917th player to appear, 1,659th most games played, 4,989th most goals kickedFootscray: 790th player to appear, 85th most games played, 393rd most goals kicked
Originally from Melton Bloods, Mark Hunter played under nineteen and reserve grade football at Geelong but was delisted without playing a senior game. Footscray, however, thought he had potential and invited him to train with them. Solid, unostentatious but consistently effective, he went on to give admirable service to the Bulldogs, mainly as a defender, in 130 V/AFL games between 1988 and 1996. His tally of games would have been quite a bit higher had he not suffered from persistent hamstring problems.
After retiring as a player Mark Hunter spent the 1999 season as an assistant coach at Williamstown. He has since carved out a career for himself as a horse racing analyst on both radio and the internet. Meanwhile his son Lachie Hunter was drafted by the Western Bulldogs under the father-son rule in 2012 and has since gone on to impress.
Author - John Devaney