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Key Facts

Full name
Mark Hunter

Known as
Mark Hunter

Born
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

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 44, 10

Family links
Lachie Hunter (Son)

Mark Hunter

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1988-1996130100.0847%12.963.812.653
Total1988-1996130100.0847%12.963.812.653

AFL: 9,917th player to appear, 1,658th most games played, 4,987th 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

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.