16 October 1904
15 April 1964 (aged 59)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 258d
Last game: 28y 321d
Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 74 kg
Melbourne: 34, 14
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Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only
Blessed with all the skills of the game, and particularly renowned for his sure ball handling, Ray Usher was virtually the perfect centreline player, a fact he repeatedly proved in 82 VFL games for Melbourne between 1928 and 1933. He also represented the VFL on five occasions. It was said of him that he “managed to play in the toughest games without his sleekly brushed hair every becoming disarranged”.
After leaving Melbourne in 1934 Usher tried out with Hawthorn but was not signed. He then travelled to Tasmania where he spent time as captain coach of TANFL side Lefroy and Burnie of the NWFU.
Author - John Devaney
1. Cited, without attribution, on http://demonwiki.org/Ray+Usher.