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21 January 1945 (age 78)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 92d
Last game: 27y 204d
Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 75 kg
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AFL: 7,778th player to appear, 2,259th most games played, 2,830th most goals kickedHawthorn: 561st player to appear, 133rd most games played, 174th most goals kicked
Solid, quick and extremely difficult to beat, Hawthorn's recruit from University Blacks, Ray Wilson, had an immediate impact on the league football scene when he made his debut in 1966. Playing mainly on the wing he enjoyed a stellar season, landing the Hawks' best and fairest award, and suggesting quite strongly that he was a rare champion in the making.
If Wilson did not quite fulfill that early potential, he nevertheless gave the brown and golds some fine service in a 105-game VFL career that ended in 1972. Quite tall for a winger at 180 cm, he was particularly noted for his excellent disposal skills. He was on the bench in 1971 as the Hawks overcame St Kilda to lift their second VFL pennant.
Author - John Devaney