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Key Facts

Full name
Rayden Tallis

Known as
Rayden Tallis

9 June 1975 (age 47)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 303d
Last game: 29y 74d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 38, 29, 4

Rayden Tallis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,484th player to appear, 1,062nd most games played, 3,131st most goals kickedHawthorn: 750th player to appear, 59th most games played, 195th most goals kicked

Rayden Tallis debuted with the Hawks in 1994, earning a Norwich Rising Star nomination over the course of what was a highly promising inaugural campaign. Much of his time was spent as a permanent back pocket but he could also function well as a midfield tagger. The 1996 season saw his progress stalled by a series of nagging injuries and over the next three seasons he played a lot of football with the reserves. In 2000, under the coaching of Peter Schwab, his career suddenly blossomed, and Tallis later admitted that he had struggled to adapt to the techniques and tactics espoused by Schwab's predecessor as coach, Ken Judge. 

Rayden Tallis retired at the end of the 2004 season having played 163 AFL games and kicked 27 goals.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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