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3 April 1934
8 July 2016 (aged 82)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 63d
Last game: 29y 17d
Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 92 kg
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Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only
AFL: 6,469th player to appear, 1,888th most games played, 1,486th most goals kickedFitzroy: 704th player to appear, 83rd most games played, 62nd most goals kicked
A useful utility and ruckman from East Brunswick YCW, Rod Vernon progressed through the ranks at Fitzroy before making the first of an eventual 119 senior VFL appearances in 1954. Always a danger when resting in the forward lines he bagged 72 goals over the course of his ten season career.
Away from football Vernon ran a Milk Bar situated just outside the western end of the Brunswick Street Oval and whenever he had a set shot at that end the crowd would enjoin him to “kick it through the Milk Bar window”.
Author - John Devaney