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Key Facts

Full name
Russell Morris

Known as
Russell Morris

1 June 1962 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 304d
Last game: 31y 305d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 37, 15
St. Kilda: 12

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1991)

Russell Morris

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1984-1988, 199093520.5676%10.395.134.5414
St. KildaAFL1991-199466320.4859%11.455.734.5012
V/AFL1984-1988, 1990-1994159840.5369%10.835.384.5226
Total1984-1988, 1990-1994159840.5369%10.835.384.5226

AFL: 9,486th player to appear, 1,124th most games played, 1,273rd most goals kickedHawthorn: 694th player to appear, 161st most games played, 120th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,373rd player to appear, 229th most games played, 202nd most goals kicked

Russell Morris played briefly with North Shore before being coaxed back to Hawthorn, where he had played previously as a junior prior to moving to Sydney. He was a highly capable utility who in his debut season of 1984 with the Hawks was widely feted as the recruit of the year but nevertheless was not picked in that season’s losing grand final team against Essendon. He did, however, appear in the grand finals of 1985-6-7, although only the 1986 game, against Carlton, was won.

Morris enjoyed an exceptional 1987 season which brought selection for Victoria and inclusion in that year’s All Australian team.

In 1991 after 93 V/AFL games and 52 goals for the Hawks he crossed to St Kilda where he spent four seasons, adding 66 games and 32 goals to his respective career tallies.

Author - John Devaney


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


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