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27 October 1964 (age 58)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 150d
Last game: 31y 308d
Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Mitch Wallis (Son)Josh Wallis (Son)
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AFL: 9,410th player to appear, 215th most games played, 1,842nd most goals kickedFootscray: 737th player to appear, 12th most games played, 114th most goals kicked
Footscray's Steve Wallis started his VFL career as a creative running centreman who combined with the likes of Doug Hawkins and Brian Royal to give the Bulldogs one of the most potent running brigades in the league. A prolific possession gatherer, he ran equal fourth in the Brownlow Medal voting in 1985, his third league season.
Renowned for his strong use of the body, Wallis began to take on more defensive roles as his career progressed. He was an excellent tagger, and could also do a highly effective job anywhere in the backlines. He captained Footscray in 1989, and represented Victoria on three occasions. Between 1983 and 1996 he played a total of 261 V/AFL games and booted 57 goals. He might be considered a trifle unfortunate to have missed selection in the Bulldogs' official 'Team of the Century'.
Author - John Devaney