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Key Facts

Full name
Laurence Kerr

Known as
Laurie Kerr

Born
25 June 1928

Died
28 December 2001 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 20d
Last game: 31y 86d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 11

Family links
Peter Kerr (Son)

Laurie Kerr

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1950-1959149480.3250%11.001.5024
Total1950-1959149480.3250%11.001.5024

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,037th player to appear, 1,295th most games played, 2,074th most goals kickedCarlton: 644th player to appear, 81st most games played, 168th most goals kicked

Strong, rugged and exceptionally quick, Laurie Kerr approached the game with a kind of animal ferocity that made him the member of the Carlton team opposition players loved to hate. Never the most naturally skilled of players, his full-blooded - and full-bodied - approach helped compensate for this, and he was an extremely effective performer for the Blues in a variety of positions, including the wing, a half forward flank, and the centre. He also represented the VFL. His VFL career comprised 149 games and 48 goals between 1950 and 1959. He was also a highly successful professional sprinter.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.