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Key Facts

Full name
Maurie Young

Known as
Maurie Young

7 March 1937

13 February 2023 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 45d
Last game: 23y 173d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 8

Family links
Garry Young (Brother)

Maurie Young

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 6,667th player to appear, 3,304th most games played, 1,772nd most goals kickedHawthorn: 469th player to appear, 209th most games played, 108th most goals kicked

The younger brother of Gary Young, alongside whom he played for a time, Maurie Young was a dynamic, high-leaping ruckman who played 71 senior games for Hawthorn between 1956 and 1960. He was particularly effective during the Hawks' first ever VFL finals campaign in 1957.

Author - John Devaney


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