Jack Graham (footballer)

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Jack Graham
Personal information
Date of birth 7 May 1916
Original team Red Cliffs
Height/Weight 191cm / 99kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1935-1949 South Melbourne 227 (233)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1949 season.
Career highlights

Jack Graham (born 7 May 1916, date of death unknown) was an Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Graham was utility player but played mostly as a ruckman. Over the course of his career he was one of the few players who used the place kick and he played in losing grand finals with South Melbourne in 1936 and 1945. He polled well in a couple of Brownlow Medal counts with a seventh placing in 1937 and an equal sixth in 1941. He later served as coach of South Adelaide and also played briefly for the club.

His shin was lacerated in a football game, and the wound never healed properly. He had surgery after retirement to repair the wound and died from surgical complications. His son Ricky Graham and grandson Ben Graham both became league footballers at Geelong.

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