Jack Hawkins (footballer)

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Jack Hawkins
Personal information
Full name Jack Hawkins
Date of birth (1954-05-21) 21 May 1954 (age 60)
Original team Finley
Height/Weight 188cm / 83 kg
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1973 – 1981 Geelong 182 (20)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2007 season.

Jack Hawkins (born 21 May 1954) is a former Australian Rules footballer who played 182 games for Geelong from 1973 to 1981. He is the father of current Geelong forward Tom Hawkins.[1]

Hawkins made his Victorian Football League (VFL) debut against Collingwood in Round 3 1973 and immediately became a leading player for Geelong.[2]

Hawkins had his most successful season in 1976, playing 24 games and polling 24 Brownlow Medal votes, finishing twelfth behind winner Graham Moss.[3]

Hawkins was known as 'Jumping Jack' for his incredible vertical leap when jumping for a mark. He also won the State High Jump competition.[4]

Hawkins' brothers Michael and Robb Hawkins also both played for Geelong, but each for just a single season. Jack's wife, Jennie, is the daughter of another former Geelong player, Fred Le Deux.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Grand, C. "Geelong's latest next big thing", The Australian, 9 March 2007, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/geelongs-latest-next-big-thing/story-e6frg7mx-1111113122672 Accessed 27 January 2010.
  2. ^ Jack Hawkins, rleague.com http://stats.rleague.com/afl/stats/players/J/Jack_Hawkins.html Accessed 28 January 2010
  3. ^ "1976 Brownlow Medal", rleague.com, http://stats.rleague.com/afl/brownlow/brownlow1976.html Accessed 28 January 2010
  4. ^ The Age, "League Training Notes", 18 March 1981, p. 33
  5. ^ Anderson, Jon (19 April 2007). "Tom Cat has right pedigree". Herald Sun.