John Peck (Australian rules footballer)

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John Peck
Personal information
Date of birth 7 August 1937
Date of death 2 February 1993(1993-02-02) (aged 55)
Original team Canterbury Colts
Debut Round 1, 1954, Hawthorn
v. Essendon, at Glenferrie Oval
Height/Weight 188 cm, 91 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1954–1966 Hawthorn 213 (475)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1966 season.
Career highlights

John Peck (7 August 1937 – 2 February 1993)[1] was an Australian rules footballer, who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

John Peck played for Hawthorn from 1954 to 1966. He was the first Hawthorn player to win the leading VFL goalkicking award. Peck won the award in three successive years in 1963–65. He Kicked 78 goals in 1963, 66 goals in 1964 and 58 goals in 1965. He played in the 1961 and 1963 Grand Finals.

In 1960 Peck kicked the winning goal in a match against Collingwood at Victoria Park, It was Hawthorn's first win after 35 years at that venue.

Peck was the last player to win the Coleman Medal from the wooden spoon winning side until Brendan Fevola from Carlton won it in 2006.

He played for Port Melbourne in the Victorian Football Association in 1967 and 1968.[2] Most notably during his time at Port Melbourne, Peck was reported for abusing and disputing the decisions of field umpire David Jackson in the second quarter of the controversial 1967 VFA Grand Final; the incident prompted captain-coach Brian Buckley to lead the Port Melbourne team off the ground (a forfeiture was averted when club officials instructed the players to return to the field), and Peck was suspended for six matches for the incident.[3]

VFL Statistics[edit]

[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Peck won an AFL Premiership
Led the league for the Season only*
Led the league after finals only*
Led the league after Season and Finals*

*10 games required to be eligible.

Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1954 Hawthorn 23 9 12 - - - - - - 1.3 - - - - - -
1955 Hawthorn 23 16 20 - - - - - - 1.3 - - - - - -
1956 Hawthorn 23 18 31 - - - - - - 1.7 - - - - - -
1957 Hawthorn 23 16 9 - - - - - - 0.6 - - - - - -
1958 Hawthorn 23 18 27 - - - - - - 1.5 - - - - - -
1959 Hawthorn 23 15 29 - - - - - - 1.9 - - - - - -
1960 Hawthorn 23 18 29 - - - - - - 1.6 - - - - - -
1961 Hawthorn 23 18 49 - - - - - - 2.7 - - - - - -
1962 Hawthorn 23 18 38 - - - - - - 2.1 - - - - - -
1963 Hawthorn 23 16 75 - - - - - - 4.7 - - - - - -
1964 Hawthorn 23 17 68 - - - - - - 4.0 - - - - - -
1965 Hawthorn 23 18 56 46 174 21 195 59 - 3.1 2.6 9.7 1.2 10.8 3.3 -
1966 Hawthorn 23 16 32 20 117 22 139 40 - 2.0 1.3 7.3 1.4 8.7 2.5 -
Career 213 475 66 291 43 334 99 - 2.2 1.9 8.6 1.3 9.8 2.9 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of Fame - John Peck". Hawthorn Football Club. 
  2. ^ Jacob, Tom (25 June 1974). "Comeback for Peck, 36". The Age (Melbourne, VIC). p. 18. 
  3. ^ Carter, Ron; Hobbs, Greg (4 October 1967). "Peck Out – Six Games". The Age (Melbourne, VIC). p. 22. 
  4. ^ John Peck's player profile at AFL Tables

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Doug Wade
Coleman Medallist
1963–1965
Succeeded by
Ted Fordham