Tod Collins

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Tod Collins
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Personal information
Full name George R. Collins
Date of birth (1876-01-30)30 January 1876
Date of death 24 August 1942(1942-08-24) (aged 66)
Original team Austral / Ballarat
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1903 Essendon 91 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1903 season.
Career highlights
  • Essendon premiership player 1897
  • Essendon premiership captain 1901
  • Essendon captain 1901–1902

George "Tod" Collins (30 January 1876 – 24 August 1942) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Although his given name was George he was known as Tod Collins.

Collins played mostly as a half back flanker and was a strong marker of the ball. He captained Essendon in 1901 and 1902, the former a premiership team. Collins had previously been a member of the inaugural VFL premiership side with Essendon in 1897. During his career he was chosen to represent the Victoria interstate team, appearing in games against South Australia in 1900, 1901 and 1902.

In 1906 he became captain-coach of Victorian Football Association club Preston but retired five games into the season.

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