George 'Jocka' Todd

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George 'Jocka' Todd
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Personal information
Full name George Todd
Date of birth (1903-01-10)10 January 1903
Date of death 13 August 1986(1986-08-13) (aged 83)
Original team(s) Queenscliff
Height / weight 185 cm / 79 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922–1934 Geelong 232 (54)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1934.
Career highlights
  • Geelong best and fairest 1927, 1930, 1931
  • Geelong premierships 1925, 1931
  • Geelong Team of the Century
  • Victorian representative (12 games, 0 goals)
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

George "Jocka" Todd (10 January 1903 – 13 August 1986) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League (VFL).

A tight checking full-back who spoiled well, Todd played his whole career with Geelong Football Club.[1]

George was recruited from Queenscliff Football Club and played mainly at centre half-forward before transferring to the back line where he played the majority of his games as full back. He possessed outstanding skills and at times was unbeatable. He had the ability to punch the ball away from his opponents no matter how high they were in the air, and played in an era of some of the great full-forwards. His judgement was superb. A master of the drop kick he frequently landed the ball in the centre of the ground. Noted for his fair play, he was never ruffled under pressure.[2]

He was playing coach of Terang in the 1938 Hampden Football League season.[3]

In 1996 Todd was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  2. ^ Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 128. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X. 
  3. ^ "Club History - Terang Mortlake Football Netball Club". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Australian Football Hall of Fame - Players". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 

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