Hocking (right) in the early 1940s
|Full name||Gordon Charles Hocking|
|Date of birth||12 August 1919|
|Date of death||24 March 1986(aged 66)|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1952.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Hocking was primarily a knock ruckman but could also play most positions around the ground. He made his debut at Collingwood in the 1938 VFL season and was a losing Grand Finalist in his first two seasons. In 1950 he was appointed club captain and he remained in the role the following year, leading Collingwood to a Preliminary Final which they lost to Essendon by two points. Hocking was a regular interstate representative for Victoria and starred at the 1950 Brisbane Carnival. That year he was named as a half back flanker in the Sporting Life Team of the Year.
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