|Date of birth||6 November 1949|
|Original team(s)||Northcote (VFA)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1972.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
McOrist was recruited from Northcote, where he finished third for the J. J. Field Trophy (Victorian Football Association Division 2 Best & Fairest) in 1971. He was a half-forward flanker who played one year of senior football at Collingwood in 1972; he played only 12 games, for 16 goals under coach Neil Mann, including six goals in his first full match, after being a reserve in his first match.
- Terry O'Halloran (19 August 1971). "Trophy to Rod Evans". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 24.
- "Every Collingwood goalkicker 1892–2004", afl.com.au, accessed 26 January 2010
- Magpies name Waters 19th
- Goalkickers. The most in a match, The biggest and the rest
- Ian McOrist's statistics from AFL Tables