Jack Collins (footballer, born 1925)

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Jack Collins
Personal information
Full name Jack Cecil Collins
Date of birth 9 May 1925
Date of death 4 January 1998(1998-01-04) (aged 72)
Original team(s) Fitzroy Sub-District
Debut Round 4, 1945, Fitzroy
vs. Carlton, at Princes Park
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1945–1949 Fitzroy 31 (36)
1950 Essendon 13 0(1)
Total 44 (37)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1950.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack Cecil Collins (9 May 1925 – 4 January 1998)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club and Essendon Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[2]

Collins, who was recruited locally to Fitzroy, kicked seven goals in a game against St Kilda at Brunswick Street in his debut season.

He finished his career with a premiership at Essendon in 1950, where he played on the wing in the Grand Final win.

His sons Daryl and Denis both played in the VFL during the 1970s.


  1. ^ "Jack Collins - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Past Player Profiles - C (Collins, Jack C)". essendonfc.com.au. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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