Jack Grant

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For the former Carlton and St Kilda player, see Jack Grant (footballer, born 1883).
Jack Grant
Personal information
Date of birth 24 September 1915
Date of death 1 December 1982(1982-12-01) (aged 67)
Original team(s) Chilwell (GDFL)
Height / weight 183 cm / 82 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1935–1941 Geelong 099 0(71)
1942–1943 Fitzroy 026 0(58)
1945–1946 Geelong 020 0(28)
Total 145 (157)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack W. Grant (24 September 1915 – 1 December 1982) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club and Fitzroy Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Grant usually played on the half forward or half back flank.

He had exceptional pace, winning the 1938 130-yard Stawell Gift in eleven and eleven-sixteenths of a second, off a handicap of 11½ yards.[1][2][3]

A member of Geelong's premiership team in 1937, Grant won their best and fairest award in 1939 and was their leading goalkicker in 1940 with 47 goals. In 1942 he moved to Fitzroy and spent two seasons with the club, topping their goalkicking in 1942 with 43 goals. He returned to Geelong in 1945 and captained them the following season.


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