Jack Knight (footballer)

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Jack Knight
Personal information
Full name Jack Knight
Date of birth 21 November 1912
Date of death 17 July 1976(1976-07-17) (aged 63)
Original team(s) South Bendigo
Height / weight 183 cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
St Kilda
104 0(85)
024 0(16)
128 (101)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1941 St Kilda 18 (3–15–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1942.

Jack 'Cracker' Knight (21 November 1912 – 17 July 1976)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and both played for and coached St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A ruckman from South Bendigo, Knight wasn't selected in Collingwood's 1935 premiership team despite playing in the Preliminary Final. He made up for it by participating in the 1936 Grand Final, where he played in a forward pocket and kicked a goal in the win. Disappointment followed in 1937 when a six-week suspension for striking Ron Baggott of Melbourne in the Prelim cost him another Grand Final place but he would appear in the next two season's premiership deciders. Knight transferred to St Kilda in 1941 as captain-coach but the club struggled and although he stayed on for another season, it was as a player only.


  1. ^ "Jack Knight". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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