|Full name||Peter Caven|
|Date of birth||16 May 1970|
|Place of birth||New South Wales|
|Original team(s)||Montmorency (DVFL)|
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Peter Caven (born 16 May 1970) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League. He played initially as a nagging, sometimes ungainly but effective defender and built on this base to become a sweeping counterattacking central defender. He began his career at Fitzroy before playing at the Sydney Swans and finally at Adelaide where he was a 2-time premiership player.
Caven was the victim of an infamous act of AFL thuggery when St Kilda's Tony Lockett struck him viciously in the face and broke his cheek-bone during a game in 1994. Lockett was handed a heavy suspension of eight weeks for the incident. In an absurd twist, Caven was forced to issue an apology to Lockett the following week after appearing on comedy television show Denton and, at the urging of host Andrew Denton, bashing an effigy of Lockett with a baseball bat. The following season, Caven and Lockett were team-mates at Sydney.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- 1997 Premiership Player
- 1998 Premiership Player
- Stephen Linnell (24 May 1994). "Lockett, Swans offer apologies". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 50.
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 109. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.
- Peter Caven's player profile at AFL Tables
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