|Date of birth||16 February 1947|
|Date of death||4 July 1999(aged 52)|
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1973.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Eakins started his career in Western Australia at the Subiaco Football Club, making his debut in 1966. He was a good spoiler of the ball and had an exceptionally long kick. First selected to represent his state in 1968, Eakins became a regular at interstate contests and won a Tassie Medal for his performance at the 1969 Adelaide Carnival as well as getting selected to the All-Australian team as a centre half-back.
Collingwood recruited him soon after and he was a back pocket in their losing 1970 VFL Grand Final side. His time in Victoria was hindered by injuries and he returned to Subiaco after three seasons before retiring at the age of just 26.
- Peter Eakins's statistics from AFL Tables
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