|Date of birth||29 April 1914|
|Date of death||12 December 1991(aged 77)|
|Debut||22 July 1933 (round 13), Essendon
vs. St Kilda, at St Kilda Cricket Ground
|Height / weight||184 cm / 83 kg|
|1944–1945||St Kilda||17 (19)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Edward C. "Ted" Rippon (29 April 1914 – 12 December 1991) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon prior to his World War II service for St Kilda after the war in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
He moved to Essendon in 1933, and made his senior debut against St Kilda on 22 July 1933 (round 13 of the home-and-away season). He was a good, hard working, reliable player for Essendon, winning Essendon's Most Serviceable Player award in 1935, who played the most of his 69 senior games in the ruck.
He was often referred to as "Autumn Leaves" because of his propensity to fall over after contesting the ball in the air (Carlton's John Benetti (1958–1965) was also known as "Autumn Leaves Benetti" for a similar reason).
After the war, Ted he spent two seasons with St Kilda (1944–1945), and played 17 senior games.
Ted served on the Essendon Football Club Committee as Vice President from 1950 to 1956.
- Miller, Petraitis & Jeremiah, (1997), p.132.
- Dunn, J., "Barefoot Boy "Picked On" — Profile: Ted Rippon", The Argus, (Tuesday, 21 August 1951), p.11.
- Maplestone, M., Flying Higher: History of the Essendon Football Club 1872–1996, Essendon Football Club, (Melbourne), 1996. ISBN 0-9591740-2-8
- Miller, W., Petraitis, V. & Jeremiah, V., The Great John Coleman, Nivar Press, (Cheltenham), 1997. ISBN 0-646-31616-8