Tod Collins

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Tod Collins
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Personal information
Full name George Robert Collins
Date of birth (1876-01-30)30 January 1876
Place of birth Hobart, Tasmania
Date of death 24 August 1942(1942-08-24) (aged 66)
Place of death Malvern, Victoria
Original team(s) Austral / Ballarat
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1896 Essendon (VFA) 7 (4)
1897–1903 Essendon 91 (23)
Total 98 (27)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

George Robert "Tod" Collins (30 January 1876 – 24 August 1942) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Although his given name was George, he was known as Tod Collins.

Collins played mostly as a half back flanker and was a strong marker of the ball. He captained Essendon in 1901 and 1902, the former a premiership team. Collins had previously been a member of the inaugural VFL premiership side with Essendon in 1897. During his career he was chosen to represent the Victoria interstate team, appearing in games against South Australia in 1900, 1901 and 1902.

In 1906 he became captain-coach of Victorian Football Association club Preston, but retired five games into the season.

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