Ern Utting

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Ern Utting
Ern Utting 1925.jpg
Utting in May 1925
Personal information
Full name Ernest Benjamin Utting
Date of birth 31 October 1897
Place of birth Collingwood, Victoria
Date of death 21 November 1948(1948-11-21) (aged 51)
Place of death Hawthorn, Victoria
Original team(s) Preston
Height 166 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1919–1922 Collingwood 016 (29)
1925–1932 Hawthorn 101 (28)
Total117 (57)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1932.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ernest Benjamin 'Tich' Utting (31 October 1897 – 21 November 1948) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club and Hawthorn Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). [1]

Utting started his league career with Collingwood but struggled to get game time in what was a strong side, although he managed to top their goalkicking in 1920 with 23 goals. After four years he left the club and joined Hawthorn who were then in the Victorian Football Association. He returned to the big time in 1925 and was a member of Hawthorn's inaugural VFL side. The Club Champion in 1927 and 1929, Utting was also the first Hawthorn footballer to play 100 VFL games. Playing mainly in the back pocket, he polled well in the Brownlow Medal during his career and finished in the top 10 on three occasions. He left the senior side at the end of 1932 but captained the seconds side in 1933, winning the Gardiner Medal for the league's best and fairest player. [2]

Utting died suddenly at his home in Hawthorn in 1948. [3]

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References

  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. ISBN   978-1-921496-00-4.
  2. "Ernest Utting". Hawk Headquarters. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011.
  3. "Former VFL Star Dies Suddenly". The Argus. 23 November 1948. p. 16.