Jack Evans (footballer, born 1908)

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Jack Evans
Personal information
Date of birth(1908-01-19)19 January 1908
Place of birth Moolap, Victoria
Date of death 10 July 1960(1960-07-10) (aged 52)
Place of death Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Minyip
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1929–1938 Geelong 149 (146)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1938.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack 'Copper' Evans (19 January 1908 – 10 July 1960) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1930s.

Although primarily a ruckman, Evans could also play at centre half-forward and was Geelong's top goalkicker in 1935 with 32 goals. He played in two premiership sides, the first in 1931, and the second in 1937 when he kicked six goals in the Grand Final against Collingwood. Evans was a regular Victorian interstate representative, playing a total of nine games for his state. A policeman from 1932 to 1960, Evans was inducted into the Victoria Police Sporting Hall Of Fame on 13 September 2011.

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