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Bill Hutchison: Australian Football

Bill Hutchison (April 28, 1923 – June 18, 1982) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL) from 1942 to 1957 and spent his entire career with the Essendon Football Club.  He became part of the All-Australian Team in 1953 and 1956 and was the captain of Essendon from 1951 to 1957.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

In 1946, Hutchison won the first of seven Essendon best and fairest awards. He was awarded the Brownlow Medal in 1952 and 1953. Bill Hutchison is classified as a “Legend” in the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Why Was He So Good?

Bill Hutchison always averaged nearly two goals a game in a span of sixteen seasons because he was always a risky player near a goal. His small stature remained uninjured throughout his entire professional career given tribute to both his speed of movement and skillfulness of mind.

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