Darryl Sanders

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An unselfish and powerful utility player who started his 303-game AFLQ career at full forward, finished at fullback, and played right down the spine, even playing in the ruck for Queensland once. Began his senior career with Yeronga as a 14-year-old in 1949, was part of the Coorparoo-Yeronga merger, and finished with Coorparoo in 1966. Was a member of Coorparoo premiership sides in 1960-63-64, and also played in losing grand finals in 1961- 62. Was QAFL leading goal-kicker in 1954 with 92 goals, receiving a retrospective Ray Hughson Medal.

Represented Queensland over 13 years from age 17 in 1952 to 1964, playing 25 games to rank among the State’s most capped players. Once played alongside brothers Ley and Al in the same State side. Also a standout cricketer, he captained the Queensland Schoolboys against a NSW Schoolboys side led by Bob Simpson, and also played two years with Colts in the Brisbane A-Grade competition before choosing football over cricket as his sporting priority.

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