- Arthur Edwards (footballer)
Infobox afl player | firstname = Arthur
lastname = Edwards
birthdate = birth date|1934|6|4|df=y
heightweight = 185cm / 79.5kg
dead = alive
debutdate = Round 7, 9 June 1951
debutteam = Footscray
debutopponent = South Melbourne
playingteams = Footscray (1951-1960)
Arthur Edwards (4 June 1934—May 2006) was an
Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.
Debuting in 1951 with the Footscray Football Club soon after he turned 17, Edwards stood at 185cm tall and was a fine ruckman in a period when the club had such tall men as
Noted for his ruckwork and strong marking skills, Edwards rested in the backline. His career highlight was playing in the Bulldogs' 1954 premiership side.
Edwards died in May, 2006. His father in law Frank (Dolly) Aked, Arthur's son
Allan Edwardsand two grandsons currently playing Jake Edwards (Carlton) and Shane O'Bree (Collingwood) making 4 consecutive generations of the Family playing at the elite level of A.F.L/V.F.L Football. Quite possibly the only family in 150 years of the game ever achieving that honour.
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