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Stan Harrison

Career : 1964 - 1965
Debut and Only Game : Round 14, 1965 vs South Melbourne, aged 21 years, 124 days
Carlton Player No. 777
Games : 1
Goals : 0
Guernsey No. 42 (1965).
Height : 184 cm (6 ft. 0½ in.)
Weight : 77 kgs (12 stone, 2 lbs.)
DOB : March 28, 1944


Stan Harrison wore guernsey number 42 in his one and only senior game for Carlton in round 14, 1965, when the Blues hosted South Melbourne at Princes Park. Sitting fourth on the ladder, Carlton was expected to win easily that afternoon. However, the eighth-placed Swans were inspired by their champion captain Bob Skilton – who kicked four goals and was clearly best on ground – to upset the home team, and put Carlton’s finals hopes in real jeopardy.

Harrison sat on the bench as 19th man for the majority of the match, and it is unclear whether he actually did make it out on to the field.* Still, he is credited with that one appearance, which came after he had produced a series of good games on the wing for the Reserves.

Unfortunately for Stan, he was omitted from the team selected to play North Melbourne the following week, and didn’t get another chance before he was delisted at season’s end.

Incidently, two other Harrisons have played for Carlton - Arthur Harrison, who managed a single game in 1914, and Ben Harrison, who played 2 games in 1995 before going on to have a long career with Richmond and the Western Bulldogs.

The 777th VFL player for Carlton, Stan Harrison was recruited from West Preston YCW.

.*Stan did make it onto the field during the third quarter when he replaced Brian Buckley who was suffering from a badly bruised jaw.

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