Career: 1950 - 1951
Debut: Round 18, 1950 vs South Melbourne
Carlton Player No. 645
Last Game: Round 5, 1951 vs Fitzroy
Guernsey No. 5 (1950 - 1951)
Height: 187cm (6'1½")
Weight: 78kg (12.4)
DOB: 11 August, 1929
DOD: 18 December, 2013
Wearing guernsey #5, Huntington played 3 games for Carlton after debuting in 1950. Bill Huntington is the son of former Collingwood player Les Huntington who played 4 games for the Pies during the 1914 season.
Huntington had two uncles (Jack and Stan) who ironically played 3 senior games like him but with Melbourne.
At the end of the 1951 season Huntington headed off to VFA club Preston.
Huntington was recruited from Coburg Juniors via Merlynston/Coburg High School.
Bill Huntington died on December 18, 2013 aged 84 years old.
Image: Huntington photographed in a 1951 Carlton Reserves' team photo.
FootnoteArgus 30 March (22) 1950; "Bill Huntington, a member of the Coburg sporting family, is high up on the list of Carlton's recruits. He is a centre half-back who will be closely watched in the practice game on Saturday.
He is tall enough for the job, but might lack a little weight. He moves like a real player, uses either foot, and is really excellent material."
The Argus June 25 (p7) 1952; "Bill Huntington's application for clearance to Preston has been approved by the match committee."
There is a G. Huntington named in the 1955 U/19 team photo, a relation?