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Ted Whitten, Jr

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Name  Ted Jr.
1974-1982  Footscray
Years  Club
Height/Weight  178 cm / 76 kg

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Full name  Edward James Whitten Junior
Date of birth  (1957-03-15) 15 March 1957 (age 58)

Original team(s)  Yarraville Socials

Edward James "Ted" Whitten Jr. (born 15 March 1957) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

As the son of Hall of Fame legend Ted Whitten Sr., Whitten was in the media spotlight from a very young age and was expected to achieve big things and follow in the footsteps of his father. As a youngster in junior leagues, he was put on a heavy tag, solely due to his name.

Whitten made his debut in 1974 at his father's club Footscray, but was only recruited after rumours circulated that he was considering joining rival team South Melbourne. In 1974 Whitten made his VFL debut at 17 years of age, and while he could not live up to the high standards set by one of the greatest footballers of all-time in his father, Whitten turned out to be a very good player. He represented Victoria in State of Origin and went on to play 144 games and kick 133 goals between 1974 and 1982. His career was terminated in the 1982 season after he suffered a terrible anterior cruciate ligament injury.

In later years, Whitten helped set up the EJ Whitten Legends Game, a charity football match which raises funds for prostate cancer research. (His father died from prostate cancer).

References

Ted Whitten Jr. Wikipedia


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