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Jack Dyer

Jack Dyer, also known as "Captain Blood", was chosen by the Richmond Football Club as its player to be included on the inside of the Richmond Stamp Booklet.

He played 310 games for Richmond, kicking 440 goals between 1931 and 1949. He was the Tiger's captain from 1941 to 1949 and coach from 1941 to 1952. He won their best and fairest on six occasions.

Jack Dyer won a premiership as Captain-Coach in 1943.He was legendary for his hard physical play and "shirtfronts" hence the nick name "Captain Blood". He also was mainly responsible for the introduction of the drop punt which led to the demise of the drop kick and stab pass.

After leaving football he continued with a successful media career.

Jack Dyer was named on the Interchange Bench in the Team of the Century named during the Centenary Season.

He passed away in August 2003. A Cover was issued to commemorate "Captain Blood".