Full Name: BOB HEARD
Date of Birth: 09/02/1949
Height: 202 cm ( 6-7 1/2 )
Weight: 97 kg ( 15-4 )
Debut: 03/04/1976, Round 1, Fitzroy
Last Game: 01/09/1979, Round 22, Essendon
Total Games: 54
Total Goals: 45
Total Games: 47
Total Goals: 43
Honours: Premiership 1977, Captain 1977-78, Best & Fairest 1978.
Robert was a tall, thinly built ruckman. A fine tap ruckman he was a strong mark and dangerous when resting in the forward-pocket. He came to Richmond via Collingwood where he spent six seasons and was a reserve for their 1970 Grand Final team. He was forced to move away from Collingwood due to Len Thompson, Graham Jenkin, a young Peter Moore and himself all competing for the ruck positions. He was a consistent performer who served the Tigers well during his four seasons. He was captain of the Reserves Premiership side in 1977 and left Richmond for his original VFA team Preston. He later served as Essendon’s ruck coach during the mid 1980s. Robert now lives in Eltham.
Preston Thirds 1966 ; Preston Seniors 1967-69 ( Honours - Premiership 1968-69 ) ; Collingwood 1970-75, Games 105, Goals 108 ; Collingwood Reserves 1970-71, 1973, Games 20, Goals 10.
Preston Seniors 1980-81, Games 54 including 1967-68, Goals 51 including 1967-68.