Full Name: DAVE MOFFATT
Date of Birth: 18/05/1892
Height: 188 cm ( 6-2 )
Weight: 92 kg ( 14-7 )
Debut: 13/07/1912, Round 12, University
Last Game: 02/10/1920, Round GF, Collingwood
Seasons: 1912-17, 1919-20
Total Games: 95
Total Goals: 25
Honours: Premiership 1920.
David was a ruckman. He was a strong, courageous player who was written out of the game by journalists who considered his on-field actions very unfair.
In 1917 Moffatt was a member of the Home Defence Forces.
In 1920, he came in for very adverse criticism for the tactics he adopted against Collingwood ruckman Les Hughes in the Grand Final, ironically his last game for Richmond. David was; however, a fine ruckman who excelled at using his strength to gain the front position in rucking and marking contests. He was also a fine protector of his smaller teammates with his shepherding. He was a member of the 1920 Premiership team and the 1919 Grand Final team. He retired from the game completely as a result of the media criticism.
Away from football, he worked as an accountant for the Railways and died in 1950. His son, Jack, tried out in practice matches for Richmond in the 1953 season.
David was the brother of fellow Richmond player Hugh Moffatt.
Carlton Districts 1910-11.
1920 Grand Final