DOB: 8 November 1926
Died: 2 September 2011
Debut: Round 6, 1949 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval
Last game: Round 8, 1949 against Hawthorn at MCG
From: Williamstown Rovers
Number: 17 (1949)
Seconds Best and Fairest - 1948
A utility nicknamed "Black Jack", Dorgan spent three weeks in the Demons senior side during 1949 after previously winning the Seconds Best and Fairest.
He appeared at Richmond pre-season training in 1950 but was not recruited and instead joined Williamstown. Dorgan then played for Echuca in 1951 and 1952, before moving to Echuca East as player/coach in 1953. He won a flag in his first season there and remained with the club through 1954. After his playing career, he continued to volunteer for Echuca and was made a life member in 1998.
His brother Jim played for South Melbourne, and another brother Frank appeared in the Melbourne Seconds.
Family at other clubs
Players without photos
Most official records show Dorgan being the same person as Jim. This has been proven false.
Age - 18/04/1950
Age - 10/03/1950
Riverine Herald - 07/10/1998
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