|Born||13 February, 1946|
|Debut||5 April, 1969 v Carlton at Moorabbin Oval|
Barry Lawrence came from Tasmania with a huge reputation as a key forward, but started to build his League reputation when he went to the backline. Lawrence was a player of superb judgement and highly refined skills who was also blessed with a low centre of gravity that could inflict fearful bumps. He will always be remembered for his classic smother in the 1971 Grand Final which prevented fellow Tasmanian Peter Hudson from passing the 150-goal record.
Injuries cut deep into Lawrence's career, but even when not 100 per cent fit he was a dynamic force to be reckoned with. When ankle injuries became too much for him he would still be dangerous when stumping around at full-forward. The majority of his games for the Saints were played in defence and his placement in the back-pocket for his second season turned around his career after he had experienced a troubled debut season.
He went on to captain his club and also led the Victorian team - a true illustration of a great talent.