The AFL community is today mourning the death of former Collingwood and Richmond star Craig Stewart.
Stewart, the father of current Bombers’ listed defender James, was aged just 66.
Stewart had an immediate impact in the AFL after walking into Collingwood’s 1978 team and impressing coach Tom Hafey.
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He was awarded the best first year player title after managing 21 games in his debut season.
Nicknamed ‘Snaggles’, Stewart went on to play 115 games for the Magpies – including back-to-back grand finals in 1980 and 1981 – and kick 122 goals.
The 193cm big man collected six-goal hauls twice in his time at Collingwood.
But he ended up getting traded to Richmond where he finished his career with a further 35 games, between 1984 and 1986.
He retired with…