DOB: 24 August 1961
Debut: Round 17, 1978 against St. Kilda at Moorabbin
Last Game: Round 3, 1982 against Geelong at Kardinia Park
From: Shepparton United
Number: 27 (1978), 47 (1981), 24 (1982)
On Melbourne's radar after kicking 11 goals in a game between their best country zone prospects in September 1977, O'Dwyer was picked to debut at 16-years-old after just one training run with the ailing Demons. He came in directly from Shepparton, where he kicked 82 goals for the season, without playing once with Melbourne's Reserves.
O'Dwyer goalled with his first kick in league football but didn't play another game for the rest of the year. He returned to Shepparton United and injured his knee at the end of 1979. He returned to Melbourne in 1980 but missed most of the year due to the injury, appearing in Reserves and Under 19s games. Played six further senior matches in 1981 and one in 1982 but was never involved in a win during his Melbourne career.
After his VFL career ended O'Dwyer crossed to the SANFL and played 21 games for Norwood from 1983 to 1986 and then with Woodville. Later coached at Henley Juniors.
May have also played for St Bernards Old Boys
Goal with their first kick
Players without photos
Age - 28/07/1978
Age - 31/07/1978
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Shepparton FC leading goalkickers