DOB: 3 September 1949
Debut: Round 4, 1970 against Fitzroy at MCG
Last Game: Round 14, 1973 against Collingwood at MCG
Number: 29 1970-1973
Reserves Best and Fairest - 1973
Reserves Premiership Player - 1970
The Tasmanian defender was troubled by injury, playing eight games in his first year before breaking his collarbone in the Round 12 Reserves game. A broken leg in a 1971 practice match against Port Adelaide then kept him out until round 13, and after dislocating his shoulder in a 1972 pre-season intra-club match he played just one game for the season.
At the end of 1973 Leary was cleared to Hobart. He later captain-coached Sandy Bay, then Clarence to premierships in 1979 and 1981 before being named an inaugural inductee in the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2005. Coached Tasmania in 1982 and 1986.
This article says he is from Albiston, Tasmania. May have also played for Sandy Bay.
Age - 22/06/1970
The Age - 27/03/1972
Inside Football - 08/03/1979
Canberra Times - 14/03/1982
Canberra Times - 19/04/1982