Too often the word legend is used to praise the on-field exploits of AFL footballers, but not when talking about former Hawthorn superstar Shane Crawford.
Crawford played 350 games for his beloved Hawks, retiring after leading Hawthorn to the 2008 premiership flag. Having also won a Brownlow Medal in 1999, Crawford rightly can be considered a modern-day AFL icon.
But his exploits off the field are just as, if not more impressive.
A regular on The Footy Show in Melbourne, the man they call 'Crawf" nowadays works tirelessly to raise funds for various charities.
He recently completed the Tour de Crawf, riding 3600 kilometres on his bicycle from Melbourne to Perth in 22 days, raising more than $1.3 million for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.
He also finds time to travel the country as an NAB AFL Auskick Ambassador.
Crawford dropped by Hollymount Park in Woonona last Saturday to conduct an Auskick clinic. He stayed on after the clinic, talked to children and signed autographs for the big crowd on hand.
He also travelled up to Sydney to watch Hawthorn beat the reigning premiers Sydney Swans on Saturday night. The two teams will renew their rivalry this Friday night in a qualifying semi-final at the MCG.