Born: July 8, 1948
- Died September 28, 1976
Recruited: Assumption College
Played: 1966 - 1975
Debut Order: 556
First game: Round 1, 1966
Last game: Round 7, 1975
Guernsey Number: 5
Games: 176
Goals: 231
Captain: 1974 - 1975
Vice Captain: 1970 - 1973
Premiership: 1971
Night Premierships: 1968, 1969
2nd Best & Fairest: 1968, 1972
3rd Best & Fairest: 1971
Played: 1966 - 1975
Life Member: 1973
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2009

VFL / AFL Honours
State Representative 1

The senior partner of one of the great roving combinations in the games history - Crimmins and Matthews. When Crimmins was at his peak in the early ‘70s, he was one of the finest players in the VFL, brilliant and courageous. A real favourite with Hawks supporters thanks to his great speed, blonde hair flying, his willingness to take on anyone and he was a great shot on goal.
Destined for even greater fame, his career was curtailed by cancer, the illness that would claim his life. He became the inspiration for the 1976 premiership, known within the Club as ‘The Cup for Crimmo’. 
Such is the importance of the legend of Crimmo, that the Club Champion was renamed the ‘Peter Crimmins Medal’ in 2004 in his honour.