|Full name||Colin Sampson Benham|
|Date of birth||23 November 1907|
|Place of birth||Collingwood, Victoria|
|Date of death||22 February 2000(aged 92)|
|Place of death||Geelong, Victoria|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1936.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Recruited from Hamilton Football Club, Colin was a solid, hard working ruckman, with tremendous stamina and a good mark. He was especially valuable when resting in the forward lines, and combined well with champion rover Haydn Bunton, (who started playing with Fitzroy in 1931).
Colin played 81 senior games for Fitzroy between 1930 and 1936, and kicked 70 goals.
On Saturday 30 June 1934, Fitzroy were playing against South Melbourne at the Lake Oval in front of a crowd of 27,000, plus Baron Huntingfield, who served as Governor of Victoria from 1934 to 1939, who had come to see his first match of Australian Rules Football.
With only seconds remaining, South Melbourne led Fitzroy 13.19 (97) to 12.10 (82). Benham took a mark close to the goals, and went back to line up his kick. The final bell rang and by the time he had started his run-in, most of his teammates had begun to leave the field. As the ball left his boot, some boys had started to jump the fence and run on to congratulate the South Melbourne players, unaware that the match was not yet officially over. The ball veered sideways off Benham's boot, and from his perspective it was clear that it would be a behind; but, as the ball neared the goal-line, it struck one of the running boys and was deflected between the goalposts. Because the football had not hit another player, the goal umpire had no alternative but to award the goal (6 points), rather than the behind (1 point) that it would otherwise have been, and South Melbourne's winning margin was reduced to nine points: 13.19 (97) to 13.10 (88).