|Full name||Ernie Hug|
|Date of birth||4 March 1944|
|Date of death||17 June 1978 34)(aged|
|Place of death||Heyfield, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||St Pat's|
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|Position(s)||Ruck / Defence|
|1963–65, 1967–70||Collingwood||59 (5)|
|1971||South Melbourne||15 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
His son, Ernie, Jr. was drafted to Collingwood under the father-son rule in 1989, but never played senior football for Collingwood. He was later drafted by Sydney and then Hawthorn, but never made his AFL debut. His other son Peter, died in 1999 from injuries sustained during a football match.
He died in 1978 after an tractor accident on his cattle farm in Heyfield, Victoria.
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 415. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.
- Daffey, Paul (22 November 2003). "A bitter draft, without a debut".
- "Football Loses Four Identities". Football Record (Round 12): 13. 24 June 1978.