Debuting as a schoolboy in 1983 - and still playing at the top level some 328 games and 17 seasons later - Andrew Ettingshausen justifiably stands tall as one of, if not the, greatest ever Cronulla Shark.

Possessing blinding speed and a distinct ability to evade defenders, 'ET' began his career as a fullback before rounding out his time in the top grade as one the best centres of the era.

A local junior from the De La Salle club, Ettingshausen rose through the ranks to eventually captain the Shaks with distinction and honour. 

ET was at the face of all things Sharks when guiding the Club through the Super League period, including the 1997 Grand Final against the Brisbane Broncos.

Ettingshausen made his first Blues appearance on the wing in 1987, in what would be the first of his 27 games in NSW colours - the second most NSW caps, behind only Brad Fittler. 

A Dally M Award winner in 1994 and 1996, Ettingshausen would also represent Australia on 29 occasions.