Recruited from: Northern Knights
Brownlow Votes: 3
Lost his place in the team before round one and failed to regain it
until round five, but was again dropped the following week. The
former co-captain looked to be re-establishing himself before a
broken thumb against St Kilda in round 11 again forced him to the
sidelines. The defender came back in round 17 and played out the
rest of the season. Out of contract at the end of 2016, this season
shapes as a definitive one for the 26-year-old.
Player honours: 2nd best and fairest 2012; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2009; co-captain 2012-14.
Brownlow Medal: career votes 9.
Draft history: 2007 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Melbourne) No. 14 overall.