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Pick 65: Patrick Kerr

Danielle Balales, Carlton Media  November 25, 2016 9:37 PM

Patrick Kerr highlights | Pick 65 Watch number sixty-five pick Patrick Kerr's highlights.

The Kerr name will continue at Carlton, with Patrick Kerr recruited to the Blues with pick No.65 in the 2016 NAB AFL National Draft.       

The young forward is the grandson of Carlton Hall of Fame Member Laurie Kerr, who played 149 games for the Club between 1950 and 1959.

The 18-year-old, whose grandmother Vivienne Kerr is the Club’s No. 1 female ticket holder, is a strong overhead mark, leads hard and has a physical presence inside 50.

After a shoulder injury sidelined him during the last part of last year, Kerr worked incredibly hard to get back out on the track, taking an extremely professional approach to his rehab.

As the vice-captain of the Oakleigh Chargers, Kerr also possesses leadership qualities which will be an asset to the team.

Carlton’s General Manager of List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni says Kerr a strong key forward.

“Patrick has really strong hands on the lead and usually finishes off his good work, he’s a beautiful set shot on goal,” Silvagni said.

“He’s also got great footy smarts and knows where to lead which is a good skill to have.

“Patrick is a terrific character great character and he loves the Club, so we know he’s going to give his all to the jumper.”

Welcome, Patrick!

STATS:
DOB: 31.07.1998
Position: Forward
Height: 194cm
Weight: 93kg
Club: Oakleigh Chargers/Vic Metro/St Kevin’s College

HE SAID IT:

"I was never going to just get handed a position and I had to work very hard for it, but I'm glad I did. It made me see how quickly footy can get taken away from you, and how when you're coming back from a serious injury you can't skip any corners. It made me feel good, to know I could get back and play."

- Kerr speaks to The Age about returning from a shoulder injury earlier this year.