Junior clubs: Plympton (SA)/Glenelg (SANFL)
AFL clubs: Carlton
Debut: Round 1, 2007
Recruited from: Plympton (SA)/Glenelg (SANFL)
Brownlow votes: 69
Mr Paul JM Cross
SERS Pty Ltd
Melbourne North Service Centre
Started last season in blistering fashion and played every game after an injury-interrupted 2015. Averaged almost 27 disposals, was second at Carlton for contested possessions (210), clearances (105) and handballs (270) and third in kicks (321) and tackles (114). A member of the Blues' seven-man leadership group, he reached the 200-game milestone in Round 14 against GWS. Contracted until the end of 2019, he remains an important component in Carlton's midfield.
Draft history: 2006 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Carlton) No.1 overall.