Season 2014: 16
Season 2014: 7
KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)
Disposals: 297 (18.6) Uncontested Possessions: 203 (12.7) Marks: 82 (5.1) Tackles: 43 (2.7)
Sam Docherty arrived at Visy Park after being traded from Brisbane in exchange for a second round draft pick.
A life-long Carlton supporter, Docherty admitted that he had fulfilled a lifelong dream by pulling on the navy blue jumper.
Whilst the 20-year-old's debut was delayed until Round 7 due to a knee injury, he went on there after to play all sixteen senior games for Carlton.
Blues' fans can look forward to seeing a lot more of the No.15 in the 2015 season.
HE SAID IT
“I think we've got a really talented list. Our best is very, very good, but at the moment our worst is just not up to standard. Our challenge is trying to play four quarters of footy rather than the one quarter of footy, and that's the test we've got for the rest of the year."
- Sam Docherty, in the lead-up to Carlton's Round 11 clash against Brisbane.
THEY SAID IT
"Sam's ability to win the ball, and I thought some of his ball use at times, was a big plus for us. Hopefully we can get him up into the Carlton line-up, but while we have him at VFL level, we're going to utilise him. He was terrific from the back half and really contributed to the win."
- Northern Blues coach, Luke Webster speaking about Docherty.
Sam Docherty starred in his first match against his old team. In Carlton’s Round 11 clash with the Lions at the Gabba, Docherty gathered 30 possessions and kicked a goal.