AFL clubs: Carlton
debut: Round 11, 2020
Recruited from: Dandenong Stingrays (VIC)
Brownlow Medal votes: -
The boyhood Bluebagger - and grandson of former Blue, Len - had a memorable 2020 for a number of reasons. Firstly, he made his Navy Blue debut. Secondly, he was the hero against Sydney. Thirdly, he became Carlton’s newest cult hero. The hard-running wingman earned his opportunity at senior level, ultimately playing five games and kicking the match-winning goal against the Swans in Round 15 with an appropriate celebration to go with it. Cottrell enters 2021 in his third season at Ikon Park.
Draft history: Supplemental selection period signing.