AFL clubs: Brisbane, Carlton
Junior clubs: Phillip Island/Gippsland U18
Debut: 2013 Brisbane Lions (2013: 13 games, 1 goal)
Recruited from: Brisbane Lions (2013: 13 games, 1 goal)
Brownlow Medal votes: Seven
It was the year Carlton’s co-captain had been dreaming of for two years. After an extended period away from the game following consecutive knee reconstructions, it was a sight for sore eyes when Docherty returned to the Navy Blue fold. Leading his side out as skipper for the first time, it was like Docherty had never left, slotting in seamlessly among Carlton’s back line. Having recovered from ankle surgery and health issues over the summer, Docherty is just five games away from notching up a century of appearances for his boyhood club.
Draft history: 2011 AFL Draft 1st round selection (Brisbane Lions) No.12 overall.