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Brett O'Farrell (Australian rules footballer)

Brett O'Farrell
Personal information
Full name Brett O'Farrell
Date of birth (1978-01-03) 3 January 1978 (age 46)
Original team(s) Prahran U-18/East Sandringham
Draft 14th, 1996 AFL draft
Height 197 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998 Sydney 12 (10)
1999–2001 Hawthorn 9 (5)
Total 21 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Brett O'Farrell (born 3 January 1978) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Sydney and Hawthorn in the Australian Football League (AFL).

At Under-18 level, O'Farrell played for Prahran and it was from there that he was recruited by Sydney with the 14th selection of the 1996 AFL draft, a pick which had been received as part of the Anthony Rocca trade. He spent a season in the reserves before making his debut in 1998, filling in for ruckman Greg Stafford. O'Farrell, who kicked a goal with his first kick in the AFL, performed well enough to hold his place in the side for the finals series.[1]

He was traded to Hawthorn in the 1998 AFL draft, to serve as an understudy to ruckman and forward Paul Salmon.[2] However O'Farrell suffered numerous injuries during his time at Hawthorn and was not able to put together more than nine appearances.

References

  1. ^ "Brett O'Farrell". AFL Tables.
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
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