Broc McCauley

Broc McCauley (born 20 December 1986) is a former Australian rules footballer, who played for Hawthorn Football Club and Brisbane Lions Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Broc McCauley
Personal information
Full name Broc McCauley
Date of birth (1986-12-20) 20 December 1986
Place of birth Southport, Queensland
Original team(s) Southport (QAFL)/ Surfers Paradise (Queensland)
Draft 78th overall, 2010 Rookie Draft
Brisbane Lions 16th overall, 2011 Rookie Draft
Height 202 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011 Brisbane Lions 3 (0)
2012 Hawthorn 3 (1)
Total 6 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 1, 2012.
Sources: AFL Tables,

A junior sporting standout in cricket, soccer and basketball who three years earlier had been an up-and-coming first-division soccer player. Frustrated by having to drive to Brisbane to play soccer, especially when studying on the Gold Coast, he went back to his one-time junior club to play AFL.[1]

He started in the Surfers Paradise reserves in the second division, switched to Southport to maximize his competitive opportunities in 2007, and was a senior fixture in the Sharks side in 2007-08-09. In 2007 he played a full season, including 12 senior games, and was the best ruckman on the ground in the ’07 QAFL grand final loss to Mt. Gravatt. In 2008 he played in the winning grand final side against Morningside.[1]

He played 20 of a possible 21 games in 2009. He also made his Queensland representative debut against Tasmania in June 2009, was a member of the QAFL Team of the Year, finished equal 7th in the Grogan Medal, and won the club’s ‘Most Improved Player’ award.

Brisbane Lions career

Broc was rookied by Brisbane because of what he did at interstate level, it that got him noticed by talent scouts on the lookout for new players.[2] McCauley made his debut in Round 2 of the 2011 AFL season against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.[3]

McCauley was delisted at the end of the 2011 season.[4]

Rookie Drafted by Hawthorn

McCauley was thrown a lifeline by the Hawks in the 2011 Rookie Draft and will be part of Hawthorn's Rookie List for the 2012 AFL season. McCauley was rookie upgraded after Alex Woodward was put on the long-term injury list. McCauley played his first game for the Hawthorn Football Club in Round 1 on the 30/3/2012, primary playing on seasoned Ruckman Darren Jolly, acquiring 21 hit outs, 14 possessions and 1 goal, his first in AFL.

McCauley retired from AFL on 30 October 2012, due to ongoing injuries.


A fully qualified stockbroker who put his career on hold to accept a rookie list contract with the Brisbane Lions in 2010. I can be a stock-broker all my life – I’ll only get one chance to be an AFL footballer, he said.[1]


  2. Reid, Russell (17 June 2011). "Queenslanders have eye on the weather". The West Australian. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  3. "Kerr, Cornes return in Round 2". SEN. 31 March 2011. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  4. "Lions confirm Clark wants out". Australian Football League. 11 September 2011. Archived from the original on 4 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
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