|Full name||Broc McCauley|
|Date of birth||20 December 1986|
|Place of birth||Southport, Queensland|
|Original team(s)||Southport (QAFL)/ Surfers Paradise (Queensland)|
78th overall, 2010 Rookie Draft|
Brisbane Lions 16th overall, 2011 Rookie Draft
|Height||202 cm (6 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|2011||Brisbane Lions||3 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 1, 2012.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
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.
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. McCauley made his debut in Round 2 of the 2011 AFL season against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.
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.
- Reid, Russell (17 June 2011). "Queenslanders have eye on the weather". The West Australian. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
- "Kerr, Cornes return in Round 2". SEN. 31 March 2011. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
- "Lions confirm Clark wants out". AFL.com. Australian Football League. 11 September 2011. Archived from the original on 4 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
- Broc McCauley's playing statistics from AFL Tables