Carl Peterson (Australian footballer)
|Full name||Carl Peterson|
|Date of birth||3 July 1987|
|Place of birth||Meekatharra, Western Australia|
60th overall, 2006 AFL Draft|
61st overall, 2010 Rookie Draft
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2010.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Peterson was born in Meekatharra, Western Australia and moved to Kununurra when he was two, before moving to Perth to finish Year 12, where he trained and played football with the Clontarf Football Academy. He was then recruited by Claremont Football Club in the Western Australian Football League (WAFL). He played five games for Claremont in 2006, including two finals.
Peterson was originally drafted by Richmond in the 2006 AFL Draft. He was a fourth round pick, number 60 overall, but he was delisted by the Tigers at the end of the 2007 season without playing a game. Following this, he joined Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) club St Mary's and was in the Saints' 2007/08 premiership side. He was then redrafted into the AFL by Hawthorn with the 61st overall of the 2009 Rookie Draft.
He made his AFL debut in the opening round of the 2010 AFL season and performed well, kicking a goal and gathering 15 disposals in the first half before copping a heavy knock early in the second half. He played seventeen games for Hawthorn, all in 2010.