Jonathon Patton

Jonathon Patton (born 20 May 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He formerly played for Greater Western Sydney between 2012 and 2019.

Jonathon Patton
Patton playing For GWS Giants in 2017
Personal information
Full name Jonathon Patton
Date of birth (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993
Original team(s) Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 1, 2011 national draft
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 101 kg (223 lb)
Position(s) Forward / Ruckman
Club information
Current club Hawthorn
Number 25
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20122019 Greater Western Sydney 89 (130)
2020 Hawthorn 00 00(0)
Total 89 (130)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Patton was taken with first selection in the 2011 AFL draft.[1] Originally from Rowville, the 197 cm, 101 kg forward played for the Eastern Ranges in the 2011 TAC Cup season and was predicted to be the No 1 draft pick from early in the season.

Personal life

Patton played his junior football with St Simons Knights Football Club, based in Rowville, before joining the Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup. He was a member of the AIS AFL Academy and was awarded best and fairest for the Eastern Ranges in 2010, going on to be named captain of the squad in 2011.

For Jonathon's schooling he went to St Simon the Apostle Primary School, Rowville and then attended Nazareth College until Year 11, then which he completed Year 12 at Rowville Secondary College.

His older brother, Chris Patton,[2] is a basketball player who played for the University of California, Riverside,[3] and also for Melbourne United in the National Basketball League.[4]

Career

Patton was recruited to the AFL by Greater Western Sydney with the first overall selection in the 2011 AFL National Draft. Patton travelled to Stockholm, Sweden in early 2012 for treatment on a jumper's knee injury, and missed the first eleven rounds of the 2012 season.[5] Patton played his first AFL game on 16 June against Richmond, kicking one goal from seven disposals. In round 3, 2013, Patton's tenth career game, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which would see him miss the remainder of the 2013 season.[6] In round 21, 2014 after having a break out year Patton re-torn his ACL in the right knee and underwent a traditional knee reconstruction, which saw him miss 12 months.

After returning late in 2015 for three games the club put him on ice so he could finally have a uninterrupted pre-season for the 2016 season. Patton had a career breakout season and his contested marking was a highlight. He kicked four goals in the preliminary final loss to the Western Bulldogs.

In 2017 the hype that followed being number 1 draft pick was fulfilled when he started to dominate the competition with his contested marking and strength. He had a career high 45 goals and 142 marks in his 22 games.

In 2018 Patton injured his other knee. It required season ending surgery. He torn his left ACL and missed the entire 2019 season. At the end of the 2019 season he requested a trade to Hawthorn,[7] and was traded on 15 October. [8]

Patton was assigned guernsey number 25 for the 2020 season. [9]

Statistics

Statistics are correct the end of 2019 [10]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 GWS Giants 127442820482090.60.64.02.86.82.81.3
2013 GWS Giants 1235316723771.71.05.32.37.62.32.3
2014 GWS Giants 121925171476821596281.30.97.83.611.35.01.5
2015 GWS Giants 12333209291341.01.06.73.09.74.31.3
2016 GWS Giants 1223381616075235131331.70.77.03.210.25.71.4
2017 GWS Giants 12224523191100291142362.11.18.74.513.26.51.6
2018 GWS Giants 12121010897416358320.80.87.46.213.64.82.7
2019 GWS Giants 120
Career 89 130 76 651 353 1004 467 149 1.5 0.9 7.3 4.0 11.3 5.2 1.7

Honors and achievements

Individual

References

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