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.
Patton playing For GWS Giants in 2017
|Full name||Jonathon Patton|
|Date of birth||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|
|2012–2019||Greater Western Sydney||89 (130)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Patton was taken with first selection in the 2011 AFL draft. 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.
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.
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. 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. 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, and was traded on 15 October.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Honors and achievements
- Giant Patton leads GWS draft domination. Abc.net.au (24 November 2011). Retrieved on 2016-06-28.
- Ryan, Conor (30 April 2011). "Big, fast and ready".
- Steele, Allan (8 November 2012). "BASKETBALL: UC Riverside men's preview".
- Smart, Nick (25 November 2014). "Brothers Jon and Chris Patton pursuing their sporting dreams in Aussie Rules and basketball". Herald Sun.
- Patton to miss start of AFL season – ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Landsberger, Sam (13 April 2013). "Greater Western Sydney forward Jon Patton has gone down with a knee injury". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
- "Jonathon Patton's player profile at AFL Tables". afltables.com.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jonathon Patton.|
- Jonathon Patton's profile on the official website of the Hawthorn Football Club
- Jonathon Patton's playing statistics from AFL Tables