| Dean Polo|
AFL Rising Star
| 187 cm / 81 kg|
| (1986-08-05) 5 August 1986 (age 29)|
Wy Yung / Gippsland Power
20th overall, 2004
Australian Rules Footballer
Dean Polo Wikipedia
Dean Polo (born 5 August 1986) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda and the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Polo was drafted by the Richmond Football Club with the 20th selection in the 2004 AFL Draft.
In his first season at Richmond in 2005, Polo initially struggled with the move from a small country town to the "big city", and was dropped to the Coburg reserves early on in the season. However, in the second half of the season his performances earned him a promotion to the Coburg seniors, where his performances continued to improve to the point where he was considered a possibility to debut for Richmond towards the end of the 2005 season.
After starring for Coburg in the early part of the 2006 season, Polo made his AFL debut in Round 6 against Essendon in the "Dreamtime at the 'G" game. He starred in the game, collecting 28 disposals and kicking three goals, helping Richmond beat their arch-rivals Essendon. Polo was rewarded with the Yiooken Award for his best-on-ground performance and was also nominated for the 2006 NAB Rising Star award. It's said that this was Polo's only "good" game for his career.
In 2010 Polo was banned by the club for one week following a drunken incident in a Sydney hotel. This only added to the pain of Richmond's previously-winless start to the season. On 14 October 2010 he was delisted by the Tigers after 56 senior games in his six seasons at the club.
On 18 November 2010, Polo was drafted by St Kilda for the 2011 season, he played 15 games and kicked 6 goals in his first season at the saints and proved that he can play football at the highest level.
Polo was delisted by St Kilda after the 2012 season and now head of the PBC.
As of 2010 Polo was last seen winning the Parmageddon challenge on Youtube's food channel "AFL players can eat" destroying a 1.2kg Parma with a side of 800g of Steak cut chips. He credited his win to his lord and saviour.