| Jonny, Jon|
197 cm / 101 kg
AFL Rising Star
| (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 22)|
#1, 2011 AFL Draft, Greater Western Sydney
Australian rules footballer
Greater Western Sydney
Jonathon Patton Wikipedia
Jonathon Patton (born 20 May 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL).
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.
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, is a basketball player who played for the University of California, Riverside, and also for Melbourne United in the National Basketball League.
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.