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Paul Wheatley (footballer)

Full name  Paul Wheatley
Name  Paul Wheatley
Years  Club

Position(s)  Defender
Height/Weight  189 cm / 88 kg
Original team  Northern Knights
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Date of birth  (1981-04-12) 12 April 1981 (age 34)
Draft  20th overall, 1999 AFL Draft
Role  Australian Rules Footballer

Russell robertson paul wheatley and matthew whelan post match round 22 2009


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Paul Wheatley (born 12 April 1981) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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A Preston Knights recruit, Wheatley made his debut for the Melbourne Football Club in 2000, after being selected at number 20 in the 1999 AFL Draft.

Wheatley is known for his prodigious kicking, with his ability to pinpoint 60 metre passes using the drop punt. He is also known to be able to kick long distance torpedo punts, which led to speculation that he might try out as an American football punter. Paul polled two votes in the 2007 Brownlow Medal, his first votes, and five votes in 2008, a career high. He has the record in the NAB Cup with the most goals scored outside of 50 m.

Wheatley announced his retirement from the game and played his last match against St Kilda with Matthew Whelan in round 22, 2009. Wheatley played 135 games and kicked 34 goals. Wheatley stated that he intends to nominate for the pre-season draft and failing being picked up by another club will seek a trial in the NFL.

References

Paul Wheatley (footballer) Wikipedia


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