|Full name Shane Morrison|
Parents Peter Morrison
Name Shane Morrison
Height/Weight 193 cm / 90 kg
|Date of birth (1981-01-10) 10 January 1981 (age 34)|
Draft 44th, 1999 AFL DraftFather-Son Rule
2002–20032004–2005Total - Brisbane Lions, Richmond
Original team Zillmere Eagles Australian Football Club
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Morrison, who grew up in Cairns, is the son of former South Melbourne player Peter Morrison. As his father had played over 50 games for South Melbourne, Morrison was eligible to be drafted by Sydney under the Father-Son Rule. He was however also able to go to Brisbane using the rule, due to Peter's post VFL career in Queensland. Already in Brisbane playing for the Northern Eagles, he chose to go to the Lions and was picked up with the 44th selection of the 1999 AFL draft.
A key position player, Morrison spent most of his with the Brisbane Reserves, which competed in the Queensland State League (QSL) and he was a member of their 2001 premiership team. With the presence of key position players like Mal Michael, Jonathan Brown and Alastair Lynch in the side, his opportunities to play AFL were limited. The Lions would end up winning three successive grand finals while he was at the club and he made just five senior appearances.
He nominated for the 2003 AFL draft and was selected by Richmond with pick 64. In the first five weeks he played as many games at Richmond as he had in four years with Brisbane but was selected just once more that season as his club went on to claim the wooden spoon. He was delisted at the end of the 2005 season, having added just two more games.
Morrison played in the South Australian National Football League with Port Adelaide in 2006. He then returned to Queensland and was a member of Mt Gravatt's QSL premiership winning team in 2007.