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Ben
Paton

Height
186 cm
DOB
19-10-1998
Weight
77 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
3
Career
3
Goals
2018
3
Career
3
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
147
Avg
49
BenPaton

Player Bio

Background

Paton was taken with pick No. 46 in the 2017 National Draft.

After being overlooked in last year's drafts, the Murray Bushrangers product returned as a 19-year-old overage player and thrived in a new role in defence.

The shift from the midfield to the backline paid dividends for the tenacious teenager, with his early season form attracting the attention of the Vic Country selectors.

Paton enhanced his standing in the draft pool at the combine in October when he finished third in the standing vertical leap, jumping 80cm, before recording the sixth fastest time in the 20-metre sprint at 2.95 seconds

Q&A

Nickname: Pato
Funniest teammate:
Jimmy Webster
Best concert attended: Falls Festival
Apps you can’t live without: Snapchat, Uber Eats, Instagram
Favourite café: Diplomat
Your passions outside football: Fishing, shooting and cricket
Life motto:
It’s a grind.
Your best traits are:
Hard working and easy going.
Favourite cartoon or movie character:
Bart Simpson
Best piece of advice your mum gave you:
Do the dishes