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Dylan
Roberton

Height
194 cm
DOB
21-06-1991
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2019
0
Career
128
Goals
2019
0
Career
20
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
DylanRoberton

Player Bio

Background

Roberton was originally selected by Fremantle with pick No. 49 in the 2009 National Draft, before making the move east to St Kilda at the end of 2012.

After a superb 2017 wherein Roberton was selected as part of the extended All-Australian squad, the rebounding defender was poised for an equally outstanding 2018.

But it was in Round 4 against Geelong where tragedy struck, with the 27-year-old collapsing behind the field of play with no warning; the incident sending shockwaves through the AFL world.

With the collapse attributed to his heart, Roberton was forced to the sidelines for the remainder of the year, leaving his own health and career up in the air as medical professionals struggled to find an answer.

Having returned to full training this year, the star defender is ready to slot back into St Kilda’s defence and add some much-needed experience to the Saints back six. 

Q&A

Nickname: D Rob
Best advice you’ve received: Get rich or die trying
Least-preferred teammate on road trips and why:
Jimmy Webster – always has his shirt off!
Funniest teammate:
Ed Phillips
Most inspiring movie:
South Park
Instagram or Twitter:
Instagram
Your passions outside football:
Movies
Favourite cartoon or movie character:
Eric Cartman
Best piece of advice your mum gave you:
Get rich or die trying