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Byron Pickett

Image DOB: 11 August 1977

MFC Debut: Round 1, 2006 against Carlton at Docklands
Last Game: Round 22, 2007 against Carlton at MCG

From: Mallee Park/Port Adelaide/North Melbourne/Port Adelaide. Traded with 2005 National Draft picks #54 and #62 for picks #44 and #60

Number: 33 2006-2007

Games: 29 (204 total)
Goals: 16 (177 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
1511351.72

The controversial hard-man, who had been responsible for some of the biggest hits in modern day football history might have graduated from Port's junior sides to their inaugural AFL squad but refused the offer citing homesickness and a wish to stay in Port Lincoln. Nevertheless he nominated for the draft at the end of the year and was picked by North Melbourne

After playing one game late in 1997, Pickett won the Rising Star award and played in a grand final during his first full year. The next season he played in a premiership, and he appeared in a total of 120 games for the Kangaroos. He won a premiership in 1999.

In 2003 he joined Port Adelaide, where he won another flag and the Norm Smith Medal in 2004. He played 55 games for them before being traded to Melbourne at the conclusion of the 2005 season.

He didn't curb his aggressive style of play at the Demons, breaking Fremantle's Ryan Crowley cheekbone with a shepherd in Round 7, 2006, but while he was never suspended at Melbourne he suffered hamstring injuries which cost him a month in his first year.

Pickett had a slow start to 2007 as he was lacking match fitness, and he eventually played nine games but spent four weeks playing for Sandringham after failing to turn up for the Round 7 match against the Bulldogs. It was revealed that he had sent Neale Daniher a text message to tell him that he was too hungover to play.

He returned to Port Adelaide's SANFL team for 2008 and 2009

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
2006 2095
2007 970
Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 1, 2005 Wrestling $900 fine

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Age - 20/06/07

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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 26 December 2018 15:14:30 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 12)

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