DOB: 13 December 1989
From: Osborne/Murray Bushrangers/Sydney/Norwood, Selection #70, 2012 National Draft
Number: 46 2013-2014
Statistical categories led:
Most games in jumper 46
Originally selected by the Swans with the second last pick of the 2007 Rookie Draft, Terlich was delisted after one year and moved to the SANFL where he spent the next five years with Norwood before being drafted to Melbourne. In his last SANFL game he had been best on ground in the winning 2012 Grand Final.
Terlich debuted in the second round of 2013, in Melbourne's 148 point loss to Essendon. It was the biggest debut loss ever suffered by a Melbourne player and the 11th largest by any player in VFL/AFL history.
Despite the rocky start Terlich become one of his side's best players across their horror 2013 season, missing just one match for the rest of the year and winning third place in the Best and Fairest for his brave play in defence.
He had a less successful 2014, playing the first nine matches of the season before being dropped and only managing 15 matches in total. Despite this he signed a new contract with the club late in the season, but failed to play a senior game in 2015.
"AFL club Melbourne re-signs Rohan Bail, Aidan Riley and Dean Terlich" - The Age 26/08/2014