DOB: 23 July 1969
From: Melbourne High School Old Boys
He might have been a Sydney player, growing up in their residential zone, but ignored invitations to join their junior squads. VFL rules were then altered to make unlisted players free agents who could go wherever they liked, and he chose the Demons.
Lovett played two games in 1987 before missing the entire 1988 season. 1989 saw him add just five more games to his tally. Lovett finally cemented his spot in the side in 1991 playing as a wingman and half-back, but his bad run with injuries continued when he suffered a broken arm.
The next two years were his best year for the club. He won the 1992 Best and Fairest and finished second in 1993. That year the tough on-baller with silky skills won Victorian selection and finished 2nd in The Age's Footballer of the Year behind Garry Hocking.
After seemingly putting his injuries behind him, Lovett played only 11 games in 1994 because of back and hamstring injuries which caused him to miss the entire pre-season and more than half of his club's matches. He managed 18, 15 and 14 over the next three seasons but by then the Demons were a spent force.
In 2013 Lovett was President - Global Strategy at European company Repucom.
The Age - 15/04/1998
"The Demon" - April 1998