|Full name||Tayte Pears|
|Date of birth||24 March 1990|
|Place of birth||Manjimup, Western Australia|
|Original team||East Perth (WAFL)|
|Draft||#23, 2007 National Draft|
|Height/Weight||192 cm / 92 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
He played his first game in 2008, he played as a forward in his early days and eventually played centre-half back at the age of 16. He played the role of a key position defender in his second season, taking on big dominant forwards such as Daniel Bradshaw, Jarryd Roughead and Justin Koschitzke. Pears was eventually nominated for the AFL Rising Star award while playing on Brendan Fevola
Off-season surgery on a foot fracture that set back his return to senior football saw Pears’ bad run with injury continue in 2011. He played his first game of the year against North Melbourne in Round 13 and was looking more comfortable before breaking his lower leg and then straining a hamstring in the elimination final.
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- Pears bears the fruit of his hard work Essendon Football Club
- NAB AFL rising star: Rd13, AFL website
- "Tayte Pears statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
- "Tayte Pears of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats". footywire.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
- Tayte Pears's profile on the official website of the Essendon Football Club
- Tayte Pears's statistics from AFL Tables