Lewis Taylor (Australian footballer)
Taylor in April 2019
|Full name||Lewis Taylor|
|Date of birth||17 February 1995|
|Original team(s)||Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||No. 28, 2013 national draft|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
|Position(s)||Midfielder / Forward|
|2014–2019||Brisbane Lions||112 (88)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
From Mortlake in Victoria, Taylor attended high school at Mercy Regional College, Camperdown. Taylor was drafted by the Lions with their fourth selection, pick 28, in the 2013 AFL Draft. At only 173 cm, he has drawn comparisons with North Melbourne player Brent "Boomer" Harvey due to his ability to cut sides up throughout the middle of the ground with his pace and elite endurance.
Despite having an interrupted pre-season due to a foot injury, Taylor played all 22 games for Brisbane in his debut season. He was nominated for the AFL Rising Star in round 9 and at the end of season vote count he won the award, finishing one vote ahead of Marcus Bontempelli.
- Auciello, Michael (21 November 2013). "Geelong Falcon's drafting a steal for Brisbane Lions". Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- Whiting, Mike (28 November 2013). "Boomer comparison for Lions' boom recruit". Australian Football League. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
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