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Welcome to Collingwood: Brody Mihocek

Rookie: Highlights of Brody Mihocek Get to know Brody Mihocek, the player chosen by Collingwood at pick No. 22 in the 2017 National Draft. Mihocek hails from Port Melbourne, via Tasmania.

Rookie selection No.22 – Brody Mihocek

Position: Defender
Height: 192cm
Weight: 97kg
Born: 4/2/1992
Recruited from: Port Melbourne (VFL)

Hailing from Tasmania, Mihocek has been on the cusp of winning a place on an AFL list for the last two years. The 25-year-old has spent time in the VFL with Werribee and Port Melbourne and played an integral role in the Borough’s Grand Final victory over Richmond in September.

Did you know?

  • Mihocek comes from a footballing family. His father, Jack, spent three years on Essendon’s list between 1976 and 1978.
  • The defender hails from the Tasmanian town of Cooee. He becomes the fourth Collingwood player from the Cooee Football Club – after Ron Kingston (1950-59), John Greening (1968-76) and Graeme Shepard (1970, 1974-75).

What they say:
Collingwood looked but passed on the former Tasmanian last year, but the Pies are apparently keen again. Port coach Gary Ayres believes this premiership defender is capable of the jump to the AFL, noting his marking ability and decision making. Mihocek missed eight matches owing to a knee injury but had an excellent finals series – he was best-afield in the semi-final against Footscray and named third best in the Grand Final.” – Paul Amy (VFL expert), Inside Football November 2017.

“He’s as brave as anyone, and I reckon people underestimate how much of an attacking force he is.” – Toby Pinwill (Port Melbourne captain), Inside Football November 2017.

“The gun defender has done little over the past 12 months to keep him out of draft contention — in fact he’s enhanced his chances. Mihocek had 17 or more disposals 10 times this season, including an impressive 20-touch, seven-mark performance in Port’s thrilling grand final win over Richmond. The boy from Tassie, who stands 192cm and 97kg, is a ready-made AFL defender that’s in the perfect age bracket to slot into a professional AFL environment.”Ben Waterworth (Fox Sports journalist), 10 November 2017.

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Key defender Mihocek was an important member of Port Melbourne's VFL premiership team in 2017. Image: AFL Photos.