Full Name: BRETT DELEDIO
Date of Birth: 18/04/1987
Height: 188 cm ( 6-2 )
Weight: 89 kg ( 14-0 )
Debut: 27/03/2005, Round 1, Geelong
Total Games: 243
Total Goals: 182
Honours: Best & Fairest " Jack Dyer Medal " 2008-09, All-Australian Team 2012, 2015, International Rules Team 2005 Games 2 , AFL Rising Star 2005, AFLPA Best First Year Player 2005, Club Best First Year Player " Cosgrove-Jenkins Memorial Trophy " 2005, Club Life Member 2011.
Brett attended Kyabram High School and for a short time Caulfield Grammar School . Brett was a promising cricketer and declined an invitation to join Victorian Cricket’s elite development program to pursue his football career.
After a short time at Caulfield Grammar Brett left to study with a tutor at the Richmond Football Club joining Richard Tambling and Luke McGuane.
Brett won the AFL Rising Star Award in 2005 along with Club and AFLPA Best First Year Player awards.
Brett , in his early years played mainly forward and midfield but with his pace endurance and elite disposal he became a utility player who could be depended on to perform at a high standard all over the field. He has always been a strong contested mark and a very reliable kick for goal. In an interesting sidelight Brett demonstrated to great effect his pace by winning the AFL Grand Final Sprint in 2005 , his first year in the AFL.
Brett has consistently performed at an elite level through his whole career winning the AFL Army award in 2008 for his courage in flying backwards into a pack to take a mark, colliding with a St Kilda player . Brett also won the Club Best & Fairest in 2008 and 2009 , and was selected in the All-Australian Team in 2012 and 2015 as well as the AFLCA Team of the Year in 2015. Brett also won the Yiooken Award for the best player in the 2012 Dreamtime at the “ G “ match with Essendon . His performance in that game prompted the Tigers Coach Damien Hardwick to say he felt Brett had finally become a true elite player saying “ His contested ball work has come on in leaps and bounds , that was probably the one area of his game that I thought needed work but he has just been enormous in that area this year 2012 “
Brett has been hampered by injury in 2015 and 2016 starting each season late and missing several games in the back half of 2016.
Brett was awarded Club Life Membership in 2011 the youngest person to receive the honour.
Kyabram ; Murray Bushrangers U/18 2004 ( Honours - TAC Cup Team of Year 2004, All-Australian U/18 Team 2004 )