SUANFC midfield recruit Kane Murphy shook off an injury-riddled preseason to find himself among the favourites for the 2016 Driscoll Medal.
Moving back to Sydney following a 4-year stint at the Norwood Football Club, Murphy never looked back after returning to SUANFC in Round 7 against Brisbane.
In just 15 games, Murphy averaged 21.6 disposals and nearly 8 tackles a game, with his best performance coming in Round 9 against the Swans when he recorded 19 disposals and a staggering 12 tackles in the 59-point loss.
Son of Swans legend David Murphy, the tough inside-midfielder made a name for himself playing with GWS in the 2010 TAC Cup, before he was named a member of the 2011 NEAFL Team of the Year.
SUANFC General Manager Tristan Liles spoke of the 23-year old’s positive impact he’s had since joining the club at the end of 2015.
“Kane had a slow start to 2016 due to a complicated injury that needed considerable time and rest to recover. Once he made is way into the side he took the chance with both hands and proved his worth” said Liles.
“Kane embodies what it means to be a SUANFC player. He is always team first and leaves nothing in the tank at the final siren.”
Murphy, who was named in the Students’ best 8 times, is shaping up to threaten 2015 Driscoll medalist Matt Rawlinson for the top prize at SUANFC’s night of nights.
With the Timothy Driscoll Medal Vote Count & Dinner less than 2 weeks away, SUANFC will be posting daily stories about the coveted night, such as profiles of Driscoll Medal contenders, and updates surrounding special guests and ticket information.
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