NINE present-day AFL players have been shortlisted for honours in the St Patrick’s College all-time great football team.
St Pat’s has named 40 players from which the team will be selected.
The team is being announced as an extension of the college’s 120th anniversary.
More than 100 St Patrick’s College students have played football at the highest level in the VFL/AFL in the 120 years of the school.
Twenty Old Boys will be AFL lists next year.
Brad Crouch (Adelaide Crows), Clinton Young (Collingwood), Drew Petrie (North Melbourne), Matthew Rosa (West Coast Eagles), Mitchell Brown (West Coast Eagles), Nathan Brown (Collingwood), Nick Suban (Fremantle), Shaun Grigg (Richmond) and Tom McDonald) are still active in the AFL and on the shortlist.
The team will be unveiled at a gala black-tie dinner on Friday, February 7.
The 40-strong shortlist:
Alex McDonald (student 1982-87) Hawthorn, Collingwood
Anthony McDonald (1988-89) Melbourne
Barry Richardson (1961-64) Richmond
Bradley Crouch (2006-11) Adelaide
Brian Brown (1973-75) Fitzroy, Essendon
Brian Gleeson (1947-52) St Kilda
Brian Molony (1948-50) Carlton, St Kilda
Charlie Baker (1893-96) St Kilda
Chris Fogarty (1900-03) Essendon, University
Clinton Young (2003) Hawthorn, Collingwood
Danny Frawley (1976-79) St Kilda
Dick Hingston (1928) Melbourne
Drew Petrie (1995-2000) North Melbourne
Frank Dimattina (1963) Richmond, North Melbourne
Gerald “Terry” Gleeson (1947-50) Melbourne
James McDonald (1989-94) Melbourne, GWS Giants
John Cunningham (1955-58) Hawthorn
John Devine (1952-55) Geelong
John James (1948-52) Carlton
Leo Seward (1900-01) University
Les Mogg (1942-48) North Melbourne
Mario Bortolotto (1972-75) Geelong, Carlton
Mark Orchard (1988-93) Collingwood, Sydney
Matthew Francis (1983-88) Richmond, Collingwood
Matthew Rosa (2004) West Coast Eagles
Maurice Sheahan (1920-25) Richmond
Mick McGuane (1980-85) Collingwood, Carlton
Mitchell Brown (2002-06) West Coast Eagles
Nathan Brown (2002-06) Collingwood
Nick Suban (2003-08) Fremantle
Peter O’Donohue (1931-36) Hawthorn
Peter Walsh (1989-94) Melbourne, Port Adelaide
Ray Ball (1962-65) Richmond, South Melbourne
Reg Hickey (1921) Geelong
Robert Johnson Snr (1918-20) Melbourne
Shaun Grigg (2001-06) Carlton, Richmond
Tom McDonald (2010) Melbourne
Tom Simpson (1949) Richmond
Tony Sullivan (1963-64) Melbourne
Vin Williams (1946-47) Fitzroy
* A list published in The Courier on Saturday was incomplete.