After showing glimpses of great potential, Liam Jones has emerged in the AFL as a key defender after a breakout 2017 season. Whilst he originally played as a key forward, Jones reignited his career after relishing his opportunity as a defender. This was a revolutionary discovery for Jones as he now looks to play his 100th game in the upcoming 2018 season.
Originally from Tasmania, the AIS-AFL graduate moved to Victoria to attend Scotch College to further his football and studies. Jones was selected at pick 32 in the 2008 NAB AFL Draft by the Western Bulldogs and spent his 2010-2014 years there. Jones made his AFL debut in Round 18 in 2010, playing five games for the year. In 2011, Jones experienced a breakout season, playing a total of 20 games and gaining a NAB Rising Star nomination. However, after being recruited as a forward and showing signs of great potential, Jones struggled to find consistencies in his game and hence was traded to Carlton at the end of the 2014 season.
Jones will now look to the 2018 where he hopes to further develop his new skill and continue to be renowned as a formidable defender.