Tyrone Vickery Aims High

Ty Vickery enters the 2012 season in a vastly different frame of mind to this time last year.

Back then, Vickery, Richmond’s first pick (No. 8 overall) in the 2008 National Draft, was still feeling his way at the game’s highest level and hadn’t cemented himself as a regular member of the Tigers’ team.

He’d kicked five goals in nine games in his 2009 debut season, averaging just over two marks per match. Then, in 2010, he scored three goals in 14 senior appearances and averaged just under two marks per game.

Last year, however, Vickery enjoyed a breakout season of AFL football. He spent most of the season up forward for the Tigers, where he proved a major handful for opposition defences with his height, marking ability and all-round footy ‘smarts’.

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