Darren Bennett: The All-Star

Through this series we’ve looked at how Australian Rules has found its way into the lives of Americans in the most unlikely circumstances. But for the final episode we’re going to look at things in reverse. A time when US sport found something they liked about Australian Rules and turned it into an asset. Darren Bennett was a high quality full forward in the VFL/AFL whose trademark  was his booming right foot kick for goal. But when injuries curtailed his career at Melbourne Football Club, he was expected to fade off into the distance.  Nobody expected him to have a second life in professional sport. That this second life would eclipse his aussie rules career and make him a legend in America’s favourite sport makes it one of the most unlikely sporting success stories on either side of the Pacific. His legacy paved the way for many Australians in the US. AFL and NFL star Darren Bennett joins us all the way from Tulsa, Oklahoma  on TGSTW Presents US Revolution The Greatest Season That Was Presents is part of the Bad Producer Podcast Network and is produced by Jay Mueller.  Edited by Dave Collins.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/TGSTW See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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