Hawthorn captain Ben McEvoy has revealed the origins of one of the AFL's most prominent nicknames.
Known to most football fans as 'Big Boy', the 200cm ruckman confirmed the nickname was the handiwork of Channel 7 commentator Brian Taylor.
"I think it gets credited to BT," McEvoy said.
"He was saying it a long time before everyone else caught on - he was using it when I was at St Kilda but it never sort of took off until I got to Hawthorn and pretty much everyone calls me it now.
"It's good - nicknames are one of the great things about Australia and about footy."
Drafted to St Kilda with pick nine in 2007, McEvoy played 91 games before being traded to Hawthorn for Shane Savage and pick 17.
Launceston midfielder Brayden Pitcher has escaped with a reprimand after striking Jack Sandric in Sunday's 125-point win at North Hobart.
Pitcher was referred to the match review panel for a second-term hit to Sandric's stomach, but had his one-week ban for intentional, low-impact contact to the body downgraded after issuing an early guilty plea.
North Melbourne young gun Patrick Walker is on track for an AFL debut in the second half of the year despite sitting out two weeks with injury.
Roos head of development Gavin Brown said the Tasmanian, who was taken with pick two in last year's rookie draft, was a "beautiful kick and decision-maker".
""It would be nice for him to keep progressing and developing in the VFL like he has been doing, and put a nice body of form together to be able to put his hand up for some sort of senior selection in the second half of the year," Brown said.
"Although he hasn't played the last two weeks due to injury ... there's no reason why he couldn't do that, but it's not a race and we're in no rush."
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