Ben Lennon (born 5 July 1995) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Lennon was recruited from the Northern Knights in the TAC Cup competition and was Richmond’s first pick in the 2013 AFL National Draft and the twelfth pick overall in the draft. He started training with the main squad in late November 2014.
Lennon, who played in the 2013 AFL Under 18 Championships, was a sought-after player in the months prior to the 2013 draft with Richmond, Brisbane Lions and Collingwood Football Clubs sounding him out. He represented Victoria in the junior under 12, 15, 16 and 17 categories and was in the AIS-AFL Academy program. He was also a good junior cricketer, playing senior A grade cricket at his local club, Macleod at age 14. Lennon was termed a "gun prospect" by the AFL in a feature article on its website in November 2013. During the 2013 TAC Cup season with the Northern Knights, Lennon had a season average of 25 possessions.〔
During the 2014 pre-season period Lennon starred in an AFL Media documentary called ''Draft Days.'' The documentary follows the progress of three players who are childhood friends and striving to be a part of the AFL draft. The other players are Jack Billings drafted by St Kilda and Luke McDonald drafted by North Melbourne.
Lennon's first season as a Richmond player was interrupted in February 2014, when a knee injury required surgery. Following his recovery he resumed his 2014 preparation by playing half a game in the Richmond VFL team's practice match on 22 March 2014. In Round 9 of the 2014 AFL season Lennon finally got his chance at AFL level. Lennon made his debut against Melbourne and started as the sub. Lennon came into the game and kicked a goal with his first kick in AFL footy. Lennon finished the match with a team-high 2 goals, but his Tigers went down in a surprise loss to the Dees 91–74.
Lennon was named the Rising Star nominee after the round 22 win against during 2015, where he recorded 16 disposals and nine marks.
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