Reserves Games: Nil
Reserves Goals: Nil
Guernsey No.: N/A
Height: 185cm (6'1")
Weight: 79kg (12'6")
DOB: 8th November, 1971
Sam Gross was recruited from Boort (via Scotch College) in country Victoria in the 1989 National Draft, he was selected at pick 81, this was Carlton's sixth pick of the draft. A profile at the time of his drafting stated that Gross has made a rapid advance since his senior club debut (Boort) in 1988. He's being playing with Boort since beginning with the Under 14's in 1982. In 1989, he represented the Vic Health U/19's country team. Gross was a running player who played in Boort's 1989 Grand Final team.
Inside Football Draftee Profile - Sam Gross
A star in the making who first came to prominence as captain of Scotch College. Gross still has a lot of growing to do. Should start in the Under 19's.
Sam Gross would head back to Boort winning the club best and fairest in 1993 and then later star in the 2008 Boort Premiership, see article below.
'Pies do it for 'Whitey' - Patrick O'Meara; The Wimmera Times.
An emotion-charged Boort ran over the top of Wedderburn in the North Central Football League grand final at St Arnaud on Saturday. Boort scraped over the line with a stunning five-goal final quarter to win by 15 points. The Magpies had been down by 12 points at three-quarter-time, but rallied in the last quarter. Boort had devoted its season to former coach Haldane Nelson, who was tragically killed in a car accident on his way from work in Echuca to pre-season training in Boort in February. North Central League secretary Shane Burke said Boort players were emotional after the game. "They were very emotional after the game, it has been a big year for them after their coach was killed," he said. "They had his number embroidered on their jumpers." Burke said Boort was simply too good in the end. Wedderburn looked like it was going to win it during the third quarter, but Boort kicked away in the last quarter," Burke said. "I think lack of conditioning may have caught up with Wedderburn in the end, having not played much footy in recent weeks." He said the game was a see-sawing affair as neither team could break away with it. "It was neck and neck until 10 minutes into the last quarter," he said. He said Nathan Gooding, Brett Jeffrey, Nick Reid and Aaron Walklate were the standouts for the premiers, while Daniel Gash, David Fevaleaki and Russell Douglas were best for the Redbacks. Mark Perryman kicked three goals for the Magpies, while Sam Gross chimed in with two. Wedderburn shared the load with Sam Barnes, Danny Benaim, Fevaleaki, and Cameron Perry all kicking two goals. Key forward Darren Stenhouse was restricted to just one goal. Wedderburn coach Dean Lockhart had the pain of his side's loss compounded by a striking report. Burke said it was a great day for the league. He predicted 4000 people would have attended, with the league recording a record gate of $30,000. Former AFL draftee and Boort player Ashley Byrne stepped into the coaching role after a successful coaching career with Echuca in the Goulburn Valley Football League. The Boort jumper had been embroided with the number 11 and `Whitey' in honour of their former coach
He did not manage a senior game for Carlton.