By ZAC MILBANK
It’s difficult to believe Sam Overall began his journey as a defender with South Adelaide as he approaches his 100th League game in Sunday’s First Semi-Final against Norwood.
Having been invited to Noarlunga by then League coach Brad Gotch after being cut by Glenelg, the Victor Harbor local was toiling away in the Reserves for most of 2014.
Overall even played two A grade games for the Victor Harbor Kangaroos that year before he was thrown into attack by Gotch to make his League debut in Round 16.
In the space of a month, Overall found himself kicking three goals in the Panthers’ First Semi-Final win against Sturt before lining up in a Preliminary Final against Port in just his sixth League match.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 26-year-old said getting back to this point in 2021 was a key driving force as he attempts to play a part in ending South’s 57-year premiership drought.
Feeling much lighter these days after shaving off his trademark mullet, Overall keeps himself busy off the field by managing his own carpentry business with former Panther Michael Ross.
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