Debut: Round 3, 1996 v Fremantle, aged 23 years, 168 days
1008th Carlton Player
Games: 43 (4 with Carlton)
Goals: 33 (1 with Carlton)
Last game: Round 14, 1996 v North Melbourne, aged 23 years, 250 days
Guernsey No. 25
DOB: 29 October, 1972
Ben Sexton was originally drafted by the Western Bulldogs (then Footscray) who must have been impressed by the performance of Michael Sexton, Ben's older brother and Carlton star.
Unfortunately for Ben his time at the Western Oval ended a few years later. Sexton played from 1991 to 1995, in this time he played 39 games and booted 32 goals.
Ben was traded to Carlton for James Cook after the 1995 Premiership win, and was welcomed with open arms. It was clear that Carlton were hoping for another Sexton in Michael's mold. Instead, Ben played only 4 games, mostly in defence. However, he did kick a goal. Another brother Stephen Sexton played at Carlton but only at reserves level in 1995.
Ben was delisted after the 1996 season.
Note; Ben Sexton's cousin Damian Sexton played 4 games and kicked 1 goal with St Kilda in 1990 and, Damien's father (Ben's uncle) Gerry Sexton played 10 games with Footscray in 1944 - 45.