Renowned Australian rules footballer widely regarded as one of the best of his generation. He has won numerous awards as a member of Geelong and Gold Coast, including AFLPA MVP and the Brownlow Medal.
He began his junior career with Modewarre Football Club and made his debut with Geelong in 2000.
He made the All-Australia team every year from 2007 to 2014.
He comes from an extensive family of footballers commonly referred to as the "Ablett Dynasty," which includes his father, Gary Ablett, Sr., among others. He was in a twelve year long relationship with TV presenter Lauren Phillips. He later began dating Jordan Papalia, whom he married on January 1, 2016.
He and Adam Goodes have both won the prestigious Brownlow Medal.