Indigenous Australian who played wing and fullback for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League.
Despite struggling in his first several years in rugby's first grade, he began to flourish with the Rabbitohs in 2006.
He set the South's team record, with five tries in a 56-6 win over Parramatta Eels in 2011.
He grew up in Sydney, New South Wales.
The American rapper Snoop Dogg called Merritt his favorite NRL player.