Utility Brendan Whitecross has agreed to a new one year deal with the Hawks.

The highly-respected clubman has played 88 games for Hawthorn since he was recruited from Zillmere in Queensland with pick 29 in the 2007 NAB AFL Draft.

Despite interest from rival clubs the 25-year-old elected to remain at Hawthorn and continue his bid to taste premiership success.

While Hawthorn has claimed three premierships from four AFL Grand Final appearances in his time at the club, Whitecross has been reduced to watching from the sidelines as the Hawks achieved the ultimate success.

Whitecross was a regular in the Hawks senior side before he ruptured his right anterior cruciate ligament for the first time in the 2012 qualifying final win over Collingwood.

He then suffered a second ACL tear in the 2013 preliminary final.

Whitecross provided a feel-good story of the 2015 season when he returned in Round 3 after more than 18 months on the sidelines recovering from his second knee reconstruction.

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