Back View later GalleryBeing Buddy Franklin Share facebook SHARE twitter TWEET email google-plus linkedin reddit More From his days at draft camp in 2004 to his thirteen goal haul in Tasmania. We look back through the archives of superstar forward Lance 'Buddy' Franklin. Previous slide Next slide Rivals, now teammates? Alongside Swan opponent Ted Richards. Photo: Anthony Johnson Buddy goes. Photo: Matt Golding Sombre at Family Day at Glenferie Oval, the day after the 2013 premiership win. Photo: Wayne Taylor WMT Last hurrah: Sunday after winning his second Cup. Photo: Wayne Taylor Celebrating on the final siren of the 2013 grand final. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo With long-time forward line teammate Jaryd Roughead during the grand final. Photo: Pat Scala The 'role-player' during the 2013 grand final. Only one goal, but 18 possessions, six marks and four tackles. Photo: Justin McManus With Josh Gibson at the grand final parade, September 27, 2013. Photo: Ken Irwin Final training for his final Hawthorn match. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Twin towers. With fellow key forward Jarryd Roughead, the Coleman Medal winner. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Happy Hawk: Lance Franklin joins Brent Guerra in the Hawthorn recovery session, 9th September 2013. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Good, not grand. Lance Franklin shakes hands with Nick Malceski after the Hawks beat the Swans in round 23. Photo: Anthony Johnson Buddy's departure would break the hearts of many younger fans. Photo: Joe Armao Buddy is less media shy when promoting his own products. Here he launches his new range of "Buddy" Boots. Photo: Justin McManus Cursed? Geelong's Tom Lonergan has a good record against Franklin. The Cats won 11 straight games against the Hawks following their 2008 grand final loss to Hawthorn. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Franklin returned from an injury break to grab 19 possessions and eight goals against Essendon in round 18, 2013. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Surely the goal of the year, April 2013. Buddy hurdles a fallen foe and boots a major from within the centre square. Photo: Getty Images With rugby star James O'Connor during a photo shoot for Nena & Pasadena's third birthday. Photo: Pat Scala Promoting fashion brand Nena & Pasadena, May 2013. Photo: Pat Scala Leader. Named Indigenous All-Stars captain, February 2013. Photo: Joe Armao Facing the media, May 2013. Franklin kept mum about his contract throughout the season. Photo: Pat Scala Indigenous All-Stars captain Lance Franklin. Photo: Joe Armao Model citizen: Buddy outside the Hawks Season Launch and Hall of Fame presentation at St Kilda, March 21, 2013. Photo: Getty Images Unfinished business. With Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and captain Luke Hodge at the pre-season family day, March 2013. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo With Sydney Swan Adam Goodes at the announcement of the Indigenous Allstars team to take on Ireland, August 2013. Photo: Anthony Johnson The brightest star in the Hawks firmament. Photo: Jim Pavlidis As a fundamental of football history. Photo: Jim Pavlidis Golding's view after Buddy returned from injury against the Bombers - with eight goals. Photo: Matt Golding Franklin's departure could deliver Hawthorn some handy recruits. Photo: Mick Connolly AFL boss Andrew Demetriou says Lance Franklin must prove he is willing to earn his keep should he seek an ambassadorial contract. Photo: Matt Golding The despair: After being defeated by the Swans in the 2012 AFL Grand Final. Photo: Getty Images Buddy was both irresistible force, and hapless clanger-maker, in the 2012 grand final. Photo: Justin McManus The great escape. Franklin's late goal helped Hawthorn squeak past Adelaide in the 2012 preliminary final. Photo: Getty Images Among the faithful: Hawthorn's final training day before the 2012 grand final. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Hawthorn's Lance Franklin kicks a supergoal at Etihad Stadium.10th March 2012. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Lance Buddy Franklin at Hawthorn West Primary School to launch his new footy The Buddyball.18th of April 2012. Photo: Pat Scala Lance Franklin chased by Adelaide's Patrick Dangerfield at the MCG.15th April 2012. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Lance Franklin during his record breaking 13 goal match against Kangaroos at Aurora Stadium on June 2nd 2012. Photo: Getty Images Lance Franklin celebrates kicking his 13th goal against Kangaroos at Aurora Stadium on June 2nd 2012. Photo: Getty Images Lance Buddy Franklin comes off with a leg injury in the 4th qtr of 2nd Qualifying Final.9th of September 2011 Photo: Pat Scala Lance Buddy Franklin about to kick a goal v Sydney Swans in second semi final.16th of September 2011 Photo: Pat Scala Lance Franklin vs Richmond at the MCG.16th of May 2010. Photo: Joe Armao Lance Franklin in center with Hawthorn teammates pose for photo in the centre of MCG after winning grand final against Geelong. 27th September 2008. Photo: Vince Caligiuri Lance Franklin celebrates with fans after Grand Final win against Geelong.27/09/2008 Photo: Craig Sillitoe Lance Franklin and Sam Mitchell celebrate Grand Final 2008 against Geelong. Photo: John Donegan Lance Franklin with team mates after 2008 grand Final win against Geelong. Photo: Wayne Taylor AFL round 22 Telstra Dome Carlton V Hawthorn 300808 Lance Franklin is mobbed after kicking his 100th.30th August 2008 Photo: Leigh Henningham Lance Franklin lines up with his teammates for the national anthem before the 2nd Qualifying Final vGeelong. 9 September 2011. Photo: Paul Rovere Lance Buddy Franklin celebrates one of his 7 goals against Adelaide in Elimenation final, 8th of September 2007. Photo: Pat Scala Lance Buddy Franklin after kicking the match winning goal late in the last qtr of Elimination Final v Adelaide.September 2007. Photo: Pat Scala Gary Buckenara, Hawthorn recruiting manager, and his wife Annette make their house home for recruits Jarryd Roughead, Jordan Lewis and Lance Franklin.1st December 2004 Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones All Australian full back Matthew Scarlett was locked in a massive battle with All Australian full forward Lance Franklin for the entire match during Grand Final of 2008. Photo: Paul Rovere Cyril Rioli ,Cameron Stokes,Chance Bateman, Lance Franklin,Mark Williams, Cathy Freeman and Nathan Lovett Murray meet Anthony Mundine before fight.28th May 2008 . Photo: Vince Caligiuri Buddy Franklin in the middle row of The Dream Team team photo on the MCG before Saturday's Legends match.7 May 2008. Photo: JOHN DONEGAN Lance Franklin in the fading light against Geelong.22 April 2007. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Port Adelaide's Michael Wilson tackled by Hawthorn s Lance Franklin. August 19 2007. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Lance Buddy Franklin.30th January 2007. Photo: Pat Scala Lance Franklin tackles Gary Ablett to win the ball.3rd September 2006 Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Essendon s Brent Stanton tries to rope in Hawthorn's Lance Franklin.14th August2005. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Coach Alastair Clarkson behind the push to play his younger players with rising star Lance Franklin.20th April 2005. Photo: Ray Kennedy Hawthorn new Draftees, Thomas Murphy,Lance Franklin, Jarryd Roughead, Jordan Lewis, Matthew Little and Simon Taylor. 26th November 2004. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo SCZ Hawthorn draft picks Lance Franklin Jarryd Roughead with coach Alastair Clarkson.20th November 2004. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Jordan Russell, Cameron Wood, John Meesen, Fabian Deluca, Ivan Maric and Lance Franklin watch on during Day Two of the National AFL Draft Camp.September 30th 2004 Photo: Getty Images of More Galleries Previous Next AFL Round 6, St Kilda vs Melbourne. AFL St Kilda vs Collingwood Round 3 AFL St Kilda v Western Bulldogs Round 2, 2016 Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons at the MCG. Easter Monday blockbuster between Geelong and Hawthorn AFL: Giants v Bulldogs The celebrations. Hawthorn 2015 AFL Premiers. AFL grand final 2015. The Game.