Charlie Curnow's once-in-a-generation 'Jesaulenko' mark snubbed

Charlie Curnow’s incredible ‘Jesaulenko’ grab has missed out on a nomination for the AFL’s mark of the year award.

The young Carlton star flew twice on Sunday against Collingwood, the first of which was a flying pack mark.

But his fourth-quarter effort over Tom Langdon was a beauty and it went one better – or so everyone thought at the time.

Fans were quick to compare his leap to Blues great Alex Jesaulenko, who took a famous hanger in the club’s 1970 grand final victory.


The similarities went beyond the style – both marks came against the Pies on the MCG.

But that wasn’t enough.

Curnow’s first mark was nominated alongside Brisbane veteran Luke Hodge and Hawthorn’s Taylor Duryea, who took flight against the Gold Coast Suns:

There is no doubt Curnow’s pack mark was worth a nomination.

In any other week it might be a clear-cut winner.

But was the emotion of the key forward recreating a legendary Carlton moment too much to ignore?

One thing is clear – it’s the biggest mark of the year snub since Jeremy Howe lost to Joe Daniher!

Charlie Curnow flew twice. Pic: Getty