- Category : 1974-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Masks 2
Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda (1994–2000) and Collingwood (2001–2008) clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL).
At 16 he and his identical twin brother Darryl were recruited by South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Port Adelaide and they made the move to Adelaide. Recruited from Port Adelaide by St Kilda in the 1992 AFL Draft, Wakelin debuted in the Australian Football League (AFL) in 1994. He became noted as a hard-working defender at St Kilda and, during the mid to late 1990s, was part of a defensive combination with his twin brother Darryl which was considered very effective.
After playing only four games in 2000 he became disgruntled with St Kilda and was later picked up by Collingwood Football Club, where he reignited his career and continued his trademark consistency as a defender. At the end of the 2008 season he retired after Collingwood's loss in the semi final against St Kilda ended the team's season.
Wakelin is a strong supporter of sustainable transport, and famously sold his car in 2007 for environmental reasons, using public transport and bicycles as an alternative, even to travel to football matches he was playing in.
Wakelin married in 2003 and has two children: a daughter and a son.