While the highlights reel of Billy Hartung excited many when he was drafted last year, the expectations on him potentially breaking into a premiership were probably low.
9:58am Oct 16, 2014
From the Dandenong Stingrays, Hartung turned heads at the NAB AFL Combine in October 2013 when he ran a 16.6 beep test, smashing Bradley Hill’s record of 16.1. However, he brings more than just the ability to run all day. An All-Australian at under-18 level, Hartung is quick, has great evasive skills and specialises in accelerating away from an opponent before hitting a target up field. Like Sam Mitchell, he has good foot skills on both sides of his body. Can play at half-back or on the wing and was used as a tagger for Vic Country during the NAB AFL under-18s championships, with great effect.
Draft history: 2013 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Hawthorn), No. 24 overall.