Debut: AFL 2005
Recruited from: Warrnambool/Geelong U18
Went from very good to great in 2014 with a brilliant season in the midfield. Led the Hawks for handballs, was second for handball receives, inside 50s and hard-ball gets and his average disposals jumped from 21.8 to 27.8. His versatility remains a key, with his ability to play inside or outside and to go forward and kick an important goal. Stamped himself as the likely next captain of Hawthorn with some brilliant work in big games and enjoyed an outstanding September, with his form in the Grand Final elite. Earned All-Australian selection for the first time.
Draft history: 2004 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Hawthorn) No. 7 overall.