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Hodge 250: How Clarkson transformed the Hawks skipper

RESPECTED as one of the game’s most professional and courageous players, even Hawthorn skipper Luke Hodge had to learn what it takes to make it in the AFL.

5:15pm  Sep 24, 2014

Photos: 250 games of Luke Hodge

Take a look back on the career of Hawthorn skipper Luke Hodge as he prepares to play his 250th game in Saturday's Grand Final against Sydney.

12:30pm  Sep 24, 2014

Hodge feeling as good as ever

Luke Hodge will enter his seventh finals series feeling as good as he has for three to four years, quashing any thought of retirement as his contemporaries leave the game.

8:45am  Sep 2, 2014

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PCM: Luke Hodge on Brad Sewell

10:06am  Oct 8, 2014

GF: Hodgey puckers up to Buddy

10:18am  Sep 28, 2014

GF: Hodge in the rooms

7:08pm  Sep 27, 2014

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Luke
Hodge

Captain

Height
186 cm
DOB
15-06-1984
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2014
22
Career
250
Goals
2014
12
Career
167
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2240
Avg
102
LukeHodge

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs:-
Clubs: -
Debut: AFL 2002
Recruited from: Colac/Geelong U18
Brownlow Votes:-

After off-season knee surgery, the skipper returned in round two and played all but one game thereafter, putting together an excellent 2013 season when he became a premiership captain, finished fifth in the best and fairest and won the best clubman award. Positioned mainly at half-back with bursts in the midfield, Hodge had a crucial hand in several wins, averaging just under 22 disposals and chipping in with 11 goals. With his courage, hardness, outstanding reading of the play, accurate left boot and leadership, he will be important again this year.

Draft history: 2001 National AFL Draft priority selection (Hawthorn) No. 1 overall traded by Fremantle for Trent Croad and Luke McPharlin.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 16.8
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 25.0
    • Marks 5.9
    • Hit-Outs 1.6
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 101.8

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 St Kilda Rd 7
Handballs 14 Sydney Swans GF
Disposals 35 Sydney Swans GF
Marks 12 Sydney Swans GF
Hit-outs 7 Port Adelaide PF
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 21
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 157 Sydney Swans GF

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 91 15 4 19 8 1 3 0 3 0 0 93
2 Essendon W 86 - 90 10 0 10 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 45
3 Fremantle W 137 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Gold Coast Suns W 49 - 148 23 9 32 9 0 1 0 3 0 0 127
5 Geelong Cats L 106 - 87 13 8 21 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 81
6 Richmond W 52 - 118 21 9 30 4 0 1 0 2 2 1 115
7 St Kilda W 175 - 30 23 10 33 8 0 0 1 2 0 1 119
8 Sydney Swans L 107 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Port Adelaide L 100 - 86 11 9 20 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 66
11 GWS Giants W 94 - 87 14 12 26 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 73
12 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 17 11 28 4 2 1 1 7 1 1 120
13 Carlton W 90 - 118 15 6 21 4 2 0 2 3 0 0 77
14 Collingwood W 115 - 86 18 8 26 10 1 0 2 2 0 0 103
15 Gold Coast Suns W 116 - 63 21 5 26 2 1 0 0 6 3 0 122
16 North Melbourne L 108 - 88 17 11 28 6 2 0 3 5 0 0 104
17 Adelaide Crows W 92 - 104 18 8 26 2 0 0 2 7 0 1 99
18 Sydney Swans W 104 - 94 16 12 28 3 0 2 1 5 1 0 106
19 Western Bulldogs W 107 - 45 18 7 25 5 0 3 1 3 0 1 96
20 Melbourne W 115 - 65 12 10 22 6 3 2 2 4 0 0 89
21 Fremantle L 110 - 91 20 8 28 4 5 1 1 7 1 1 126
22 Geelong Cats W 94 - 71 12 6 18 8 4 0 1 3 0 0 85
23 Collingwood W 56 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 Geelong Cats W 104 - 68 16 6 22 8 0 0 0 3 1 1 103
PF Port Adelaide W 97 - 94 19 8 27 10 7 3 2 5 1 1 134
GF Sydney Swans W 74 - 137 21 14 35 12 3 1 1 4 2 1 157
TOTAL W: 20 - L: 5 370 181 551 130 35 24 26 79 12 9 2240

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 250
    • Kicks 13.5
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 21.7
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 88.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Melbourne Rd 1, 2010
Handballs 21 Collingwood Rd 4, 2010
Disposals 40 Collingwood Rd 15, 2011
Marks 14 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2011
Hit-outs 7 Port Adelaide PF, 2014
Tackles 12 Sydney Swans Rd 11, 2007
Goals 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2007
AFL Fantasy 157 Sydney Swans GF, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Hawthorn 370 181 551 130 35 24 26 79 12 9 2240
2013 Hawthorn 349 152 501 115 9 25 26 81 11 11 2053
2012 Hawthorn 121 70 191 44 8 8 5 18 9 6 768
2011 Hawthorn 325 209 534 106 39 32 31 75 19 18 2121
2010 Hawthorn 335 209 544 89 16 46 38 125 15 12 2240
2009 Hawthorn 234 190 424 71 7 28 28 68 10 5 1583
2008 Hawthorn 291 171 462 116 2 35 24 70 20 8 1936
2007 Hawthorn 319 222 541 130 12 29 43 96 23 14 2239
2006 Hawthorn 313 199 512 89 11 43 29 90 6 9 1976
2005 Hawthorn 347 234 581 112 13 28 26 59 9 15 2113
2004 Hawthorn 159 76 235 62 4 18 16 56 14 11 1108
2003 Hawthorn 121 73 194 55 1 16 14 39 10 11 876
2002 Hawthorn 157 76 233 57 6 12 9 24 9 5 940

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Hawthorn: 205 Games, 144 Goals

Awards

AFL Awards

Norm Smith Medal
2008

All-Australian 
2005,2008

International Rules Series
2005

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee
2002

Premiership side
2008

Club Awards

Best and Fairest
2005

2nd Best and Fairest
2006

3rd Best and Fairest
2007, 2008

Captain
2011