Junior Club: Hope Valley (SA)
Recruited from: Norwood
Brownlow votes: 0
Hawks SA Inc.
Fifth for goals (29.1) and fourth for goal assists (24), it hasgot to the stage where the Hawks are simply harder to beat when the nuggety forward is in the side. His manic defensive work in the forward half – tackling, scragging and harassing – remains first rate, but his work with the ball in hand is equally vital and he loves a goal and a contested mark. Had some ankle concerns late in the season, but was an important contributor through the finals and his 29 goals were a career best. He is a three-time premiership player and deserves every bit of good fortune that has come his way because of his work ethic and commitment.
Player honours: premiership sides 2013, 2014, 2015.
Draft history: 2010 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (Hawthorn) No. 66 overall.