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Coaches split as Mitchell claims top Hawk honours

SAM Mitchell was the best-performed Hawk in Friday night’s 12-point win over Adelaide but the coaches were split as they cast their votes in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award.

9:48am  Jul 15, 2014

Mitchell, Lake set for extended injury layoff

Sam Mitchell and Brian Lake will miss Friday night's blockbuster against Sydney as the duo are set for extended periods on the sidelines due to injury.

2:30pm  May 5, 2014

Burgoyne, Mitchell reach 250 milestone

Premiership Hawthorn pair Sam Mitchell and Shaun Burgoyne will celebrate their 250th AFL matches in Sunday’s clash against Richmond at the MCG.

3:15pm  Apr 23, 2014

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11:40am  Jul 7, 2014

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11:01pm  Jul 4, 2014

Mitchell, Lake injury update

2:31pm  May 5, 2014

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Sam
Mitchell

Height
179 cm
DOB
12-10-1982
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2014
8
Career
253
Goals
2014
3
Career
61
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
717
Avg
90
SamMitchell

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs:-
Clubs:-
Debut: AFL 2002
Recruited from: Mooroolbark/Eastern U18/Box Hill Hawks
Brownlow Votes:-

The long-time centre-square master was often used at half-back last year, particularly during the home and away season, and was named there in the All-Australian team. He moved back into the midfield almost full-time for the finals and was instrumental in the club’s march to the premiership, the highlight coming in his huge 38-disposal effort in the preliminary final win over Geelong. The former captain finished with the most clearances and disposals of any Hawk for the year and placed third in the best and fairest. Uses the ball as well as anyone by hand and kicks equally well on both sides of his body.

Draft history: 2001 National AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Hawthorn) No. 36 overall traded by Fremantle for Trent Croad and Luke McPharlin.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 13.4
    • Handballs 12.9
    • Disposals 26.2
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 89.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Richmond Rd 6
Handballs 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4
Disposals 36 Richmond Rd 6
Marks 12 Richmond Rd 6
Hit-outs 1 North Melbourne Rd 16
Tackles 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 17
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 142 Richmond Rd 6

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 91 11 10 21 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 68
2 Essendon W 86 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Fremantle W 137 - 79 17 19 36 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 121
4 Gold Coast Suns W 49 - 148 15 21 36 6 0 0 1 2 2 0 122
5 Geelong Cats L 106 - 87 19 7 26 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 87
6 Richmond W 52 - 118 23 13 36 12 0 0 2 4 0 1 142
7 St Kilda W 175 - 30 1 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7
8 Sydney Swans L 107 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Port Adelaide L 100 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants W 94 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton W 90 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Collingwood W 115 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns W 116 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne L 108 - 88 9 14 23 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 67
17 Adelaide Crows W 92 - 104 12 16 28 3 0 3 3 8 0 0 103
18 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 4 107 103 210 31 2 10 10 24 3 1 717

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 253
    • Kicks 13.5
    • Handballs 12.1
    • Disposals 25.5
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 90.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 29 Fremantle Rd 8, 2009
Handballs 26 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2007
Disposals 40 West Coast Eagles Rd 13, 2009
Marks 13 Essendon Rd 20, 2006
Hit-outs 2 Fremantle Rd 13, 2003
Tackles 11 Collingwood Rd 22, 2010
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 16, 2009
AFL Fantasy 147 West Coast Eagles Rd 13, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Hawthorn 107 103 210 31 2 10 10 24 3 1 717
2013 Hawthorn 371 302 673 83 3 26 25 78 5 5 2267
2012 Hawthorn 345 308 653 84 2 38 37 133 7 7 2413
2011 Hawthorn 404 297 701 94 2 41 34 99 12 8 2505
2010 Hawthorn 282 242 524 76 1 33 25 90 5 4 1911
2009 Hawthorn 346 308 654 111 1 30 26 66 7 3 2249
2008 Hawthorn 313 354 667 90 2 36 40 88 4 2 2213
2007 Hawthorn 262 331 593 120 0 32 34 96 2 3 2137
2006 Hawthorn 327 265 592 119 0 33 34 72 3 6 2111
2005 Hawthorn 186 157 343 62 0 24 23 49 2 4 1225
2004 Hawthorn 210 162 372 47 1 28 20 60 5 5 1339
2003 Hawthorn 199 174 373 54 3 20 23 89 5 2 1449
2002 Hawthorn 53 49 102 19 1 4 7 29 1 1 421

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: 221 Games, 53 Goals

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star
2003

Premiership side
2008

All Australian
2011

Club Awards

Best and Fairest
2006, 2009

2nd Best and Fairest
2008

Captain since
2008