AFL games: 20
Disposals per game: 20.9
Pressure acts: 9.5
Blake Hardwick forged a standout season in 2021, averaging a career-high 20.9 disposals per game operating at 83.7 per cent efficiency, surpassing his break-out season in 2018.
The 24-year-old has continued to prove himself as a vital piece of Hawthorn’s defensive unit, with his smart ball use out of half back arguably at its best this year.
Hardwick demonstrated his consistency as a hard-edged defender, averaging 9.5 pressure acts through his 20 appearances this year.
Despite missing two games during the season due to a hamstring injury, Hardwick celebrated his 100th game milestone in Round 21.
He showed his commitment to the brown and gold earlier this year by signing on until 2024.
Best AFL game:
Finishing with a career-high 31 disposals, Hardwick dominated in his side’s Round 2 clash against Richmond.