Hawthorn midfielder James Worpel has earned his first MVP nod of the year after his stunning Easter Monday performance at the MCG. 

Despite the Hawks going down by 36 points against Geelong, Worpel was one of the best players on the ground.

The 25-year-old recorded game-highs in disposals (36), kicks (23), inside 50s (9), score involvements (8) and metres gained (838). 

He was also able to back that up with 14 contested possessions, six clearances and five marks, resulting in him winning the coveted Paul Dear Memorial Medal as the most courageous Hawk on the ground. 

To top it off, Worpel was the highest-rated player of the round according to Champion Data, thanks to a rating of 29.9. 

His performance against the Cats now takes his 2024 averages to 30.3 disposals, 14.7 contested possessions, 7.7 score involvements, 6.3 clearances and five tackles. 

Up next, Worpel and the Hawks face Collingwood on Sunday night at the Adelaide Oval in an exciting Gather Round clash.

Watch Worpel's Round 3 MVP highlights below.