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Howlett fit to tackle Swans

Essendon midfielder Ben Howlett is expected to be fit to take on Sydney at the SCG next Friday night despite suffering tightness in his achillies.

2:31pm  Jul 22, 2014

Howlett earns Goal of the Year nomination

Ben Howlett’s remarkable snap from boundary against Adelaide has been nominated for the Round 14 Hungry Jack’s Goal of the Year.

10:14am  Jun 24, 2014

Howlett's touch of class

Ben Howlett is uncertain whether his goal of the year contender hit or missed the post.

12:37pm  Jun 22, 2014

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BTV: Benny's boundary line special

10:00pm  Jun 21, 2014

BTV: Howlett's high five

12:39am  Jun 1, 2014

BTV: Howlett goals from turnover

9:59pm  May 31, 2014

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Ben
Howlett

Height
180 cm
DOB
21-10-1988
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
15
Career
112
Goals
2015
7
Career
54
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1104
Avg
74
BenHowlett

Player Bio

At a Glance

Clubs: Donnybrook
Debut: 2010
Recruited from: Peel Thunder
Brownlow Votes: 6

Player Sponsors

Patron

Centec Security Group

Benefactor

Joy and Cameron Cairns

Riddells Creek Bakery

Supporters

BigFooty Bombers

Kate and Pam Barby

Ken and Coral Woodfull

The hard-at-it and relentless midfielder played perhaps the best game of his career in round 11 last season, when he kicked five goals from 25 disposals against Richmond. Apart from that it was
another solid season from Howlett, who is relied upon at Essendon to dig into contests, fight for the ball and feed it out. He averaged six tackles a game, highlighting his tenacious approach. He signed a two-year deal at the end of the season, having explored his options during the trade period.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Improving as a midfielder who can win his own possessions and also shut down an opponent, Howlett was one of seven Bombers to play every game in 2011, Ranked third at the club for total disposals and first for tackles, amassing 153 for the season. Is prepared to put his head over the ball at stoppages and continues to improve.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 6.1
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 73.6

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 St Kilda Rd 5
Handballs 17 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Disposals 25 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Marks 6 Richmond Rd 9
Hit-outs 1 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Tackles 12 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 118 Brisbane Lions Rd 8

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 10 9 19 1 0 3 1 12 0 0 99
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 3 5 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 34
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 9 10 19 6 0 1 1 5 3 1 102
4 Collingwood L 49 - 69 9 9 18 2 0 4 0 5 0 0 75
5 St Kilda W 80 - 82 15 8 23 5 0 3 4 7 0 2 97
6 Fremantle L 80 - 52 9 5 14 4 0 0 1 7 1 0 80
7 North Melbourne L 82 - 93 5 2 7 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 48
8 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 78 10 15 25 5 0 2 1 11 0 0 118
9 Richmond L 72 - 59 7 11 18 6 0 1 0 6 0 1 87
10 Geelong Cats L 53 - 122 4 17 21 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 64
11 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 46 7 9 16 3 0 0 1 7 0 1 74
13 Hawthorn L 114 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 St Kilda L 52 - 162 4 6 10 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 49
15 Melbourne W 69 - 60 6 4 10 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 66
16 North Melbourne L 93 - 68 8 4 12 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 54
17 Port Adelaide L 116 - 129 5 7 12 2 0 1 0 5 0 1 57
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 11 111 121 232 44 2 19 12 91 7 6 1104

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 112
    • Kicks 9.4
    • Handballs 7.9
    • Disposals 17.3
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 6.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 79.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2011
Handballs 17 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2015
Disposals 29 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2011
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 4, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2015
Tackles 13 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2012
Goals 5 Richmond Rd 11, 2014
AFL Fantasy 130 Richmond Rd 11, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 111 121 232 44 2 19 12 91 7 6 1104
2014 Essendon 180 143 323 77 2 19 23 130 12 6 1607
2013 Essendon 171 130 301 55 0 14 18 109 14 5 1423
2012 Essendon 205 169 374 62 0 12 24 121 6 8 1607
2011 Essendon 248 177 425 59 3 35 22 153 9 5 1918
2010 Essendon 140 142 282 43 0 13 24 93 6 2 1184

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

Milestone Games:

Milestone versus round venue result
AFL Debut Geelong rd 1, 2010 MCG L 31
Finals Debut Carlton EF, 2011 MCG L 62
50th Game Fremantle rd 13, 2012 Subiaco W 24

AFL Games:

97

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Dwight Howard

Coach’s favourite saying: “Good Benny!”

Coach’s pet: Mark McVeigh

Favourite Footy Commentator:
Dennis Commetti

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? 

Describe your perfect day off: Fishing or a swim at the beach

Who inspires you? My Parents

Best advice received: 

What scares you the most? 

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? A teacher

First job held:
A landscaper

Person you would most like to meet: Will Ferrel

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Start teaching , travel , spend time with family .

Greatest non- football achievement: 

How would your best friend describe you? Laidback

One thing you can’t eat: Pumpkin

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Vacuuming

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup?
World Cup

Favourite Australian Personality: Eric Banner

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: 


Favourite TV show: 


Favourite band/ musical artist: 

Favourite movie: Anchorman