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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
2014
21
Career
97
Goals
2014
12
Career
47
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1607
Avg
76
BenHowlett

Player Bio

At a Glance

Clubs: Donnybrook
Debut: 2010
Recruited from: Peel Thunder
Brownlow Votes: 1

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After a patchy 2013 that saw him start with a bang, followed by playing stints in the VFL, Howlett looks set to be a regular again in 2014. A stunning five-goal performance in the Dreamtime match against Richmond this season shows that he is more than capable of pushing forward, along with his hard edge in the midfield.

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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 15.4
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 6.2
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 76.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Richmond Rd 11
Handballs 16 Collingwood Rd 6
Disposals 25 Richmond Rd 11
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 4
Hit-outs 1 Carlton Rd 23
Tackles 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22
Goals 5 Richmond Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 130 Richmond Rd 11

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 11 8 19 5 0 0 0 9 1 1 107
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 14 3 17 3 0 4 1 3 0 2 72
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 7 8 15 3 0 1 3 8 0 0 70
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 12 8 20 9 1 0 2 6 0 0 98
5 St Kilda L 65 - 81 9 11 20 6 0 2 0 3 0 1 82
6 Collingwood L 83 - 60 7 16 23 4 0 0 2 6 0 0 83
7 Western Bulldogs W 73 - 65 6 2 8 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 51
8 Brisbane Lions W 57 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans L 64 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond W 104 - 54 15 10 25 5 0 0 0 5 5 0 130
12 GWS Giants W 66 - 81 8 5 13 4 0 1 0 7 1 0 81
13 Melbourne L 77 - 78 7 10 17 4 0 0 1 10 0 0 90
14 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 92 9 4 13 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 52
15 Geelong Cats L 89 - 80 6 5 11 3 0 1 0 5 1 0 64
16 Port Adelaide W 60 - 62 9 2 11 2 0 0 2 7 0 1 60
17 Collingwood W 103 - 39 9 9 18 4 0 1 2 4 0 0 68
18 Western Bulldogs W 94 - 101 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 32
19 Sydney Swans L 79 - 57 5 7 12 2 0 0 2 6 1 0 59
20 Richmond L 95 - 77 10 6 16 6 0 0 2 6 0 0 78
21 West Coast Eagles W 77 - 74 12 6 18 4 0 3 1 8 0 1 93
22 Gold Coast Suns W 108 - 89 9 9 18 5 0 4 0 11 0 0 108
23 Carlton D 90 - 90 6 5 11 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 54
FW1 North Melbourne L 93 - 81 7 8 15 2 0 1 1 7 1 0 75
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 - D: 1 180 143 323 77 2 19 23 130 12 6 1607

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 97
    • Kicks 9.6
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 17.4
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 6.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 79.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2011
Handballs 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2013
Disposals 29 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2011
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 4, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Carlton Rd 23, 2014
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
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

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FF
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Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
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B
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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Games: 57

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