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Howlett in the mix

Essendon midfielder Ben Howlett looks set for a recall to the senior team after a dominant performance against Sandringham in the VFL on Saturday afternoon.

3:23pm  Aug 7, 2013

Big names set for action

A trio of big names including captain Jobe Watson are set to line up for the Bombers Round 2 NAB Cup clash against Richmond in Wangaratta.

2:19pm  Feb 25, 2013

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Ben
Howlett

Height
180 cm
DOB
21-10-1988
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
5
Career
81
Goals
2014
1
Career
36
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
429
Avg
86
BenHowlett

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

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Courageous is the word that comes to everyone’s mind when describing West Australian Ben Howlett. A loyal and highly valued team member, Ben had another outstanding season in the midfield for Essendon. Becoming one of the club’s most consistent players, Ben’s most impressive game this season came against Port Adelaide in Round 16, racking up 26 disposals, eight tackles and booting one goal.

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 5
    • Kicks 10.6
    • Handballs 7.6
    • Disposals 18.2
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 5.8
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 85.8

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Hawthorn Rd 2
Handballs 11 St Kilda Rd 5
Disposals 20 St Kilda Rd 5
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 4
Hit-outs 1 Fremantle Rd 4
Tackles 9 North Melbourne Rd 1
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 107 North Melbourne Rd 1

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 3 53 38 91 26 1 7 6 29 1 4 429

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 81
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 18.2
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.2
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 81.0

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 Fremantle Rd 4, 2014
Tackles 13 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2012
Goals 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 1, 2013
AFL Fantasy 127 Adelaide Crows Rd 1, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Essendon 53 38 91 26 1 7 6 29 1 4 429
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

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