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Heppell tops coaches votes

Essendon young gun Dyson Heppell has continued his recent good form picking up full votes against Geelong in the AFL Coaches Association Player of the Year Award.

10:38am  Jul 1, 2014

Heppell, the ultimate professional

Essendon coach Mark Thompson has applauded the performance and professionalism of midfielder Dyson Heppell following Friday night’s loss to Geelong.

8:33pm  Jun 29, 2014

Heppell urges teammates to stand up

Essendon midfielder Dyson Heppell has urged his teammates to stand up when it is counted following Friday night’s nine-point loss to Geelong.

1:44am  Jun 28, 2014

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BTV: Heppell - post match Rd 9

10:49am  May 17, 2014

BTV: Classy finish from Heppell

11:40pm  May 3, 2014

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Dyson
Heppell

Height
189 cm
DOB
14-05-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
17
Career
79
Goals
2014
4
Career
18
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1812
Avg
107
DysonHeppell

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: 
Clubs: 
Debut: 2011
Recruited from: Gippsland Power
Brownlow Votes: 4

PLAYER SPONSORS

Benefactors

Spencer Panels
A & M Galbraith Pty Ltd & Danielle Valvo
Arbour Landscaping Group

Supporters
Essendon Fans (Amy, Lorraine, Lyn & Richard)
BomberBlitz

Continued his ascent as an emerging star by finishing third in the best and fairest, his second consecutive top-three placing. Having played his first two seasons largely off half-back, Heppell moved into a ball winning role in the midfield last year and continues to play a major role through the middle this season. He has shown spades of leadership this season, and has openly said he enjoys being a leader and is touted by many as a future captain.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 14.2
    • Handballs 13.6
    • Disposals 27.8
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 4.9
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 106.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 North Melbourne Rd 1
Handballs 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Disposals 40 Geelong Cats Rd 15
Marks 16 North Melbourne Rd 1
Hit-outs 2 Geelong Cats Rd 15
Tackles 11 Collingwood Rd 6
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 152 Geelong Cats Rd 15

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 24 13 37 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 150
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 11 11 22 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 88
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 18 10 28 6 0 2 0 5 1 0 120
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 19 16 35 7 0 0 2 10 0 0 144
5 St Kilda L 65 - 81 9 8 17 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 43
6 Collingwood L 83 - 60 13 20 33 2 2 1 1 11 0 0 129
7 Western Bulldogs W 73 - 65 11 14 25 6 0 0 1 4 1 0 98
8 Brisbane Lions W 57 - 65 14 22 36 6 1 1 1 6 0 0 127
9 Sydney Swans L 64 - 114 16 15 31 11 0 0 1 4 0 2 126
11 Richmond W 104 - 54 9 12 21 5 0 1 0 2 1 1 82
12 GWS Giants W 66 - 81 15 15 30 2 0 2 1 2 0 1 89
13 Melbourne L 77 - 78 11 11 22 5 0 2 2 9 0 0 102
14 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 92 15 12 27 5 0 2 0 4 0 0 102
15 Geelong Cats L 89 - 80 21 19 40 6 2 2 0 7 0 1 152
16 Port Adelaide W 60 - 62 7 10 17 2 0 1 0 5 1 0 74
17 Collingwood W 103 - 39 14 15 29 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 83
18 Western Bulldogs W 94 - 101 14 8 22 4 0 1 0 8 0 0 103
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 7 241 231 472 94 5 18 13 83 4 5 1812

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 79
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 10.6
    • Disposals 23.5
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 91.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Handballs 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 8, 2014
Disposals 40 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2014
Marks 16 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Hit-outs 4 Sydney Swans Rd 10, 2013
Tackles 11 Collingwood Rd 6, 2014
Goals 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2013
AFL Fantasy 152 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Essendon 241 231 472 94 5 18 13 83 4 5 1812
2013 Essendon 269 192 461 88 10 18 11 74 8 11 1805
2012 Essendon 250 180 430 113 8 17 9 59 3 3 1704
2011 Essendon 262 231 493 132 13 15 11 63 3 4 1913

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: 43

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2011

CLUB AWARDS

Morrish Medal  2010

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Chris Paul

Coach’s favourite saying: “Master your craft”

Coach’s pet: Dave Meli

Favourite Footy Commentator: Dennis Commetti

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Matthew Llyod

Describe your perfect day off:
Chilling at Inverloch back beach with mates on a sunny day.

Who inspires you? Dad

Best advice received: Winners never quit, quitters never win.

What scares you the most? Failure

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be?
NBA Player

First job held: Mowing lawns

Person you would most like to meet: Michael Jordan

Three things you would like to do after your football career:
Travel overseas, become a coach, and run a marathon.

Greatest non- football achievement: 

How would your best friend describe you? Legend, honest and competitive.

One thing you can’t eat: Tomatoes

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Clean the sprouting around the house

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

Favourite Australian Personality: Carl Barron/ Russel Coite

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Michael Jordan Biography

Favourite TV show:
Two and a Half Men

Favourite band/ musical artist: Draft

Favourite movie:
Wayne’s World