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Heppell humbled by his honour

Essendon midfielder Dyson Heppell believes a progression to playing consistent football through the midfield played a key role in his All Australian honour.

10:57pm  Sep 16, 2014

Essendon duo named in All Australian team

Dyson Heppell and Cale Hooker have been honoured for their standout seasons with a position in the 2014 All Australian team announced on Tuesday evening.

6:10pm  Sep 16, 2014

Coaches recognise Heppell's stellar season

Essendon midfielder Dyson Heppell has the opportunity to catapult into the top five of the AFL Coaches Association Champion Player of the Year award with one round remaining.

11:58am  Aug 27, 2014

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Dyson
Heppell

Height
189 cm
DOB
14-05-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
22
Career
84
Goals
2014
6
Career
20
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2363
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 22
    • Kicks 15.1
    • Handballs 13.4
    • Disposals 28.5
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.6
    • Tackles 4.5
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 107.4

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 4 North Melbourne FW1
Tackles 11 Collingwood Rd 6
Goals 1 Richmond Rd 20
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 L 79 - 57 15 9 24 2 0 2 0 6 1 0 101
20 Richmond L 95 - 77 23 9 32 6 1 1 0 4 1 0 129
21 West Coast Eagles W 77 - 74 20 19 39 3 1 3 1 3 0 0 120
22 Gold Coast Suns W 108 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton D 90 - 90 13 12 25 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 84
FW1 North Melbourne L 93 - 81 20 14 34 5 4 1 0 2 0 1 117
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 - D: 1 332 294 626 116 13 25 15 99 6 6 2363

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 84
    • Kicks 13.2
    • Handballs 10.7
    • Disposals 23.9
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 92.5

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 North Melbourne FW1, 2014
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 332 294 626 116 13 25 15 99 6 6 2363
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