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Crichton Medal: Runners up

Brendon Goddard and Dyson Heppell have rounded out the podium in Essendon’s 2017 Crichton Medal count.

11:12pm  Oct 5, 2017

Most Courageous - The Contenders

It is named after a favourite son and there are plenty of worthy contenders for the Adam Ramanauskas Most Courageous award in 2017.

12:22pm  Oct 4, 2017

Best Team Player - The Contenders

The Best Team Player recognises a player who puts others before himself - here are some of the possible contenders.

3:26pm  Oct 3, 2017

Latest Player Video

BTV: RD 8 | Heppell post-game

7:14pm  May 12, 2018

BTV: The privilege to play

3:00pm  Apr 22, 2018

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Dyson
Heppell

Height
189 cm
DOB
14-05-1992
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
9
Career
138
Goals
2018
5
Career
50
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
954
Avg
106
DysonHeppell

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Leongatha
Debut: 2011
Recruited from: Leongatha/Gippsland U18, pick 8 2010

Player Sponsors

Tiffany Galbriath & Danielle Valvo

Amy Kerr, Lyn and Richard Stephens

Anthony Scott - Anthony Scott Landscape Design

Keith Richards - Keith Richards OAM

Nicholas Kyrcos - Kirkcorp Holdings P/C

Robert Radford - Radford Meats

David Truccolo - Spencer Panels

A terrific leader of the Bombers, Heppell is entering his second year as captain after a brilliant first season in charge of the club in 2017.

Heppell didn’t miss a game last year, averaging 26 disposals, leading the club for contested possessions and clearances, and finishing in the top five for score involvements, metres gained and tackles.

The midfielder continues to improve and is sure to put in another stellar season as he thrives under the new responsibilities of captaining the side.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 14.9
    • Handballs 11.7
    • Disposals 26.6
    • Marks 6.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 106.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
Handballs 17 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Disposals 35 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
Marks 13 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Goals 1 Geelong Cats Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 145 Adelaide Crows Rd 1

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 21 14 35 13 0 1 2 5 0 0 145
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 12 12 24 5 0 2 3 7 1 0 102
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 16 5 21 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 87
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 14 17 31 6 0 1 0 7 0 0 123
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 17 10 27 7 0 0 1 2 1 0 103
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 11 7 18 2 0 2 1 6 0 0 76
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 13 15 28 6 0 1 0 5 1 0 114
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 14 13 27 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 91
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 16 12 28 6 0 1 0 4 1 0 113
10 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 6 134 105 239 55 0 11 8 40 5 0 954

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 138
    • Kicks 13.5
    • Handballs 11.3
    • Disposals 24.8
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 96.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Handballs 23 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2015
Disposals 40 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2014
Marks 16 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Hit-outs 5 Melbourne Rd 15, 2015
Tackles 11 Collingwood Rd 6, 2014
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2017
AFL Fantasy 156 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 134 105 239 55 0 11 8 40 5 0 954
2017 Essendon 314 292 606 118 0 35 24 96 12 8 2307
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 304 262 566 87 47 26 12 105 13 8 2240
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

Milestone Games:

Milestone versus round venue result
AFL Debut Western Bulldogs rd 1, 2011 Etihad Stadium W 55
Finals Debut Carlton EF, 2011 MCG L 62
50th Game Brisbane Lions rd 8, 2013 Etihad Stadium L 10
100th Game Port Adelaide rd 17, 2015 Etihad Stadium L 13

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2011

Captain AFL '22 Under 22' Team: 2014

CLUB AWARDS

Crichton Medal: 2014

Bruce Heymanson Best Clubman: 2013, 2014

Essendon Captain: 2017