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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

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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

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Dyson
Heppell

Height
189 cm
DOB
14-05-1992
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2017
23
Career
129
Goals
2017
12
Career
45
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2307
Avg
100
DysonHeppell

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Player Sponsors

Patron

Spencer Panels

Benefactors

A & M Galbraith Pty Ltd

Anthony Scott Landscape Design

Palinyewah Producers

Radford Meats

Supporter:

Amy, Lorraine, Lyn & Richard Stephens

Lifespan Fitness

Dyson Heppell was named Captain of the Club on the eve of the 2017 season.

Raised in Gippsland, the Bombers selected Heppell with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 National Draft. He made an immediate impact collecting 20 possessions and a rising star nomination in his AFL debut. Since that day he has been a mainstay of the Essendon midfield.

Heppell is a midfielder capable of winning the contested ball and then using it well on the outside. He’s played 106 out of a possible 112 games in his first five seasons and won the best and fairest in 2014.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 13.7
    • Handballs 12.7
    • Disposals 26.3
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 100.3

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Carlton Rd 3
Handballs 22 Collingwood Rd 16
Disposals 34 Carlton Rd 20
Marks 10 Carlton Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Carlton Rd 3
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 156 Hawthorn Rd 1

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 18 16 34 8 0 3 1 7 3 0 156
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 15 8 23 7 0 3 1 3 0 2 96
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 19 11 30 5 0 0 4 8 0 1 115
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 11 11 22 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 66
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 11 15 26 2 0 1 1 5 1 0 93
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 15 7 22 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 96
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 11 12 23 6 0 0 2 5 1 0 95
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 9 21 30 4 0 2 1 5 0 0 100
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 13 12 25 6 0 2 1 2 0 0 88
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 18 9 27 7 0 1 0 6 1 0 124
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 14 9 23 4 0 3 1 1 0 1 77
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 17 17 34 7 0 0 0 4 1 0 128
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 8 10 18 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 61
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 13 11 24 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 81
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 10 22 32 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 96
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 14 12 26 7 0 0 2 1 0 1 86
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 15 11 26 2 0 2 2 5 2 0 101
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 12 17 29 4 0 2 0 5 0 1 105
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 14 20 34 10 0 2 2 6 1 0 138
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 11 9 20 3 0 3 3 5 0 0 74
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 15 9 24 8 0 2 0 4 1 0 111
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 16 14 30 7 0 3 0 5 0 1 121
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 15 9 24 2 0 3 1 6 1 0 99
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 314 292 606 118 0 35 24 96 12 8 2307

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 129
    • Kicks 13.4
    • Handballs 11.2
    • Disposals 24.7
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 95.6

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
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