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Dons embrace destination status

All Australian defender Michael Hurley says the interest from rival players in joining the Club shows just how much progress the Bombers have made.

3:49pm  Oct 10, 2017

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Michael
Hurley

Height
193 cm
DOB
01-06-1990
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2017
21
Career
140
Goals
2017
3
Career
108
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1994
Avg
95
MichaelHurley

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Macleod
Recruited from: Northern U18, pick 5 2008
Debut: 2009

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Selected with pick five in the 2008 National Draft, Michael Hurley has established himself as a leading defender in the competition.

He’s tough and aggressive but also highly skilled on both sides of his body.

Hurley switched between defence and attack throughout the early stages of his career. He booted 24 or more goals in three straight seasons between 2011 and 2013.

But now he looks to have found a permanent home in defence. Hurley was named in the All-Australian side in 2015 and finished runner-up in the best and fairest during the same season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 16.9
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 25.6
    • Marks 7.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 95.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Western Bulldogs Rd 19
Handballs 14 Sydney Swans W1
Disposals 34 Adelaide Crows Rd 21
Marks 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 19
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Collingwood Rd 16
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 122 Western Bulldogs Rd 19

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 17 4 21 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 77
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 15 5 20 6 0 2 3 1 0 0 70
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 13 6 19 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 64
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 15 8 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 19 6 25 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 94
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 19 4 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 108
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 17 7 24 9 0 0 1 1 1 0 99
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 17 10 27 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 100
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 17 9 26 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 100
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 18 9 27 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 95
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 12 9 21 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 79
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 14 11 25 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 86
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 21 9 30 8 0 0 2 0 1 0 105
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 18 13 31 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 94
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 19 11 30 11 0 1 1 3 0 0 122
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 16 11 27 9 0 2 0 2 1 0 113
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 14 7 21 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 69
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 21 9 30 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 122
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 17 6 23 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 93
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 20 14 34 8 0 1 3 1 0 0 108
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 16 14 30 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 111
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 355 182 537 161 0 14 13 22 3 1 1994

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 140
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 17.8
    • Marks 6.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 73.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2015
Handballs 14 Sydney Swans W1, 2017
Disposals 34 Adelaide Crows Rd 21, 2017
Marks 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 11, 2015
Hit-outs 2 Sydney Swans Rd 2, 2011
Tackles 5 Fremantle Rd 6, 2015
Goals 6 Fremantle Rd 13, 2012
AFL Fantasy 133 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 355 182 537 161 0 14 13 22 3 1 1994
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 301 104 405 131 0 15 12 20 2 4 1579
2014 Essendon 258 152 410 128 0 14 21 26 4 1 1542
2013 Essendon 129 74 203 81 0 11 7 7 24 16 956
2012 Essendon 132 87 219 84 2 17 8 13 26 21 1046
2011 Essendon 161 99 260 94 6 19 5 24 27 22 1253
2010 Essendon 176 132 308 98 0 15 12 17 12 7 1212
2009 Essendon 83 61 144 62 1 5 5 15 10 5 673

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 Port Adelaide rd 1, 2009 Football Park L 41
Finals Debut Adelaide EF, 2009 Football Park L 96
50th Game Gold Coast rd 3, 2012 Metricon Stadium W 17
100th Game North Melbourne EF, 2014 MCG L 12

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee: 2009, 2010

All-Australian: 2015

Runner up best and fairest: 2015