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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

Hurley's best yet to come

He was named in the All Australian side, but Coach John Worsfold says defender Michael Hurley can go to another level in 2018.

1:07pm  Oct 8, 2017

Best Defensive player - The Contenders

Here is a look at some of the players who may be in the running to pick up the Best Defensive Player award at the Crichton Medal.

4:39pm  Oct 4, 2017

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Michael
Hurley

Height
193 cm
DOB
01-06-1990
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
20
Career
160
Goals
2018
0
Career
108
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1675
Avg
84
MichaelHurley

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Player Sponsors

Jeffrey Leong - Purple Bombers

Sheridan Scott - United First Suppliers

Hurley is one of the best key defenders in the league and among Essendon’s most important players.

Hurley’s outstanding 2017 season was highlighted by his ability to shut down opposing forwards and turn defence into attack, which was displayed by his league-best 145 rebound 50s.

The defensive brute was rewarded with his second All-Australian selection last year and will look to continue that momentum heading into what is sure to be another fruitful season in 2018.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 14.7
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 21.7
    • Marks 7.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 83.8

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Handballs 16 Hawthorn Rd 7
Disposals 29 Collingwood Rd 5
Marks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 131 Port Adelaide Rd 4

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 15 13 28 7 0 3 0 1 0 0 99
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 18 7 25 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 93
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 15 6 21 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 67
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 24 5 29 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 131
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 17 12 29 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 106
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 20 6 26 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 11 16 27 5 0 2 1 2 0 0 87
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 10 7 17 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 54
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 14 7 21 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 65
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 14 3 17 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 97
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 18 4 22 11 0 0 2 0 0 0 89
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 20 5 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 97
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 17 5 22 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 86
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 15 9 24 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 98
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 9 8 17 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 61
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 7 5 12 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 38
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 13 5 18 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 76
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 16 5 21 13 0 1 1 1 0 0 99
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 11 5 16 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 66
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 9 8 17 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 76
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 293 141 434 156 0 16 10 15 0 0 1675

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 160
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 18.3
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 74.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Port Adelaide Rd 4, 2018
Handballs 16 Hawthorn Rd 7, 2018
Disposals 34 Adelaide Crows Rd 21, 2017
Marks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 4, 2018
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
2018 Essendon 293 141 434 156 0 16 10 15 0 0 1675
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