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O'Brien's time to shine

Essendon supporters last night got a glimpse of what is looking like a very bright future for the club.

1:20pm  Jul 26, 2015

O'Brien embraces second season

Essendon youngster Nick O’Brien is enthusiastic about the current pre-season as he prepares to enter his second year of football at the top level.

4:57pm  Nov 22, 2012

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BTV: Nick O'Brien on SEN Radio

10:51am  Jan 10, 2014

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Nick
O'Brien

Height
188 cm
DOB
26-06-1993
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
6
Career
11
Goals
2015
0
Career
4
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
402
Avg
67
NickO'Brien

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: 
Clubs: 
Debut: 2012
Recruited from: North Ballarat Rebels
Brownlow Votes: -

Player Sponsors

Patron

The Heymanson Family

Benefactors

Ballarat Bombers Supporters Group Inc.

Wayen and Cheryl Burgess

Supporter

BigFooty Bombers

The club are shaping O'Brien into an inside midfielder, where he can use his grunt and hard running to impact the play. Last season he toiled away in the VFL and will continue to sharpen his pace and work at collecting more possessions. Drafted as a leading half-forward, O'Brien is into his fourth season at the club. 

Season By Season

Season By Season

After joining Essendon as a leading half-forward, O'Brien has been remoulded into a running midfielder. The Bombers are using his excellent endurance to move him into a run-with role,  a task he held in three senior games in 2013. Against Greater Western Sydeny, he clamped down on Giant's captain Callan Ward. O'Brien's leadership qualities are highly refarded as he secured a new two-year deal though to 2015.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 12.8
    • Disposals 20.4
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 71.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 North Melbourne Rd 16
Handballs 22 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Disposals 32 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Marks 7 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Hit-outs 1 St Kilda Rd 14
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 106 Port Adelaide Rd 17

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Collingwood L 49 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda W 80 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle L 80 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne L 82 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Richmond L 72 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats L 53 - 122 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn L 114 - 76 5 10 15 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 44
14 St Kilda L 52 - 162 4 12 16 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 58
15 Melbourne W 69 - 60 7 12 19 3 0 0 0 5 0 1 75
16 North Melbourne L 93 - 68 12 8 20 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 72
17 Port Adelaide L 116 - 129 10 22 32 7 0 1 1 3 0 1 106
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 11 38 64 102 19 2 2 2 14 0 2 355

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 6.6
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 15.8
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 57.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 North Melbourne Rd 16, 2015
Handballs 22 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2015
Disposals 32 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2015
Marks 7 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2015
Hit-outs 1 St Kilda Rd 14, 2015
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 15, 2015
Goals 2 Collingwood Rd 23, 2012
AFL Fantasy 106 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 38 64 102 19 2 2 2 14 0 2 355
2014 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Essendon 16 16 32 4 0 1 0 6 1 0 123
2012 Essendon 12 12 24 4 1 0 0 0 3 1 92

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  Richmond rd 22, 2012  MCG   L 45

AFL Games:

5