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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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Nick
O'Brien

Height
188 cm
DOB
26-06-1993
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
2
Career
7
Goals
2015
0
Career
4
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
102
Avg
51
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 2
    • Kicks 4.5
    • Handballs 11.0
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 1.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 51.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 5 Hawthorn Rd 13
Handballs 12 St Kilda Rd 14
Disposals 16 St Kilda Rd 14
Marks 3 St Kilda Rd 14
Hit-outs 1 St Kilda Rd 14
Tackles 3 St Kilda Rd 14
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 58 St Kilda Rd 14

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 9 9 22 31 4 2 1 0 4 0 0 102

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 5.3
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 12.4
    • Marks 1.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 45.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Richmond Rd 22, 2012
Handballs 12 St Kilda Rd 14, 2015
Disposals 16 St Kilda Rd 14, 2015
Marks 3 St Kilda Rd 14, 2015
Hit-outs 1 St Kilda Rd 14, 2015
Tackles 3 St Kilda Rd 14, 2015
Goals 2 Collingwood Rd 23, 2012
AFL Fantasy 60 GWS Giants Rd 17, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 9 22 31 4 2 1 0 4 0 0 102
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