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McKernan eyeing selection

Shaun McKernan will be pushing for selection when the Bombers take on West Coast after the bye.

6:00pm  Jun 24, 2016

Shaping up

Essendon’s High Performance Manager, Justin Crow, is happy with the progress several injured players have made over the last few weeks.

3:50pm  Apr 12, 2016

McKernan nominated

More good news for McKernan who has been nominated for the Weet-Bix Mark of the Year.

12:17pm  Aug 24, 2015

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BTV: McKernan magic

3:31pm  Sep 14, 2018

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Shaun
McKernan

Forward

Height
196 cm
DOB
01-09-1990
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
10
Career
62
Goals
2018
16
Career
50
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
742
Avg
74
ShaunMcKernan

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Westmeadows, Tullamarine
Recruited from: Adelaide Crows (delisted free agent)
Draft history: Pick No.28, 2008 natitonal draft (Adelaide); Pick No.12, 2015 rookie draft
Debut: Round 14, 2009
Brownlow votes: 3

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Powerful tall who broke through for his most productive season at the club in 2018. 

McKernan played an important role in the team’s improvement during the season, using his size and strength to great advantage and helping fill the void left by star forward Joe Daniher.

He booted 16 goals from just 10 games before unfortunately suffering a season-ending hamstring injury.

Whether patrolling in the forward line or competing well in the ruck, McKernan will always make his presence felt and will be an important asset for the team in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 3.8
    • Disposals 13.3
    • Marks 5.6
    • Hit-Outs 8.1
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 74.2

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 North Melbourne Rd 15
Handballs 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Disposals 18 Collingwood Rd 16
Marks 8 Carlton Rd 8
Hit-outs 15 GWS Giants Rd 10
Tackles 4 Carlton Rd 8
Goals 4 North Melbourne Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 105 North Melbourne Rd 15

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 11 5 16 8 8 0 1 4 2 2 102
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 13 3 16 6 11 3 3 1 4 4 100
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 7 5 12 3 15 1 4 2 1 1 59
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 10 3 13 7 9 2 4 3 0 0 68
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 9 3 12 3 6 1 3 3 1 1 59
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 6 2 8 4 8 1 3 3 0 0 46
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 13 5 18 7 6 0 1 2 4 0 105
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 12 6 18 7 7 2 1 1 2 2 93
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 8 6 14 7 10 0 2 1 2 0 77
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 6 0 6 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 33
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 95 38 133 56 81 10 23 21 16 11 742

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 62
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 4.5
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 10.3
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 59.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Collingwood Rd 23, 2015
Handballs 13 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2015
Disposals 26 Collingwood Rd 23, 2015
Marks 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2015
Hit-outs 31 Richmond Rd 22, 2015
Tackles 5 St Kilda Rd 6, 2011
Goals 4 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2018
AFL Fantasy 130 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 95 38 133 56 81 10 23 21 16 11 742
2017 Essendon 18 19 37 12 51 3 10 7 3 0 198
2016 Essendon 44 21 65 20 41 4 7 8 4 1 315
2015 Essendon 86 79 165 34 206 7 29 14 6 3 739
2014 Adelaide Crows 10 11 21 3 12 2 2 3 1 1 88
2013 Adelaide Crows 62 44 106 35 73 7 10 22 7 10 569
2012 Adelaide Crows 28 22 50 9 85 6 16 4 3 4 236
2011 Adelaide Crows 98 38 136 60 92 11 25 24 10 8 742
2010 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Adelaide Crows 4 4 8 2 0 1 1 3 0 1 37

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 14, 2019 Metricon Stadium W 17
50th game Hawthorn Rd 1, 2017 MCG W 25