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Season review: Brandon Zerk-Thatcher

High-flying defender Brandon Zerk-Thatcher took a leap forward in 2019.

1:35pm  Oct 3, 2019

Debutant on top of the world

Not much in the world could have wiped the smile from Brandon Zerk-Thatcher’s face on Saturday.

8:03pm  Aug 18, 2019

Late change: Don to debut

Brandon Zerk-Thatcher will make his AFL debut against Fremantle this evening following the late withdrawal of Cale Hooker.

6:40pm  Aug 17, 2019

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Brandon
Zerk-Thatcher

Defender

Height
195 cm
DOB
25-08-1998
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2019
Games
2019
1
Career
1
Goals
2019
0
Career
0
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
56
Avg
56
BrandonZerk-Thatcher

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior clubs: Imperial (SA), Murray Bridge (SA)
Recruited from: Sturt (SANFL)
Draft history: Pick No.66, 2017 national draft
AFL debut: Round 22, 2019
Brownlow votes: -

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Exciting young defender who showed encouraging signs in his first season at The Hangar in 2018.

Never afraid to take the game on, Zerk-Thatcher impressed with his aggression as a key backman in the VFL, working hard in the air and on the ground.

An athletic and courageous young player with good confidence in his ability, the 20-year-old was extremely consistent and ultimately finished in the top five of the side’s best and fairest.

Essendon’s defensive stocks certainly appear to have a good future with this South Australian.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 1.0
    • Disposals 11.0
    • Marks 6.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 56.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Fremantle Rd 22
Handballs 1 Fremantle Rd 22
Disposals 11 Fremantle Rd 22
Marks 6 Fremantle Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Fremantle Rd 22
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 56 Fremantle Rd 22

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 10 1 11 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 56
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 10 1 11 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 56

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 1.0
    • Disposals 11.0
    • Marks 6.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 56.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Fremantle Rd 22, 2019
Handballs 1 Fremantle Rd 22, 2019
Disposals 11 Fremantle Rd 22, 2019
Marks 6 Fremantle Rd 22, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Fremantle Rd 22, 2019
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 56 Fremantle Rd 22, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 10 1 11 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 56
2018 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Fremantle Rd 22, 2019 Optus Stadium W 32