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Horlin-Smith faces stint on sidelines

George Horlin-Smith is set to miss up two months after injuring his knee at training during the week.

11:52am  Jun 3, 2016

Horlo to face Pies

Geelong will reward the good VFL form of George Horlin-Smith by selecting him for Saturday's clash against Collingwood

12:28pm  May 19, 2016

Fitter Horlin-Smith repaying the faith

Midfielder George Horlin-Smith has taken his fitness to new heights this pre-season as he looks to repay the faith.

11:13am  Feb 17, 2016

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George
Horlin-Smith

Height
188 cm
DOB
22-12-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2016
1
Career
40
Goals
2016
0
Career
20
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
34
Avg
34
GeorgeHorlin-Smith

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Payneham Norwood Union
Clubs: Geelong
Debut: 2012
Recruited from:
Sturt
Brownlow Votes:
 1

Outlook

 

Courageous and classy midfielder who stepped up to become a regular last year. Played 21 games and slotted 13 goals, building on his dominant VFL form. Particularly enjoyed playing teams from the west, collecting 23 disposals and booting three goals against West Coast in round four, followed by a career-high 30 touches against Fremantle in round nine. 

Player honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2013. Brownlow Medal: 2014 votes 1; career votes 1. 

Draft history: 2010 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Geelong) No. 37 overall.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Played eight games and kicked three goals
 
Earned AFL rising star nomination
 
Set career high with 23 possessions in rd 4 win over Syd at SCG
 
Followed with 21 possessions vs Dogs in rd 15
 
Had 15+ possessions in six of his eight games
 
Booted two goals and laid six tackles in rd 16 win over Melb
 
Played 10 VFL games and was in best seven times
 
Member of Cats VFL GF team

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

One of our best emerging players. We couldn't get him into the AFL team as much as we would've liked. He showed the ability to be able to play really well at AFL-level. His performance against Sydney at the SCG in round four was proof of that. He kicked goals and won a heap of the ball, playing as an inside midfielder. He was very, very good at VFL-level – a very consistent performer, which is a good sign. And the step up to AFL-level hasn't been an issue for him, so he's one we're looking to make a big step forward next year. He should play a lot of AFL footy, which is really exciting. He deserves an opportunity. Of all our emerging players, George is the one who has been the most consistent in the VFL and has coped best with the step up to the AFL.

Season by Season

Made AFL debut in rd 3 vs Nth Melb (12 possessions, 1 goal)

Career best 14 possessions came in rd 14 win over Port Adel

Also played well at VFL level

Named in best in 11 of 16 games

Was best on ground (Norm Goss medal) in GF win over Port Melbourne

Finished fifth in Liston Medal
 

Season by Season

  • Suffered some injuries that limited him to nine VFL games
  • Kicked four goals
  • Also played three NAB Cup games
  • Played two games in SANFL U18 with Sturt and kicked two goals
  • Spent most of season playing school football at Pembroke college
  • Captained Pembroke's 1st XVIII

Season by Season

 

Had breakthrough year playing 21 games incl both finals 

Set new career highs in disposals (341), goals (13), tackles (58), kicks (167), handballs (174) and marks (56) 

Had 20+ possessions eight times 

Kicked career best three goals vs West Coast in rd 4 

Set new career high with 30 possessions in rd 9 vs Freo 

Had 65 clearances

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 5.0
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 9.0
    • Marks 1.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 34.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 5 Collingwood Rd 9
Handballs 4 Collingwood Rd 9
Disposals 9 Collingwood Rd 9
Marks 1 Collingwood Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Collingwood Rd 9
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 34 Collingwood Rd 9

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 GWS Giants L 89 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Brisbane Lions W 125 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Essendon W 42 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Port Adelaide W 59 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 168 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Adelaide Crows W 72 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood L 104 - 80 5 4 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 34
10 Carlton L 104 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants W 98 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne W 105 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Western Bulldogs W 43 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 St Kilda L 93 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans L 60 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Fremantle W 61 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs W 103 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 5 5 4 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 34

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 40
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 15.1
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 58.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Fremantle Rd 9, 2014
Handballs 19 Hawthorn Rd 20, 2015
Disposals 30 Fremantle Rd 9, 2014
Marks 7 Collingwood Rd 3, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 North Melbourne Rd 4, 2015
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2014
AFL Fantasy 111 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Geelong Cats 5 4 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 34
2015 Geelong Cats 29 70 99 15 0 4 1 21 2 1 370
2014 Geelong Cats 167 174 341 56 0 22 9 58 13 12 1334
2013 Geelong Cats 51 67 118 23 0 7 3 18 3 2 446
2012 Geelong Cats 20 17 37 12 0 0 4 3 2 1 143

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

Playing record

AFL
Geelong: 32 games, 18 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 14 games, 4 goals
VFL
Geelong: 35 games, 23 goals
SANFL U18

Sturt: 2 games, 2 goals

Milestone Games

 

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

North Melb

rd 3, 2012

Etihad

L 17

Finals debut

Hawthorn

QF, 2014

MCG

L 36

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with 37th pick in 2010 national draft

Awards

VFL

Norm Goss medal 2012

Premierships

VFL 2012 (Geelong dft. Port Melbourne)

AFL

Rising Star nominee 2013