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Horlin-Smith nominated for MOTY

Young Cat George Horlin-Smith has been nominated for Mark of the Year.

3:49pm  Apr 22, 2014

Defence impresses George

Young midfielder, George Horlin-Smith, spoke to Cats TV about Geelong's 75-point win against the Eagles.

10:21am  Apr 14, 2014

Wet Cats are happy Cats

Cats youngster George Horlin-Smith says the Cats will enjoy wet conditions on Saturday night

2:07pm  Apr 10, 2014

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George
Horlin-Smith

Height
188 cm
DOB
22-12-1992
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
4
Career
15
Goals
2014
6
Career
11
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
285
Avg
71
GeorgeHorlin-Smith

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Outlook

Rangy midfielder with poise and courage, he made his debut in round three, 2012, and slotted a great running goal with his first kick. Spent the rest of that season dominating VFL games. Finished fifth in the Liston Trophy and was a member of Geelong’s VFL premiership team. Played eight AFL games in 2013, his best performance coming against the Sydney Swans at the SCG in round four when he finished with 23 disposals, seven clearances and a goal.

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 9.2
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 17.2
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 71.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Handballs 12 Collingwood Rd 3
Disposals 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Marks 7 Collingwood Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 111 West Coast Eagles Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 119 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Brisbane Lions W 68 - 93 4 5 9 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 41
3 Collingwood W 76 - 87 10 12 22 7 0 0 3 1 1 0 76
4 West Coast Eagles W 107 - 32 15 8 23 5 0 0 0 4 3 1 111
5 Hawthorn W 106 - 87 8 7 15 2 0 4 0 2 0 1 57
6 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
10 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 0 37 32 69 16 0 4 4 8 6 2 285

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 14.9
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 58.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2014
Handballs 13 Sydney Swans Rd 4, 2013
Disposals 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2014
Marks 7 Collingwood Rd 3, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 16, 2013
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
2014 Geelong Cats 37 32 69 16 0 4 4 8 6 2 285
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: 11 games, 5 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 12 games, 3 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

 

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