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Tom
Hawkins

Height
197 cm
DOB
21-07-1988
Weight
105 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2014
21
Career
144
Goals
2014
55
Career
273
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1561
Avg
74
TomHawkins

Player Bio

AT A GLANCE

Junior Clubs: Finley
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut:
2007
Recruited From:
Melbourne Grammar 
Brownlow Votes:
12

 

Outlook

Won Geelong’s 2012 best and fairest after a dominant season, but struggled to reach the same heights in 2013. His major problem was a bulging disc in his back that curtailed his mobility and took a toll on his confidence. Still booted 49 goals in 22 games – the best haul of any Cats player – but the club needs to find a solution to his back problems if he is to restore his reputation as one of the best key forwards in the competition.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Played 22 games and two finals
 
Led the Cats with 49 goals despite battling back injury all season
 
Kicked his 200th goal in rd 13 vs Bris
 
Booted multiple goals in his first 12 games and achieved it 16 times for the season
 
Kicked 43 goals in first 16 games, two more than over same period in 2012
 
Equalled career best with six goals in rd 9 win over Port
 
Also kicked five against St K in rd 18

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

His back injury obviously hindered his output during the year, especially when compared with the really lofty standards he set last year when he won the 'Carji' Greeves Medal and was All Australian. We felt he played better towards the end of the year. His form at the start of the year was actually quite good as well, but his back issues became worse during the middle of the year and really hampered his performance. He remains a critical player for us. We're optimistic that he can manage the back problem through the pre-season and in the future. Hopefully we're on the right path with that.

Season by Season

Enjoyed break out season kicking 62 goals in 22 games

Won Cats B & F

Named to All Australian team

Finished runner up in Coleman medal and was Cats leading goal kickerLed the Cats with 144 marks, a career best

Kicked multiple goals in 14 games, with nine games with 4+ goals

Booted 6 goals vs Hawks in rd 19 incl game winner after the siren

Established new career high with 6 goals in three games (vs Bris rd 5; Haw rd 19; St K rd 21)

Set new career best with 22 possessions & 12 marks in rd 2 win over Hawks

Played his 100th game in rd 23 win over Sydney

Season by Season

  • Earned second premiership medal by kicking three goals and taking nine marks in GF
  • Finished third in Norm Smith medal voting
  • Played 18 games including all three finals
  • Had eight multi goal games (all in last nine games of season)
  • Kicked 100th career goal in rd 24 win over Collingwood
  • Equaled career best with five goals vs Melbourne in rd 19
  • Played 18 games and kicked 21 goals
  • Appeared in all three finals
  • Twice kicked four goals (rd 8 vs Bris; rd 10 vs Melb)
  • Spent time in ruck, getting 96 hit outs
  • Played his 50th game in rd 7 win over Sydney
  • Played in first premiership team, kicking two key goals vs. St Kilda in GF
  • Played 24 games and kicked 34 goals in his third season
  • Booted multiple goals in 12 of his 24 games
  • Had career highs with 20 possessions and 9 tackles vs. Bris in rd 5
  • Also had a career best 10 marks vs. Sydney in rd 7
  • Spent some time in the ruck, in rd 16-18, collecting 23 hit outs in those three games
  • Kicked key goal at start of final qtr of GF
  • Member of NAB Cup premiership winning team
  • Won the AFL Army award for bst individual effort as voted by supporters
  • Played in first premiership team, kicking two key goals vs. St Kilda in GF
  • Played 24 games and kicked 34 goals in his third season
  • Booted multiple goals in 12 of his 24 games
  • Had career highs with 20 possessions and 9 tackles vs. Bris in rd 5
  • Also had a career best 10 marks vs. Sydney in rd 7
  • Spent some time in the ruck, in rd 16-18, collecting 23 hit outs in those three games
  • Kicked key goal at start of final qtr of GF
  • Member of NAB Cup premiership winning team
  • Won the AFL Army award for bst individual effort as voted by supporters
  • Played nine AFL games in his first season, kicking 12 goals
  • Debut came in rd 2 vs. Carlton, kicking three goals
  • Was a NAB rising star nominee
  • Member of VFL premiership team
  • Won the Larke medal as best player and was named All Australian at U18 national championship while playing with Vic Metro
  • Played for Australia against Ireland in U17 international rules
  • Drafted to Geelong as a father-son selection

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 9.1
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 12.1
    • Marks 6.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 2.6
    • AFL Fantasy 74.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 13
Handballs 6 Richmond Rd 7
Disposals 20 St Kilda Rd 13
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 13
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants Rd 18
Tackles 4 North Melbourne Rd 19
Goals 5 Hawthorn Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 118 St Kilda Rd 13

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 119 - 81 5 1 6 5 0 0 2 0 1 1 33
2 Brisbane Lions W 68 - 93 5 3 8 4 0 1 1 3 2 2 57
3 Collingwood W 76 - 87 9 2 11 5 0 1 1 1 4 2 74
4 West Coast Eagles W 107 - 32 10 1 11 8 0 1 0 0 3 2 77
5 Hawthorn W 106 - 87 10 6 16 10 0 0 0 2 5 3 113
6 Port Adelaide L 107 - 67 8 1 9 5 0 0 0 2 3 2 69
7 Richmond W 81 - 76 8 6 14 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 49
9 Fremantle L 96 - 64 7 3 10 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 63
10 North Melbourne W 111 - 91 12 5 17 7 0 3 3 3 4 3 100
11 Sydney Swans L 148 - 38 7 3 10 5 0 0 1 0 3 1 58
12 Carlton W 107 - 102 12 5 17 10 0 1 0 0 4 0 101
13 St Kilda W 133 - 37 16 4 20 13 0 2 1 1 3 2 118
14 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 78 7 1 8 3 0 1 1 1 3 2 54
15 Essendon W 89 - 80 10 3 13 5 0 2 0 2 3 1 80
16 Western Bulldogs W 69 - 56 8 3 11 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 59
17 Melbourne W 36 - 102 8 1 9 6 0 0 0 2 3 1 71
18 GWS Giants W 87 - 94 11 4 15 8 1 0 0 0 2 2 80
19 North Melbourne W 79 - 111 9 2 11 6 0 2 2 4 3 1 80
20 Fremantle W 81 - 79 10 4 14 7 0 3 0 3 1 0 80
21 Carlton W 76 - 82 10 5 15 8 0 3 0 2 0 3 78
22 Hawthorn L 94 - 71 9 1 10 6 0 0 1 1 3 1 67
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 5 191 64 255 136 1 22 14 27 55 33 1561

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 144
    • Kicks 7.1
    • Handballs 4.5
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 1.6
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 1.9
    • AFL Fantasy 65.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 13, 2014
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2010
Disposals 22 Hawthorn Rd 2, 2012
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 13, 2014
Hit-outs 14 Western Bulldogs Rd 20, 2010
Tackles 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2009
Goals 6 Port Adelaide Rd 9, 2013
AFL Fantasy 125 Hawthorn Rd 2, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Geelong Cats 191 64 255 136 1 22 14 27 55 33 1561
2013 Geelong Cats 141 74 215 93 5 26 18 22 49 20 1229
2012 Geelong Cats 198 80 278 144 27 25 15 25 62 38 1703
2011 Geelong Cats 125 98 223 88 75 15 31 38 27 17 1163
2010 Geelong Cats 95 131 226 102 96 16 15 47 21 13 1247
2009 Geelong Cats 148 130 278 130 30 27 16 56 34 17 1548
2008 Geelong Cats 71 48 119 51 3 8 11 15 13 5 583
2007 Geelong Cats 52 25 77 32 0 5 7 9 12 10 404

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 records

AFL
Geelong: 123 games, 218 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 13 games, 18 goals
VFL
Geelong: 24 games, 54 goals
TAC Cup
Sandringham Dragons: 3 games, 8 goals

Milestone Games

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Carlton

rd 2, 2007

Telstra

W 78

Finals debut

Western Bulldogs

QF, 2009

MCG

W 14

50th game

Sydney

rd 7, 2010

Skilled

W 67

100th game

Sydney

rd 23, 2012

Simonds

W 34

 

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with 41st pick in 2006 national draft

Awards

AFL

All Australian 2012

Geelong

Best & Fairest 2012
Leading Goal Kicker
2012, 2013

Premierships

VFL 2007 (Geelong dft Coburg)
NAB Cup 2009 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)
AFL 2009 (Geelong dft. St Kilda)
AFL 2011 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)

Representative Honours

Australia vs. Ireland International Rules U17 Series 2006
All Australian U18
2006
Victoria Metro U18
2006

Under 18 Championship

Larke Medal 2006