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Tiger draft recall: Brandon Ellis

We complete our special feature series leading into the 2014 National Draft, with Richmond’s Recruiting Manager Francis Jackson providing a fascinating insight into the 2011 drafting of hard-running, rising star Brandon Ellis.

9:15am  Nov 21, 2014

2014 goals of the year: No. 3

Brandon Ellis kicked two nominations for Richmond’s goal of the year, in the same game against Carlton in Round 2, the second of which was voted the third best goal in 2014, by Tiger fans.

9:54am  Sep 24, 2014

2014 goals of the year: No. 6

A 50-metre boundary line bomb from Brandon Ellis has been voted the sixth best goal of the year by Richmond fans.

9:27am  Sep 19, 2014

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Mic'd up: Brandon's banter

9:46am  Nov 19, 2014

Senior Players List

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Brandon
Ellis

Height
181 cm
DOB
03-08-1993
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
23
Career
65
Goals
2014
10
Career
26
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2184
Avg
95
BrandonEllis

Player Bio

After a brilliant debut season playing in the backline, Ellis moved to the midfield last season where he cemented himself, playing all but two games and averaging 18.6 possessions. Three of
his first four games were as the substitute, but he graduated from that role and won a career-high 39 possessions against Melbourne in round eight.

Player honours: AFL Rising Star nominee 2012.
Brownlow Medal: 2013 votes 5; career votes 5.
Draft history: 2011 AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 15 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 15.4
    • Handballs 10.7
    • Disposals 26.1
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 95.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Sydney Swans Rd 14
Handballs 17 St Kilda Rd 15
Disposals 36 St Kilda Rd 15
Marks 10 Essendon Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Essendon Rd 20
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 127 GWS Giants Rd 10

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 87 - 69 10 6 16 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 50
2 Carlton W 98 - 86 14 4 18 6 0 1 2 4 2 2 93
3 Western Bulldogs L 100 - 98 9 6 15 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 64
4 Collingwood L 72 - 110 12 8 20 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 67
5 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 106 13 9 22 6 0 0 0 5 0 1 96
6 Hawthorn L 52 - 118 21 11 32 9 0 1 1 2 1 1 125
7 Geelong Cats L 81 - 76 17 10 27 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 94
9 Melbourne L 74 - 91 11 12 23 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 79
10 GWS Giants W 41 - 154 16 15 31 9 0 1 1 3 2 0 127
11 Essendon L 104 - 54 17 9 26 10 0 0 1 2 0 0 104
12 North Melbourne L 116 - 88 12 11 23 7 0 1 0 5 0 0 100
13 Fremantle L 85 - 105 15 14 29 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 105
14 Sydney Swans L 51 - 62 23 12 35 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 117
15 St Kilda W 73 - 117 19 17 36 6 0 1 1 0 1 2 115
16 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 54 19 13 32 6 0 1 0 3 0 1 115
17 Port Adelaide W 126 - 106 15 14 29 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 94
18 West Coast Eagles W 42 - 59 16 11 27 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 72
19 GWS Giants W 89 - 62 19 15 34 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 110
20 Essendon W 95 - 77 19 9 28 8 0 1 1 5 1 0 123
21 Adelaide Crows W 69 - 79 16 15 31 3 0 0 2 2 0 2 91
22 St Kilda W 98 - 72 13 7 20 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 80
23 Sydney Swans W 65 - 68 20 7 27 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 93
FW1 Port Adelaide L 132 - 75 9 11 20 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 70
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 355 246 601 126 0 14 20 56 10 11 2184

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 65
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 20.3
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 77.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Essendon Rd 23, 2013
Handballs 17 St Kilda Rd 15, 2014
Disposals 39 Melbourne Rd 8, 2013
Marks 16 Essendon Rd 23, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 12, 2013
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 22, 2013
AFL Fantasy 155 Melbourne Rd 8, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Richmond 355 246 601 126 0 14 20 56 10 11 2184
2013 Richmond 246 144 390 124 0 11 9 45 14 7 1653
2012 Richmond 183 147 330 80 0 7 10 36 2 8 1224

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Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for: my hard work and willingness to put my body on the line time and time again for my team mates

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL): Calder cannons premiership 2010

Most admired player at another club: Brent Harvey

Favourite ground to play on: etihad stadium... Haven't play on the MCG yet.

Weights or running: weights

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year: if it was to win a game then goal of the year, if not, then mark of the year

Which skill do you need to most work on: pick up lines

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final: Todd Elton takes a screamer 50m out directly in front, he decides to play on and kick on his left foot, and miraculously it goes through the middle.... for a point, which puts us 1 point up.

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012: Gibson Turner

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse: was waiting for mum to get up and make me breakfast

Favourite meal the night before a game: big juicy bowl of tuna pasta

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game: a bit of "doosh doosh"

One thing you would change about the world: peace and no hunger

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game: play station... The girls in the Playboy mansion

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish: Todd Elton because He can cook a "mint" gluten free pasta

Your favourite line from a movie: "smile you son of a b@$&h!!

What’s your favourite dance move: Chicken dance

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia: Queensland

Where would you recommend visiting within your state: Footscray market