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Ellis energises Tigers

Richmond young gun midfielder Brandon Ellis underlined his growing football maturity in last Thursday night’s season-opener against Carlton at the MCG.

2:05pm  Apr 7, 2015

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

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Brandon
Ellis

Height
181 cm
DOB
03-08-1993
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
4
Career
69
Goals
2015
0
Career
26
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
411
Avg
103
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

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 14.5
    • Handballs 10.0
    • Disposals 24.5
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.7
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 102.7

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Handballs 14 Western Bulldogs Rd 2
Disposals 26 Western Bulldogs Rd 2
Marks 9 Carlton Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 121 Carlton Rd 1

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 78 - 105 15 11 26 9 0 1 1 7 0 1 121
2 Western Bulldogs L 66 - 85 12 14 26 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 94
3 Brisbane Lions W 58 - 137 17 7 24 8 0 0 2 4 0 1 100
4 Melbourne L 51 - 83 14 8 22 3 0 1 0 7 0 0 96
5 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
6 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
16 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 2 58 40 98 23 0 3 3 23 0 2 411

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 69
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 8.4
    • Disposals 20.6
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 79.3

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 7 Melbourne Rd 4, 2015
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
2015 Richmond 58 40 98 23 0 3 3 23 0 2 411
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