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From the draft to the cup: Brandon Ellis

In a special series leading up to the 2017 AFL national draft, richmondfc.com.au takes a look back at the Tigers’ construction of their drought-breaking premiership team this year via the competition’s main talent acquisition pathway throughout the past decade. Today, we focus on Richmond’s recruitment of Brandon Ellis.

12:56pm  Nov 20, 2017

Grand recollections: Brandon Ellis

We continue our special post-season series revealing the thoughts of Richmond’s latest premiership heroes on that wonderful one day in September 2017. Today, it’s the turn of hard-running Tigers defender Brandon Ellis.

9:37am  Oct 15, 2017

Ellis keeps on running

Hard-running Richmond defender Brandon Ellis played his 100th consecutive AFL game in yesterday’s win against Hawthorn at the MCG.

3:26pm  Aug 7, 2017

Latest Player Video

Draft Highlights: Ellis 2011

6:00am  Nov 17, 2017

Grand recollections: Ellis

6:00am  Oct 15, 2017

Parade behind the scenes

2:53pm  Sep 29, 2017

Senior Players List

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Brandon
Ellis

Height
181 cm
DOB
03-08-1993
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2017
25
Career
135
Goals
2017
7
Career
46
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2020
Avg
81
BrandonEllis

Player Bio

One of the game’s most durable players, the midfielder has missed just three games since making his debut in 2012.

Still seen as an outside runner, he has worked hard to build an inside element to his game and will be desperate to get more results in that area in 2016.

Overall his output dropped last season, ranking fifth at Richmond for average possessions (23.6).

Player honours: 2nd best and fairest 2014; All-Australian nominee 2014; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2012.
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 3; career votes 24.
Draft history: 2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 15 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 13.3
    • Handballs 9.0
    • Disposals 22.3
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 80.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Essendon Rd 10
Handballs 17 Fremantle Rd 22
Disposals 33 Fremantle Rd 22
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Geelong Cats W1
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 126 Essendon Rd 10

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 89 - 132 11 10 21 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 51
2 Collingwood W 99 - 80 11 3 14 3 0 1 0 3 1 1 68
3 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 65 15 5 20 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 74
4 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 119 11 10 21 3 0 2 1 4 0 1 78
5 Melbourne W 88 - 75 10 10 20 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 61
6 Adelaide Crows L 140 - 64 7 14 21 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 60
7 Western Bulldogs L 80 - 75 18 2 20 8 0 2 0 3 0 0 96
8 Fremantle L 70 - 72 7 8 15 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 56
9 GWS Giants L 78 - 75 18 7 25 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 73
10 Essendon W 81 - 66 20 10 30 9 0 1 0 3 1 0 126
11 North Melbourne W 66 - 101 18 12 30 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 105
13 Sydney Swans L 71 - 80 16 9 25 7 0 1 2 4 0 0 98
14 Carlton W 84 - 58 13 10 23 6 0 1 1 2 1 0 89
15 Port Adelaide W 63 - 76 16 13 29 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 107
16 St Kilda L 138 - 71 16 5 21 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 90
17 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 81 15 12 27 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 94
18 GWS Giants W 64 - 45 15 8 23 8 0 0 3 2 0 0 84
19 Gold Coast Suns W 65 - 98 14 13 27 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 90
20 Hawthorn W 93 - 64 11 8 19 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 62
21 Geelong Cats L 80 - 66 16 12 28 5 0 1 4 3 0 0 88
22 Fremantle W 51 - 155 16 17 33 9 0 1 2 1 0 0 108
23 St Kilda W 122 - 81 14 16 30 7 0 2 0 2 0 0 105
W1 Geelong Cats W 40 - 91 7 2 9 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 47
PF GWS Giants W 103 - 67 6 6 12 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 44
GF Adelaide Crows W 60 - 108 10 4 14 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 60
TOTAL W: 18 - L: 7 332 226 558 127 0 16 25 51 7 4 2020

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 135
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 22.2
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 84.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Essendon Rd 23, 2013
Handballs 23 Geelong Cats Rd 5, 2015
Disposals 39 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2016
Marks 16 Essendon Rd 23, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2016
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
2017 Richmond 332 226 558 127 0 16 25 51 7 4 2020
2016 Richmond 290 230 520 134 1 12 13 56 5 9 1969
2015 Richmond 342 252 594 146 0 15 19 77 8 11 2293
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