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The best bits: Howard presser

All the info you need to know from key defender's presser

4:28pm  Dec 3, 2018

Howard: Focus on improving myself as a player

Key defender loving his time in Adelaide and excited for the future

3:50pm  Dec 3, 2018

Howard signs on at Alberton

Key defender commits to the Power for a further four years

10:48am  Dec 3, 2018

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Dougal
Howard

Height
199 cm
DOB
25-03-1996
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2019
7
Career
37
Goals
2019
2
Career
6
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
395
Avg
56
DougalHoward

Player bio

At a glance

Junior Clubs: East Wagga Kooringal
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2014 National Draft, pick 56)
Debut: Rd 2, 2016
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers
Sponsor: John and Jacki Gray

Drafted as a raw tall forward with great hands from East Wagga Kooringal in the 2014 AFL National Draft, Howard has transformed himself into a reliable backman with speed and an impressive ability to spoil a contest. Has also been used in the ruck. He recorded the most one-percenters in the entire AFL competition in 2018, due to his want to spoil, smother and defend at all costs.

TIMELINE

2015

An aggressive key position player from Wagga, Howard joined the Power and played in one NAB Challenge game against Richmond near his hometown. Injury hampered his ability to get on the field early, but he finished the season playing 11 SANFL games.

2016

Debuted in Showdown 40 against the Crows as a deep forward option for the Power. Played three games for the season before going down with a debilitating anterior cruciate ligament injury - putting him out for around 10 months.

2017

On the comeback trail from the ACL injury he suffered in 2016, Dougal Howard played four AFL games in 2017. A new crowd-favourite, Howard had the most one-percenters in a single game in 2017 - 22.

2018

Dougal Howard played 20 of the possible 22 games in 2018 - missing Round 18 & 20 with a broken hand. Continuing his solid form in the defensive half, Howard has continued to build into one of the best big men in the side. As a reward he signed a contract extension until the end of 2022.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 13.0
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 56.4

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Handballs 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Disposals 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Marks 7 Collingwood Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 North Melbourne Rd 6
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 75 West Coast Eagles Rd 5

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 61 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Carlton W 88 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 90 5 3 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 31
4 Richmond L 92 - 99 9 5 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
5 West Coast Eagles W 53 - 95 13 7 20 5 0 2 1 2 0 0 75
6 North Melbourne W 88 - 72 7 5 12 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 58
7 Collingwood L 108 - 69 8 4 12 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 55
8 Adelaide Crows L 68 - 88 12 2 14 3 0 3 1 1 2 2 67
9 Gold Coast Suns W 89 - 51 8 3 11 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 57
10 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
11 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 4 62 29 91 34 0 6 5 11 2 2 395

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 37
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 3.3
    • Disposals 11.2
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 1.8
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 50.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2018
Handballs 8 Essendon Rd 4, 2018
Disposals 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 5, 2019
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 22, 2018
Hit-outs 21 Essendon Rd 4, 2018
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2018
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 8, 2019
AFL Fantasy 82 Gold Coast Suns Rd 23, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Port Adelaide 62 29 91 34 0 6 5 11 2 2 395
2018 Port Adelaide 158 60 218 87 41 10 20 29 0 0 962
2017 Port Adelaide 43 12 55 27 0 2 2 3 1 0 248
2016 Port Adelaide 30 20 50 14 27 3 10 17 3 4 262

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

Awards

Club awards

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