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Dougal
Howard

Height
199 cm
DOB
25-03-1996
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
20
Career
30
Goals
2018
0
Career
4
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
962
Avg
48
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: PAFC Cheersquad, Westhoff Maintenance

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 10.9
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 2.1
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 21
Handballs 8 Essendon Rd 4
Disposals 16 West Coast Eagles Rd 21
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 22
Hit-outs 21 Essendon Rd 4
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 7
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 77 Essendon Rd 4

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle W 110 - 60 8 2 10 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 50
2 Sydney Swans W 71 - 94 4 3 7 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 20
3 Brisbane Lions W 97 - 92 10 2 12 6 1 1 2 1 0 0 52
4 Essendon L 106 - 84 5 8 13 3 21 0 0 4 0 0 77
5 Geelong Cats L 50 - 84 6 4 10 2 15 2 2 3 0 0 55
6 North Melbourne W 69 - 102 12 3 15 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 56
7 West Coast Eagles L 102 - 60 7 6 13 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 56
8 Adelaide Crows W 95 - 90 8 4 12 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 48
9 Gold Coast Suns W 42 - 82 6 2 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 28
11 Hawthorn L 64 - 61 9 4 13 7 0 1 2 0 0 0 51
12 Richmond W 72 - 58 9 2 11 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 56
13 Western Bulldogs W 132 - 75 7 3 10 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 46
14 Melbourne W 75 - 65 9 2 11 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 58
15 Carlton W 69 - 90 6 3 9 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 44
16 St Kilda W 86 - 50 6 2 8 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 35
17 Fremantle L 59 - 50 8 3 11 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 36
18 GWS Giants L 58 - 80 5 0 5 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 28
19 Western Bulldogs W 34 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows L 96 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles L 58 - 62 14 2 16 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 62
22 Collingwood L 115 - 64 13 1 14 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 68
23 Essendon L 89 - 111 6 4 10 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 36
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 158 60 218 87 41 10 20 29 0 0 962

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 30
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 3.1
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 2.3
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 49.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2018
Handballs 8 Essendon Rd 4, 2018
Disposals 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 23, 2017
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 22, 2018
Hit-outs 21 Essendon Rd 4, 2018
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2018
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 21, 2017
AFL Fantasy 82 Gold Coast Suns Rd 23, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
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
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Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

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