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Justin
Westhoff

Height
199 cm
DOB
01-10-1986
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2019
20
Career
268
Goals
2019
12
Career
303
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1545
Avg
77
JustinWesthoff

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs: Tanunda
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2006 National Draft, pick 71)
Debut: Rd 10, 2007 v Hawthorn
Recruited from: Central District
Sponsors: Alexander Brown Architects

A cult figure, 'The Hoff' is a key attacking target when playing forward and a valuable post in defence. He is at his best though when he uses his mobility to accumulate possessions and link both ends of the ground. Westhoff’s marking ability and great endurance base means that at his best he can dominate games. 

TIMELINE

2010

Dropped to the SANFL midway through the season, Westhoff returned to the Power in career best form as a roaming forward under caretaker coach Matt Primus.His ability to mark the ball in contested situations proved critical to the side’s late-season resurrection of fortune.

2011

Westhoff played 20 games for the season and put in several noteworthy performances, despite hitting patches of inconsistency at times. Forced to play in different positions including on the wing, in the ruck and down back, Westhoff spent much of the year adapting to his new multi-role tasks sheet.He led the club for contested marks in a year where he kicked 23 goals.

2012

Westhoff played every game in 2012 and was employed as a hybrid forward all year – often drifting back into defence and rotating as a ruck support with his powerful running ability allowing to playmore game time than any player of the senior list. He kicked 28 goals having spent increasing time in the forward fifty during the last four rounds of the season.

2013

Missing just one game (through suspension) Westhoff became one of the top 50 players in the competition and arguably the best 'swingman' going around. It was thanks to resounding performances including a game-saver against St Kilda in Round 17 that his high-flying long-distance game became known around the nation.Westhoff finished the year by winning Port Adelaide's Coaches' Award as the player who best upheld the team values.

2014

Westhoff had arguably his most consistent season at AFL level, booting 29 goals, averaging 19 disposals per game and ranking second in the AFL for marks with 182. He was again remarkably versatile, dominating up forward at times and also floating down to the back line to stem the flow when needed.

2015

Westhoff's 2015 season was much like the Power's - up and down. While his numbers remained strong, he wasn't able to produce the consistency he showed in 2014. He was, however, again remarkably versatile, playing every position from key forward to key back to midfielder to ruckman. 

2016

The arrival of Charlie Dixon freed Westhoff up to play upfield more, and he finally started getting the recognition he warrants as the Power's ultimate Mr Versatile. Spent plenty of time being thrown back to provide support given the Power's deteriorating season through both team injury and team form. His maturity and experience are unrivalled in the team.

2017

Another very consistent year from Justin Westhoff saw him play every game in 2017. The Power utility averaged nearly 20 possessions a game, and kicked one of the best goals of the year in Port’s first-ever game in China.

2018

2018 was a year to remember for Justin Westhoff. Port's most versatile player was in career-best form which culminated in him winning his first John Cahill Medal. The 32-year-old kicked 24 goals and averaged 20 touches a game for the season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 17.4
    • Marks 5.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 77.3

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Collingwood Rd 7
Handballs 11 GWS Giants Rd 19
Disposals 29 Collingwood Rd 7
Marks 16 Adelaide Crows Rd 16
Hit-outs 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 16
Tackles 7 Hawthorn Rd 10
Goals 5 Melbourne Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 132 Adelaide Crows Rd 16

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 61 - 87 12 6 18 9 0 1 2 5 5 0 120
2 Carlton W 88 - 72 12 2 14 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 65
3 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 90 9 6 15 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 55
4 Richmond L 92 - 99 5 9 14 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 47
5 West Coast Eagles W 53 - 95 9 8 17 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 74
6 North Melbourne W 88 - 72 13 4 17 9 0 1 0 3 1 2 95
7 Collingwood L 108 - 69 18 11 29 8 0 1 1 1 1 3 111
8 Adelaide Crows L 68 - 88 8 4 12 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 37
9 Gold Coast Suns W 89 - 51 11 4 15 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 59
10 Hawthorn L 80 - 49 12 5 17 4 2 0 0 7 0 2 90
11 St Kilda W 69 - 139 11 7 18 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 73
13 Fremantle L 100 - 79 8 10 18 4 0 0 2 4 1 1 73
14 Geelong Cats W 67 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs L 41 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows W 44 - 101 16 7 23 16 4 0 0 3 1 0 132
17 Brisbane Lions L 49 - 97 11 4 15 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 60
18 Richmond L 101 - 63 8 11 19 11 1 1 0 3 0 0 93
19 GWS Giants L 55 - 56 9 11 20 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 72
20 Essendon W 67 - 126 13 4 17 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 69
21 Sydney Swans W 103 - 56 10 3 13 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 62
22 North Melbourne L 144 - 58 9 5 14 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 48
23 Fremantle W 110 - 67 13 10 23 6 0 0 0 5 2 1 110
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 217 131 348 117 7 10 15 56 12 13 1545

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 268
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 2.4
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 North Melbourne Rd 17, 2017
Handballs 17 Essendon Rd 12, 2017
Disposals 33 Essendon Rd 12, 2017
Marks 16 Adelaide Crows Rd 16, 2019
Hit-outs 26 Geelong Cats Rd 5, 2018
Tackles 10 Collingwood Rd 22, 2018
Goals 5 Melbourne Rd 1, 2019
AFL Fantasy 154 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Port Adelaide 217 131 348 117 7 10 15 56 12 13 1545
2018 Port Adelaide 275 163 438 117 183 46 25 107 24 14 2242
2017 Port Adelaide 260 181 441 125 31 20 13 70 15 12 1911
2016 Port Adelaide 218 145 363 125 60 24 19 71 23 16 1784
2015 Port Adelaide 253 146 399 148 47 16 16 74 25 14 1970
2014 Port Adelaide 318 148 466 182 46 21 14 50 29 23 2218
2013 Port Adelaide 253 153 406 136 62 21 18 72 31 26 2002
2012 Port Adelaide 213 134 347 116 61 27 23 58 28 10 1684
2011 Port Adelaide 215 102 317 114 61 36 15 50 23 11 1592
2010 Port Adelaide 202 86 288 90 55 33 11 42 17 10 1383
2009 Port Adelaide 109 50 159 68 13 11 8 20 20 8 839
2008 Port Adelaide 162 75 237 119 10 20 11 51 22 15 1341
2007 Port Adelaide 107 36 143 72 0 16 8 39 34 15 976

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

John Cahill Medal
2018

Best First Year Player
2007

Gavin Wanganeen Medal
2007

Coaches' Award
2013

John McCarthy Award
2018

AFL awards

NAB Rising Star
Nomination - 2007

Showdown Medal
2011 (R4)