Ben Eckermann

Ben Eckermann (born 12 March 1987) is an Australian rules football midfielder who played for Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL) and Sturt in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Ben Eckermann
Personal information
Full name Ben Eckermann
Date of birth (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987
Original team(s) Sturt (SANFL) / Port Adelaide
Draft 51st overall, 2004
Port Adelaide
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005 – 2006 Port Adelaide 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2011.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Eckermann was selected with the 51st pick in the 2004 AFL Draft and made his AFL debut in Round Seven of the 2005 AFL season. In his fourth game Eckermann was concussed when he was bumped front-on by West Coast Eagles player Tyson Stenglein.[1] The incident was seen as a precursor to stronger penalties for front-on contact to the head.[2] The game would be his last ever AFL match, when he was delisted at the end of the 2006 season.[3]


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