Devon Smith (footballer)

Devon Smith (born 20 May 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Devon Smith
Smith playing for Essendon in April 2018
Personal information
Full name Devon Smith
Date of birth (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 14, 2011 national draft
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 5
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20122017 Greater Western Sydney 109 (100)
2018 Essendon 029 0(20)
Total 138 (120)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Smith previously played for Greater Western Sydney from 2012 to 2017. Recruited with the 14th overall pick in the 2011 national draft. He made his debut in the opening round of the 2012 AFL season against Sydney at ANZ Stadium. Prior to being drafted he grew up in the town of Lara, Victoria and attended the prestigious Geelong Grammar School on a sporting scholarship.


He received a nomination for the 2012 AFL Rising Star after he collected 21 disposals, six tackles, five inside-50s and kicked two goals in a 34-point win against Port Adelaide.[1]

At the conclusion of the 2017 AFL season, Smith requested and was granted a trade to Essendon.[2]

following the end of season 2018, Smith was awarded the Crichton medal, naming him the best and fairest player for Essendon in his debut season.

Statistics

Statistics are correct to end of the 2019 season[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 Greater Western Sydney 3420101917414431861850.50.98.77.215.93.04.2
2013 Greater Western Sydney 1018161118111429549810.90.610.16.316.42.74.5
2014 Greater Western Sydney 1021261528616645289951.20.713.67.921.54.24.5
2015 Greater Western Sydney 1020172024214038270980.81.012.17.019.13.54.9
2016 Greater Western Sydney 1014161813213026240661.11.39.49.318.72.94.7
2017 Greater Western Sydney 1016151415813829651790.90.99.98.618.53.24.9
2018 Essendon 5221716290194484831860.80.713.28.822.03.88.5
2019 Essendon 5732794812719400.40.311.36.918.12.75.7
Career 138 120 115 1542 1074 2616 462 730 0.9 0.8 11.2 7.8 19.0 3.4 5.3

References

  1. Holmesby, Luke (7 August 2012). "Another Giant rises". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  2. Twomey, Callum (12 October 2017). "Dev off to the Dons as Giants secure top pick". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  3. "Devon Smith". AFL Tables. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
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