Tim O'Brien (footballer)

Tim O'Brien (born 28 March 1994) is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Tim O'Brien
O'Brien playing for Hawthorn in April 2018
Personal information
Full name Tim O'Brien
Date of birth (1994-03-28) 28 March 1994
Place of birth Mount Gambier, South Australia
Original team(s) West Gambier, Glenelg
Draft No. 28, 2012 national draft
Debut Round 1, 2014, Hawthorn
vs. Brisbane Lions, at Aurora Stadium
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club Hawthorn
Number 23
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2013 Hawthorn 62 (49)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Early career

The red-headed O'Brien used to make 10-hour return car trip to Glenelg to play under-15 games. At 16 he played in his first West Gambier senior premiership in the Western Border league. West won again the following year with O'Brien playing in the ruck. He has a terrific mark and good leg speed, where he recorded the third-best result in agility draft camp.[1]

AFL career

Hawthorn selected O'Brien with pick 28 in the 2012 AFL Draft.

He spent 2013 developing in the VFL playing for Hawthorn's reserve affiliate side, the Box Hill Hawks, and was a member of their premiership winning side.

Entering into his second season, O'Brien changed from number 40 to Hawthorn's famous number 23 guernsey following Lance Franklin's move to Sydney at the end of the 2013 season.[2]

On August 22, 2017, after having a career-best season, O'Brien signed a two-year contract extension keeping him at Hawthorn until the end of 2019.[3]


Statistics are correct to the end of 2019.[4]
 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)
2013 Hawthorn 400
2014 Hawthorn 23420111425990.
2015 Hawthorn 230
2016 Hawthorn 2314128695412339310.
2017 Hawthorn 23161961244817270381.
2018 Hawthorn 231246884413238170.
2019 Hawthorn 23161291416320471220.
Career 6249294332236562271170.

Honours and achievements



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