Tim O'Brien (footballer)
O'Brien playing for Hawthorn in April 2018
|Full name||Tim O'Brien|
|Date of birth||28 March 1994|
|Place of birth||Mount Gambier, South Australia|
|Original team(s)||West Gambier, Glenelg|
|Draft||No. 28, 2012 national draft|
Round 1, 2014, Hawthorn|
vs. Brisbane Lions, at Aurora Stadium
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
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.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- "T.O happy at Hawthorn". hawthornfc.com.au. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
- Tim O'Brien's player profile at AFL Tables
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