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Lewy Taylor is spending his well earned break back home in Mortlake

2:26pm  Jul 17, 2014

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Lewy Taylor received the round 9 NAB AFL Rising Star nomination.

7:17pm  May 19, 2014

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Lewis
Taylor

Height
173 cm
DOB
17-02-1995
Weight
77 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2014
20
Career
20
Goals
2014
11
Career
11
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1287
Avg
64
LewisTaylor

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Terang Mortlake FC
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 1 2014
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
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Introduction

He might be the Lions' shortest player at just 173cm, but what Lewis Taylor lacks in size, he more than makes up for in on-field ability. The former Geelong Falcon is a powerful, quick and skilful midfielder, who proved to be one of the steals of the 2013 AFL National Draft.

Background

• Lewis Taylor was identified relatively early as one of the AFL's top draft prospects, following a stellar junior career which included selection in the AIS-AFL Academy squad and him being named Captain of the VIC Country side in the 2013 U18 National Championships.  

• He elevated himself into high-end draft contention with a superb Championships, where he averaged 25 disposals while operating at 78 per cent disposal efficiency rate; an effort which saw him claim All Australian honours. 

• Unfortunately a cracked bone in his foot prematurely ended his final season with TAC Cup side the Geelong Falcons.

• After being likened to North Melbourne superstar Brent 'Boomer' Harvey and having Talent Manager Michael Turner claim he was "as good as any player" to come through the Falcons system, a great deal of hype surrounded Taylor and he was expected to get picked up early in the first round - possibly even inside the top 10.  

• As a likely round one selection, he was one of only a few prospects invited to attend the AFL National Draft on the Gold Coast, but proved one of the meeting's big sliders. 

• The Lions couldn't believe their luck when Taylor was still available with their fourth selection (Pick No.28) overall, so had no hesitation in calling out his name. Although he might not have been part of their initial Draft plans, he was simply too good a player to pass up at Pick No.28.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 16.1
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 64.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Collingwood Rd 21
Handballs 13 Adelaide Crows Rd 20
Disposals 24 Collingwood Rd 21
Marks 10 North Melbourne Rd 15
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 19
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 115 North Melbourne Rd 15

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 139 - 91 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 10
2 Geelong Cats L 68 - 93 10 9 19 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 67
3 Gold Coast Suns L 114 - 61 7 7 14 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 62
4 Port Adelaide L 159 - 46 8 8 16 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 69
5 Richmond L 63 - 106 4 7 11 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 38
6 St Kilda W 79 - 82 5 8 13 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 55
7 Sydney Swans L 44 - 123 5 9 14 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
8 Essendon L 57 - 65 9 10 19 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 75
9 North Melbourne L 125 - 38 11 9 20 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 87
11 Carlton W 98 - 91 10 2 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 50
12 Western Bulldogs W 87 - 95 11 10 21 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 66
13 GWS Giants L 80 - 125 11 8 19 4 0 3 1 1 3 0 83
14 Fremantle L 105 - 22 9 11 20 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 64
15 North Melbourne W 70 - 66 16 7 23 10 0 2 0 5 0 1 115
16 Richmond L 79 - 54 11 7 18 3 0 2 1 3 1 0 73
17 West Coast Eagles L 64 - 76 8 5 13 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 60
18 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 56 5 6 11 2 0 1 0 4 1 0 56
19 Melbourne W 51 - 74 11 5 16 5 0 1 1 5 1 0 82
20 Adelaide Crows L 63 - 168 4 13 17 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 45
21 Collingwood W 56 - 123 16 8 24 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 85
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 13 173 150 323 78 0 16 8 42 11 8 1287

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 16.1
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 64.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Collingwood Rd 21, 2014
Handballs 13 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2014
Disposals 24 Collingwood Rd 21, 2014
Marks 10 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 19, 2014
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 13, 2014
AFL Fantasy 115 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Brisbane Lions 173 150 323 78 0 16 8 42 11 8 1287

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

Milestones

Awards

Other Awards

VIC Country U18 Representative
2013

VIC Metro U18 Captain
2013

All-Australian U18
2013

AIS-AFL Academy Graduate
2013

 

AFLPA 22Under22 Preliminary Squad
2014