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O'Brien: Lions To Comeback

Lions mid-fielder Zac O'Brien says it's only a matter of time before we turn things around.

1:13pm  Oct 16, 2015

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We take a look at the highlights and lowlights of the 2015 AFL season in the final part of our Player Reviews series.

11:00am  Oct 8, 2015

O'Brien: Reserves B&F

Zac O'Brien won the 2015 Lions' Reserves Best and Fairest.

5:46pm  Oct 5, 2015

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Zac
O'Brien

Height
183 cm
DOB
27-10-1990
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2014
Games
13
Goals
1
ZacO'Brien

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Wangaratta Rovers FC
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 11 2014
Recruited from: Essendon Bombers VFL
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Zac O'Brien is an hard-running midfielder who plied his trade with Yarrawonga, Aberfeldie and Essendon VFL before being drafted to the AFL at the mature age of 23. He has forged a reputation for being a workaholic midfielder, who runs all day, boasts clean hands, and makes smart decisions with the ball.

Background

• O’Brien was a relative journeyman in Victorian football circles. Originally from Wangaratta, he went on to represent Yarrawonga in the Ovens and Murray Football League, before a move to Melbourne in 2012 saw him join Aberfeldie in the Essendon Districts Football League (EDFL).

• He proved a standout in the EDFL and looked capable of playing at a higher level, so decided to join Essendon’s VFL side where he quickly caught the eye of AFL recruiters.

• He played 11 games and kicked three goals for Essendon (VFL) in 2013, averaging 14 kicks, eight handballs, and five marks per game.

• He was invited to the state screening, where he produced an impressive 14.2 beep test result - further enhancing his draft credentials.  

• His persistence ended up paying off, with the Lions drafting him with Pick No.23 in the 2013 AFL Rookie Draft – a day he remembers as the ‘best of his life’.

• Before being drafted, O'Brien had completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences (Chiropractic)/Masters of Chiropractic Clinic, but happily left his Chiropractic career behind momentarily to pursue his AFL dream.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 13.9
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 56.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2015
Handballs 18 Geelong Cats Rd 23, 2014
Disposals 30 Geelong Cats Rd 23, 2014
Marks 6 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 12, 2015
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 11, 2014
AFL Fantasy 101 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

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