Cale Hooker

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Cale Hooker
Personal information
Full name Cale Hooker
Date of birth (1988-10-13) 13 October 1988 (age 25)
Original team East Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft #54, 2007 National Draft
Height/Weight 197 cm / 98 kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 26
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Essendon 100 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 13, 2014 season.

Cale Hooker (born 13 October 1988) is an Australian rules footballer, currently playing with the Essendon Football Club.

Hooker graduated from Applecross Senior High School. He played in the WAFL for East Fremantle and was drafted by the Essendon Football Club in 2007 at pick 54 overall.

AFL career[edit]

He made his AFL debut against the Western Bulldogs in Round 21, 2008.[1]

A persistent hamstring injury set back Hooker's development in 2011 after he established himself as the club’s centre half-back in 2009 and 2010. The disciplined and reliable defender had an excellent start to the year before tearing his hamstring in round 13 against North Melbourne. He played only one more game for the year—against Port Adelaide in round 23.

A key player in Essendon’s defence, Cale Hooker played a number of important roles shutting down opposition key forwards during the season. His attitude to the contest and competitive nature saw him play 17 games this season, an improvement on just 13 matches during an injury interrupted 2011.

Hooker is the player who unsuccessfully tried to chase Lance Franklin as the then-Hawthorn forward kicked the 2010 AFL Goal of the Year.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of 2012 season.[3][4]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2008 Essendon 26 2 0 0 3 17 20 7 1 0.0 0.0 1.5 8.5 10.0 3.5 0.5
2009 Essendon 26 16 3 3 72 173 245 74 53 0.2 0.2 4.5 10.8 15.3 4.6 3.3
2010 Essendon 26 18 2 1 81 174 255 71 39 0.1 0.1 4.5 9.7 14.2 3.9 2.2
2011 Essendon 26 13 0 0 99 99 198 66 20 0.0 0.0 7.6 7.6 15.2 5.1 1.5
2012 Essendon 26 17 0 2 149 125 274 95 28 0 0.1 8.8 7.4 16.1 5.6 1.6
Career 66 5 6 404 588 992 313 141 0.1 0.1 6.1 8.9 15.0 4.7 2.1
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ralph, Jon (21 August 2008). "Essendon names first-gamer Cale Hooker for Bulldogs clash". 
  2. ^ Buddy and his bunnies, AFL.com.au official website, 16 May 2014
  3. ^ "Cale Hooker statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cale Hooker of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats". Retrieved 23 September 2012. 

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