Ben Howlett

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Ben Howlett
Personal information
Full name Ben Howlett
Date of birth (1988-10-21) 21 October 1988 (age 28)
Original team(s) Peel Thunder (WAFL)
Draft No. 30, 2009 Rookie Draft
Height / weight 180 cm / 78 kg
Position(s) Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 40
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010– Essendon 117 (57)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ben Howlett (born 21 October 1988) is a professional Australian rules footballer, currently playing for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Howlett was selected by Essendon with pick 30 in the 2010 rookie draft, as a 21-year-old from Peel Thunder in the West Australian Football League. His final season with Peel Thunder saw him claim the club's best and fairest award.[1] He was promoted to Essendon's senior list in the 2010 season.

Howlett, along with 33 other Essendon players, was found guilty of using a banned performance enhancing substance, thymosin beta-4, as part of Essendon's sports supplements program during the 2012 season. He and his team-mates were initially found not guilty in March 2015 by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal,[2] but a guilty verdict was returned in January 2016 after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He was suspended for two years which, with backdating, ended in November 2016; as a result, he served approximately fourteen months of his suspension and missed the entire 2016 AFL season.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2010 Essendon 40 15 6 2 140 142 282 43 93 0.4 0.1 9.3 9.5 18.8 2.9 6.2
2011 Essendon 40 23 9 5 248 177 425 59 153 0.4 0.2 10.8 7.7 18.5 2.6 6.6
2012 Essendon 40 19 6 8 205 169 374 62 121 0.3 0.4 10.8 8.9 19.7 3.3 6.4
2013 Essendon 40 19 14 5 171 130 301 55 109 0.7 0.3 9 6.8 15.8 2.9 5.7
2014 Essendon 40 21 12 6 180 143 323 77 130 0.6 0.3 8.6 6.8 15.4 3.7 6.2
Career 97 47 26 944 761 1705 296 606 0.5 0.3 9.7 7.9 17.6 3.1 6.3
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandurah Mail (28 September 2009). "Howlett named the best, coach announced". Mandurah Mail. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Twomey, Callum (March 31, 2015). "Thirty-four present and former Bombers cleared of all drug charges". AFL.com.au. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ Travis King (12 January 2016). "Guilty: court bans the Essendon 34 for 2016". Australian Football League. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 

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