Brandon Ellis

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Brandon Ellis
Brandon Ellis 2017.2.jpg
Ellis in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Brandon Ellis
Date of birth (1993-08-03) 3 August 1993 (age 23)
Original team(s) West Coburg, EDFL,
Calder Cannons, TAC Cup
Draft No. 15, 2011 National Draft
Richmond
Height / weight 181 cm / 81 kg
Position(s) Wing / Half-Back
Club information
Current club Richmond
Number 5
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012– Richmond 110 (39)[1]
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Brandon Ellis (born 3 August 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer currently playing for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Junior career[edit]

Ellis played junior football for West Coburg in Melbourne's inner-north before moving to the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup where he played 29 games across his bottom and top aged seasons.[2][3][4]

Ellis represented the Victorian Metro side at the 2010 Under 18 national championships. He recorded a 76 per cent disposal efficiency and the most score involvements of any defender in the competition. He earned All-Australian selection for his performances.[5]

He attended high school at Princes Hill Secondary College in the Melbourne suburb of North Carlton.[4]

AFL career[edit]

Ellis was drafted to Richmond with the 15th selection in 2011 National Draft.[3]

He debuted on Round 1 the following season, in a 44-point loss to traditional rivals Carlton.[6] He was nominated for the 2012 AFL Rising Star award in Round 17 after recording 21 disposals and 5 marks in Richmond's close loss to North Melbourne.[7]

In Round 8, 2013 Ellis recorded a career-best 39 disposals in Richmond's 34-point victory over Melbourne.[8] Ellis placed equal fifth at the club in the Brownlow Medal tally that year, recording 5 votes. The same year he was selected in the inaugural AFL Players Association 22under22 team, as one of the best young players in the league.[9]

Ellis received the Jack Titus medal in 2014, for finishing second in the Richmond Best-and-Fairest count.[10] He led the club in disposals and rebound 50s and placed fourth in the club at the Brownlow Medal.[11] He was also nominated to the All-Australian squad of 40 but was ultimately not selected to the final side.[12] That same year he earned his second selection to the AFLPA's 22under22 team.[13]

Ellis at Richmond's family day in December 2016

Ellis had another strong season in 2015, relishing his role as the club's number one outside midfielder.[citation needed] He topped the club for uncontested possessions and ranked second for total disposals.[14] He failed to make an impact in Richmond's losing elimination final however, recording only 10 disposals on the day.[6]

Between Round 4 2010 and Round 19 2015, Ellis recorded a club record streak of 27 straight matches with 20 or more disposals.[15]

He played his 100th AFL game in Round 12, 2016, against the Gold Coast Suns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.[16] He finished the season ranked 3rd at the club for disposals in 2016.

Since debuting in 2012, Ellis has missed just three games; two in 2012 and one in 2013.[6]

He is contracted to the Tigers until the end of the 2017 season.[17]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of 2016 season[18]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 Richmond 42 21 2 8 183 147 330 80 36 0.1 0.4 8.7 7.0 15.7 3.8 1.7
2013 Richmond 5 21 14 7 246 144 390 124 45 0.7 0.3 11.7 6.9 18.6 5.9 2.1
2014 Richmond 5 23 10 11 355 246 601 126 56 0.4 0.5 15.4 10.7 26.1 5.5 2.4
2015 Richmond 5 23 8 11 342 252 594 146 77 0.4 0.5 14.9 11.0 25.8 6.3 3.3
2016 Richmond 5 22 5 9 290 230 520 134 56 0.2 0.4 13.2 10.5 23.6 6.1 2.5
Career 110 39 46 1416 1019 2435 610 270 0.4 0.4 12.9 9.3 22.1 5.5 2.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richmond Football Club player list". Richmond Football Club. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Ellis A Rising Star Nomination". SportsTF. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Warner, Michael (9 December 2011). "Tiger recruit Brandon Ellis aiming to sting the Blues". Herald Sun. 
  4. ^ a b Twomey, Callum (28 November 2011). "A boy called Ellis". Richmond FC. Bigpond. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Clark, Jay (29 October 2011). "Cannon Brandon Ellis on target for AFL draft". Hereld Sun. News Corp. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "Brandon Ellis". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Richmond defender Brandon Ellis earns NAB Rising Star nomination for round 17 outing against Roos". 
  8. ^ "Round 8, 2013 - Richmond v Melbourne". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  9. ^ McInerney, Sam. "22under22 Team Announced". AFL Players' Association. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Greenberg, Tony (30 September 2014). "Cotchin's Jack Dyer Medal treble". Richmond FC. Bigpond. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "2014 Stats". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Nathan Schmook and Adam McNicol (2 September 2014). "Fresh faces aplenty as AFL names 40-man All Australian squad". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  13. ^ McInerney, Sam (9 September 2014). "22UNDER22 TEAM ANNOUNCED!". AFLPA. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "2015 Stats". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Misc. Records". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  16. ^ Schmook, Nathan (13 June 2016). "Ellis soaks up the pressure in his 100th". Australian Football League. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Emerging quartet re-signs". Richmond FC. Bigpond. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  18. ^ Brandon Ellis' player profile at AFL Tables

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