Dawson Simpson

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Dawson Simpson
Dawson Simpson playing for Geelong.JPG
Dawson Simpson
Personal information
Full name Dawson Simpson
Date of birth (1989-02-17) 17 February 1989 (age 28)
Original team(s) Barnawartha (TDFL)
Murray Bushrangers (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 34, 2007 National Draft, Geelong
Height / weight 210cm / 109kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Club information
Current club Greater Western Sydney
Number 26
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2015 Geelong 28 (4)
2016– Greater Western Sydney 00 (0)
Total 28 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Dawson Simpson (born 17 February 1989) is an Australian rules footballer for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Simpson is a 206 cm tall ruckman from the Murray Bushrangers. He helped the Bushrangers reach the TAC Cup grand final in 2007, his second in TAC Cup ranks. While playing for the Bushrangers he played 33 games and kicked a total of 6 goals. Simpson has been described by Geelong as a long-term project and a fierce competitor who is a strong overhead mark. re Giant ruckman who was hindered by a back injury in the first half of 2012. Regained fitness but made only two appearances in the AFL, taking his career tally to five games in five seasons. Had more surgery in the lead-up to 2013, but turned the corner in spectacular fashion during the middle of the year by producing a series of impressive performances, only to be cut down by a serious knee injury.

After having back surgery over the summer, Dawson had a very good season. Worked his way into the AFL team in the middle of the year and was able to give the midfielders first use of the ball. He then suffered a knee injury against St Kilda in round 18, which was really frustrating because he was playing some great footy. He had been critical to the teams performances in 2013. He was also criticised in 2015, by then, more mobile and well-rounded ruckmen had overtaken him on the depth chart.

In October 2015 he joined GWS Giants as an unrestricted free agent.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of Round 5, 2015. Averages are in brackets.[2][3]
Season Team # Games Disposals Kicks Handballs Marks Tackles Goals Behinds
2008 Geelong 16
2009 Geelong 16
2010 Geelong 16 2 14 (7.0) 6 (3.0) 8 (4.0) 7 (3.5) 6 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
2011 Geelong 16 1 9 (9.0) 2 (2.0) 7 (7.0) 4 (4.0) 4 (4.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
2012 Geelong 16 2 8 (4.0) 4 (2.0) 4 (2.0) 3 (1.5) 4 (2.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.5)
2013 Geelong 16 6 59 (9.8) 22 (3.7) 37 (6.2) 21 (3.5) 12 (2.0) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2)
2014 Geelong 16 13 79 (6.1) 21 (1.6) 58 (4.5) 18 (1.4) 34 (2.6) 3 (0.2) 2 (0.2)
2015 Geelong 16 3 21 (7.0) 6 (2.0) 15 (5.0) 2 (0.7) 9 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Career totals 27 190 (7.0) 61 (2.3) 129 (4.8) 55 (2.0) 69 (2.6) 4 (0.1) 4 (0.1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmook, Nathan (16 October 2015). "Big Cat now a Giant: Simpson signs with GWS as a free agent". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dawson Simpson statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Dawson Simpson of the Geelong Cats Career AFL Stats". footywire.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 

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