Kyle Hartigan

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Kyle Hartigan
Kyle Hartigan 2017.jpg
Hartigan in April 2017
Personal information
Full name Kyle Hartigan
Nickname(s) Harto
Date of birth (1991-11-07) 7 November 1991 (age 25)
Original team(s) Keilor (EDFL)
Werribee (VFL)
Draft No. 14, 2012 rookie draft
Debut Round 18, 2013, Adelaide
vs. Fremantle, at Patersons Stadium
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Position(s) Key defender
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 15
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2013– Adelaide 61 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Kyle Hartigan (born 7 November 1991) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Hartigan was selected with the Crows' first pick, number 14 overall, in the 2012 Rookie Draft.[1]

Pre-AFL career[edit]

Overlooked in the 2009 national and rookie drafts as an 18-year-old, Hartigan was the subject of a tug-of-war between VFL teams Werribee and Williamstown; zoned to Williamstown, Hartigan wished to play for Werribee instead, to improve his chances of playing senior football and catching the eye of AFL recruiters looking for a mature prospect.[2] Eventually the deal was done and Hartigan started playing for Werribee.[1] He was invited to train with North Melbourne in the lead-up to the 2010 rookie draft, but was again overlooked.[3] Finally, after three years playing for Werribee, Hartigan was drafted by Adelaide in the 2012 rookie draft.[1]

AFL career[edit]

Strong performances for SANFL club South Adelaide saw Hartigan promoted to the Crows senior list during his first season, as cover for injured defender Brent Reilly.[4] Hartigan subsequently made his AFL debut against Fremantle in round 18, and went on to play three matches as a key defender, looking comfortable at AFL level.[5] He played seven matches in 2014 before being dropped, and was in good form in the SANFL before suffering serious internal injuries in a collision with teammate Ben Rutten, which ruled him out for the rest of the season.[6]

In 2015, Hartigan established himself in Adelaide's young backline with 18 matches, during which he stood some of the most dangerous key forwards in the AFL.[5] At the end of the season he signed a two-year deal with Adelaide.[7]

Following the conclusion of the 2016 season, Hartigan has been linked to Carlton Football Club as part of the Bryce Gibbs trade. Despite denials from Adelaide and his management, images emerged on social media of Hartigan meeting with Steven Trigg and his manager in South Yarra on the 17th October 2016.

During the 2017 season he signed a three-year deal with Adelaide.[8]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of round 12, 2016[9]
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)
2013 Adelaide 41 3 0 0 27 29 56 22 2 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.7 18.7 7.3 0.7
2014 Adelaide 41 7 0 0 56 50 106 41 9 0.0 0.0 8.0 7.1 15.1 5.9 1.3
2015 Adelaide 15 18 0 0 92 88 180 66 19 0.0 0.0 5.1 4.9 10.0 3.7 1.1
2016 Adelaide 15 11 0 0 87 65 152 61 29 0.0 0.0 7.9 5.9 13.8 5.6 2.6
Career 39 0 0 262 232 494 190 59 0.0 0.0 6.7 6.0 12.7 4.9 1.5

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