Luke McPharlin

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Luke McPharlin
Personal information
Full name Luke McPharlin
Date of birth (1981-12-01) 1 December 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Original team East Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft 10th pick, 1999 National Draft (Hawthorn)
Height/Weight 192 cm / 91 kg
Position(s) Defender / Forward
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 18
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2001
2002–
Total
Hawthorn
Fremantle
12 (3)
240 (112)
252 (115)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of round 17, 2015 season.
Career highlights

Luke McPharlin (born 1 December 1981) is an Australian rules football player for the Fremantle Football Club. McPharlin was educated at Christ Church Grammar School, graduating in 1999. McPharlin is both a key back and a key forward.

He now spends the majority of playing time in the back line, but has spent time at full-forward. He is also well known for his trademark "specky's" or high flying pack-marks.

McPharlin was recruited from East Fremantle in Western Australia to the Hawthorn Football Club after being taken at Pick 10 in the 1999 AFL Draft. He made his debut in 2000 and played 12 games in his first two seasons at Hawthorn before being traded to Fremantle.

He won the Mark of the Year in 2005 for his spectacular chestmark against the West Coast Eagles in Round Three.

Luke is also the lead guitarist and singer of a Bahá'í Youth Music outfit, "Calling, Waiting, Searching"[1][2] His musical skills lead him to win The Footy Show's musical contest Screamers.

Aside from McPharlin's AFL career, he is also currently studying pharmacy at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, and is married.

On 22 September 2008, McPharlin received a total of three Brownlow votes.

On 24 July 2011, it was announced that McPharlin would release his debut album at the end of the year in collaboration with local Perth act Stella's Kitchen.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season [4]
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)
2000 Hawthorn 18 4 1 3 11 7 18 6 0 0.2 0.8 2.8 1.8 4.5 1.5 0.0
2001 Hawthorn 18 8 2 2 44 33 77 35 4 0.2 0.2 5.5 4.1 9.6 4.4 0.5
2002 Fremantle 15 11 7 4 92 58 150 58 19 0.6 0.4 8.4 5.3 13.6 5.3 1.7
2003 Fremantle 18 12 0 2 108 64 172 77 25 0.0 0.2 9.0 5.3 14.3 6.4 2.1
2004 Fremantle 18 16 4 1 173 73 246 106 28 0.2 0.1 10.8 4.6 15.4 6.6 1.8
2005 Fremantle 18 19 34 12 144 56 200 104 24 1.8 0.6 7.6 3.0 10.5 5.5 1.3
2006 Fremantle 18 22 15 9 184 62 246 144 27 0.7 0.4 8.4 2.8 11.2 6.6 1.2
2007 Fremantle 18 21 8 1 173 124 297 152 38 0.4 0.0 8.2 5.9 14.1 7.2 1.8
2008 Fremantle 18 20 21 14 192 105 297 142 30 1.0 0.7 9.6 5.2 14.8 7.1 1.5
2009 Fremantle 18 18 20 18 150 90 240 102 24 1.1 1.0 8.3 5.0 13.3 5.7 1.3
2010 Fremantle 18 17 0 3 138 116 254 97 29 0.0 0.2 8.1 6.8 14.9 5.7 1.7
2011 Fremantle 18 20 1 1 191 116 307 129 35 0.0 0.0 9.6 5.8 15.4 6.4 1.8
2012 Fremantle 18 21 1 2 230 119 349 171 28 0.0 0.1 11.0 5.7 16.6 8.1 1.3
2013 Fremantle 18 16 0 0 195 71 266 137 21 0.0 0.0 12.2 4.4 16.6 8.6 1.3
2014 Fremantle 18 13 1 0 132 79 211 93 12 0.1 0.0 10.2 6.1 16.2 7.2 0.9
Career 238 115 72 2157 1173 3330 1553 344 0.5 0.3 9.1 4.9 14.0 6.5 1.4

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Awards
Preceded by
Ashley Sampi
AFL Mark of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Brad Ottens