Shaun Hampson

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Shaun Hampson
Shaun Hampson 20.12.16.jpg
Hampson at Richmond's family day in December 2016
Personal information
Full name Shaun Steve Hampson
Nickname(s) Hammer[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-21) 21 March 1988 (age 29)
Original team(s) Mount Gravatt (AFLQ)
Draft No. 17 (PP), 2006 AFL National Draft: Carlton
Debut Round 14, 2015, Sydney
vs. Port Adelaide, at SCG
Height 201 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 104 kg (229 lb)
Position(s) Ruck
Club information
Current club Richmond
Number 16
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2013 Carlton 63 (33)
2014– Richmond 350 (6)
Total 98 (38)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Shaun Hampson (born 21 March 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

AFL career[edit]

Hampson excelled at sport at school, including athletics, swimming and soccer. He did not begin playing Australian football until 2004. He then joined Mount Gravatt Football Club in 2005, and by the end of the year he was the club's number one ruckman.[2] Hampson was drafted in the priority round of the 2006 AFL Draft by the Carlton Football Club (17th pick overall). He made his debut with Carlton in Round 21, 2007 against North Melbourne.

Hampson struggled with short-sightedness early in his career, and had laser eye surgery prior to the 2012 season to correct it.[3]

Hampson played 63 senior games for Carlton from 2007 until the end of the 2013 season. He was traded to Richmond in October 2013, in exchange for pick 28 in the AFL Draft. Hampson made his senior debut for Richmond in round one of the 2014 season, again the Gold Coast Suns.[4]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[5]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
Totals Averages (per game)
2007 Carlton 22 2 1 0 6 5 11 5 0 16 0.5 0.0 3.0 2.5 5.5 2.5 0.0 8.0
2008 Carlton 22 10 1 0 26 34 60 20 6 82 0.1 0.0 2.6 3.4 6.0 2.0 0.6 8.2
2009 Carlton 22 15 3 4 35 89 124 34 31 278 0.2 0.3 2.3 5.9 8.3 2.3 2.1 18.5
2010 Carlton 22 8 6 8 28 29 57 22 19 104 0.8 1.0 3.5 3.6 7.1 2.8 2.4 13.0
2011 Carlton 22 9 3 5 29 45 74 21 17 185 0.3 0.6 3.2 5.0 8.2 2.3 1.9 20.6
2012 Carlton 22 13 15 4 61 59 120 51 24 240 1.2 0.3 4.7 4.5 9.2 3.9 1.8 18.5
2013 Carlton 22 6 3 5 38 25 63 26 12 70 0.5 0.8 6.3 4.2 10.5 4.3 2.0 11.7
2014 Richmond 16 11 1 2 26 66 92 20 11 318 0.1 0.2 2.4 6.0 8.4 1.8 1.0 28.9
2015 Richmond 16 4 0 3 18 10 28 13 3 90 0.0 0.8 4.5 2.5 7.0 3.3 0.8 22.5
2016 Richmond 16 20 5 4 65 93 158 50 36 652 0.3 0.2 3.3 4.7 7.9 2.5 1.8 32.6
Career 98 38 35 332 455 787 262 159 2035 0.4 0.4 3.4 4.6 8.0 2.7 1.6 20.8

Personal life[edit]

In January 2011, Hampson began a relationship with Australian supermodel Megan Gale.[6] Together, Gale and Hampson have a son born in May 2014. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Hammer' nails it for Tigers". RFC. Richmond Football Club. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Sinclair, Bart (22 November 2006) "Shaun's adventure"; The Courier-Mail
  3. ^ Macgugan, Mark (31 Jan 2011). "Eyes open for Hampson". Carlton Football Club. Retrieved 31 Jan 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tigers use Shaun's Blues' intelligence". RFC. Richmond Football Club. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Shaun Hampson". AFL Tables. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Megan Gale has a new bloke, AFL Carlton player – Shaun Hampson
  7. ^ "Megan Gale names newborn". The Age. Fairfax Media. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

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