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Andy Otten News

Gallery: Pre-season, November 12

A selection of photos from Monday’s pre-season training session

2:09pm Nov 12, 2018

Two more extensions

Adelaide sign pair to one-year contract extensions

5:02pm Oct 10, 2018

Season review: Andy Otten

The experienced defender's 2018 season in review

3:06pm Sep 20, 2018

Latest Player Video

Andy Otten: 100 Games

5:46pm  Apr 26, 2018

Senior List

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Andy
Otten

Height
192 cm
DOB
15-05-1989
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2018
8
Career
106
Goals
2018
0
Career
38
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
532
Avg
66
AndyOtten

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Whitefriars (Vic)
Debut: v Hawthorn, Round 12, 2008
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: 3

One of the feel-good stories of 2017. Otten, who has endured two knee reconstructions, returned to the Adelaide team in Round One after a 960-day wait between senior games. The ‘swingman’ played useful roles at either end of the ground in his 19 games. He kicked a personal best 20 goals as a forward including a career-high four against Fremantle in Round 10. When required, Otten was also valuable in his more familiar role in defence and continued to provide strong leadership.   

Season by Season

Season by Season

Overcame a pre-season knee injury in time for Adelaide’s SANFL season-opener. Otten played an important role in the Club’s inexperienced State League backline. The versatile defender was often tasked with minding the opposition’s most dangerous forward, a job he performed superbly. Calm and collected with ball in hand, Otten averaged 20 disposals a game at 80 per cent efficiency. Suspension and a thumb injury limited Otten to 16 games for the season, but he returned to help guide his younger teammates in Adelaide’s maiden SANFL finals campaign. Led the State League team as captain on several occasions throughout the season in the absence of regular skipper Luke Carey.

Season by Season

The versatile defender started Season 2015 in the rehabilitation room following his second knee reconstruction last season. Otten made his long-awaited return to football in the SANFL in Round 13 against Central District after 11 months on the sidelines. The 2009 NAB Rising Star runner-up played out the rest of the year in the state league and often featured among the side’s best players. With a renewed confidence in his body, Otten will be eying a return to senior football in 2016.

Season by Season

A pre-season knee injury kept Otten out of Adelaide’s AFL team until June. The versatile tall made his long-awaited return against Gold Coast in Round 11 and played 10 straight games before rupturing the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in his right knee at the Gabba in Round 20. Otten, who missed the entire 2010 season after tearing his left ACL at training, underwent his second knee reconstruction in August. The popular Crow has impressed teammates, coaches and staff with his positive attitude and is progressing well in his rehabilitation.

Season by Season

After a few injury-interrupted seasons, Otten returned to career-best form in 2013. The versatile tall didn’t miss a game and re-established himself as a key member of the team. Otten started the season in defence, but became Adelaide’s designated ‘swingman’ when Taylor Walker sustained a season-ending injury. The 2009 NAB Rising Star runner-up, who also pinch-hit in the ruck, provided a strong target in attack, finishing the year with 15 goals. He was recognised for a fantastic season, receiving the Coach’s Award and finishing top-five in the Club’s best and fairest.

Season by Season

The 2009 NAB Rising Star runner-up, who missed the entire 2010 season with a knee injury, endured another frustrating year. Otten played four of the opening five games of the season, but was squeezed out of the team by the good form of fellow defenders Sam Shaw and Daniel Talia. Impressed in his AFL return against West Coast in Round 17, but suffered a cruel blow when scans revealed he’d injured his knee during the match and required surgery. He made it back for the Preliminary Final loss to Hawthorn.

Season by Season

After missing all of 2010 due to a knee injury, Otten made a successful comeback in 2011, playing 15 games. The versatile tall started the season in the midfield, but eventually returned to defence where he ranked second at the Club in intercept marks and third in spoils. He gathered a season-high 24 disposals against Port Adelaide in Round Four and laid a career-high seven tackles against Richmond in Round 23.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 15.9
    • Marks 6.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 66.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Hawthorn Rd 13
Handballs 10 Carlton Rd 23
Disposals 21 Carlton Rd 23
Marks 12 Hawthorn Rd 13
Hit-outs 2 Hawthorn Rd 13
Tackles 5 Western Bulldogs Rd 9
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 96 Hawthorn Rd 13

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Richmond W 118 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 St Kilda W 55 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Collingwood L 58 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Sydney Swans W 75 - 85 12 6 18 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 74
6 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 62 3 6 9 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 38
7 Carlton W 125 - 70 4 7 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 38
8 Port Adelaide L 95 - 90 10 7 17 9 0 0 3 0 0 0 62
9 Western Bulldogs W 63 - 26 8 6 14 5 2 0 0 5 0 0 73
10 Melbourne L 146 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants L 81 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle L 71 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn L 88 - 32 16 2 18 12 2 1 1 2 0 0 96
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond L 103 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats W 112 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions W 88 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne L 77 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide W 96 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants L 106 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne W 86 - 77 10 9 19 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 66
23 Carlton W 61 - 165 11 10 21 10 0 1 1 1 0 0 85
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 74 53 127 55 4 5 6 12 0 0 532

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 106
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 15.3
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 63.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2018
Handballs 24 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2009
Disposals 30 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2009
Marks 12 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2018
Hit-outs 11 Richmond Rd 6, 2017
Tackles 7 Richmond Rd 23, 2011
Goals 4 Fremantle Rd 10, 2017
AFL Fantasy 107 Fremantle Rd 10, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Adelaide Crows 74 53 127 55 4 5 6 12 0 0 532
2017 Adelaide Crows 138 115 253 81 29 16 20 44 20 8 1176
2016 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Adelaide Crows 63 56 119 33 0 2 4 20 0 0 470
2013 Adelaide Crows 166 147 313 102 14 20 10 50 15 4 1396
2012 Adelaide Crows 44 34 78 30 0 2 2 15 0 0 346
2011 Adelaide Crows 115 152 267 74 0 12 8 46 2 2 1057
2010 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Adelaide Crows 160 293 453 139 0 20 9 45 1 1 1663
2008 Adelaide Crows 7 6 13 4 0 1 1 3 0 2 57

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide in Round Three, 2013

Awards

AFL AWARDS

AFL Rising Star runner-up
2009

Pre-season premiership
2012

CLUB AWARDS

Emerging Talent Award
2009

Coach's Award
2013

Q&A

Nickname: Otto

What was your best break in life: Footy

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Treat others the way you like to be treated

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Chess player

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: No coffee after 4pm

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Bill Gates

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: 2:10pm

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: BT

Worst injury: ACL

How many text messages do you send a day: 6

Three phone apps you can’t live without: NBA, Twitter, Movies

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Google Facts

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Taylor Swift

Best concert you’ve been to: Foo Fighters

Where did you holiday after last season: Japan and Vietnam

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Long jump

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Sometimes

Favourite restaurant: Golden Boy

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Beer, doona, board shorts

Any special hobbies or interests: Golf

Three famous people you would like to meet: Jordan, LeBron, Beckham

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: First game top