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Otten on the road back

Andy Otten admits he had a nervous moment after injuring his knee

4:45pm Mar 25, 2014

Otten in the swing

Crow 'swingman' Andy Otten looks forward to a bigger and better 2014

2:19pm Jan 15, 2014

Otten makes his mark up forward

Andy Otten says he couldn’t believe his luck when he out-bodied All-Australian defender Harry Taylor to take a miraculous one-handed mark on the goal line

12:04pm Jul 22, 2013

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10:21am  Jun 7, 2011

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Andy
Otten

Height
192 cm
DOB
15-05-1989
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2014
7
Career
76
Goals
2014
0
Career
18
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
354
Avg
51
AndyOtten

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Whitefriars
Clubs: Adelaide
Debut: v Hawthorn, round 12, 2008
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers
Brownlow Votes: 3

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

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 because of a knee injury, Otten made a successful comeback last year, playing 15 games. The 22-year-old 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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 6.6
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 12.6
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 50.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 GWS Giants Rd 16
Handballs 11 Essendon Rd 14
Disposals 19 GWS Giants Rd 16
Marks 5 GWS Giants Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 63 Essendon Rd 14

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 5 6 11 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 58
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 7 4 11 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 49
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 8 5 13 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 47
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 7 11 18 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 63
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 5 4 9 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 49
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 11 8 19 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 62
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 3 4 7 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 26
18 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 8 46 42 88 24 0 1 3 17 0 0 354

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 76
    • Kicks 7.1
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 15.9
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 64.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 4, 2013
Handballs 24 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2009
Disposals 30 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2009
Marks 11 Carlton Rd 5, 2013
Hit-outs 6 Melbourne Rd 22, 2013
Tackles 7 Richmond Rd 23, 2011
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2013
AFL Fantasy 96 Carlton Rd 5, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Adelaide Crows 46 42 88 24 0 1 3 17 0 0 354
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

AFL Adelaide Crows: 50 games, v Port Adelaide in Round Three, 2013

Awards

AFL AWARDS

Rising Star nominee
2009

CLUB AWARDS

Emerging Talent Award
2009

Coach's Award
2013

Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
Angus Graham

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
“Chewy on your boot”

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Shaun McKernan, he has a very long reach

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
Jason Porplyzia

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
Rory Sloane

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
Scott Pendlebury

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Poverty

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Pro surfer

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Sam Shaw, similar taste to mine

Who has the worst and why?
Rory Laird, likes Country & Western

What meal is your speciality to cook?
Spinach and mushroom rissotto

What is your favourite TV football show?
After The Bounce

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Rory Laird

Who is the worst dressed?
Tom Lynch

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Jarryd ‘Gaz’ Lyons

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
A nice brekky, walk and swim on the beach with the dog and plenty of lattes

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Angelina Jolie

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Patrick Dangerfield

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Richard Douglas, has a dry sense of humour

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Matthew Jaensch

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Ben Rutten

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?
Mitch Grigg