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Step by step for Otten

Andy Otten admits he was a little concerned after going without a possession in the first quarter of his comeback match

2:21pm Jul 12, 2015

SANFL: Otten returns

Andy Otten will make his long-awaited comeback from a knee reconstruction in Saturday’s SANFL clash with Central District

5:50pm Jul 9, 2015

Otten running

Crows defender Andy Otten has taken a significant step in his recovery from a knee reconstruction

9:49am Dec 18, 2014

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Andy
Otten

Height
192 cm
DOB
15-05-1989
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2015
0
Career
79
Goals
2015
0
Career
18
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
AndyOtten

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

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

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

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 140 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Collingwood W 63 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne W 80 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Western Bulldogs L 125 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Port Adelaide L 91 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 78 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 St Kilda W 119 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 GWS Giants L 108 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle L 57 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton W 90 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn L 85 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Brisbane Lions W 69 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats D 0 - 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles L 147 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide W 113 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 125 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Sydney Swans L 117 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 7 - D: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 79
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 63.2

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
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

CLUB AWARDS

Emerging Talent Award
2009

Coach's Award
2013

Q&A

Your nickname: Otto

One word to describe you: Hirsute (hairy)

Favourite player to watch growing up: Shane Crawford

Who has had the most influence on your career: Father

Toughest individual opponent: Stevie Johnson

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Cam Ellis-Yolmen

Thriftiest player at your club: Sam Kerridge

The next big thing at your club: Brad Crouch

The smartest thing you have been told: Be yourself

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Europe

Do you have any strange phobias: No

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Game of Thrones

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Captain Planet

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Pro surfer

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Muesli, yoghurt and coffee

Your last meal would be: Thai orchid

Your favourite holiday destination: Byron Bay

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Bradley Cooper

What are your three essential items: Hat, sunglasses, phone

Most useless thing you have bought: Dining table

Best subject at school: English

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Soccer World Cup Final