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Season review 2019: Elliott Himmelberg

Season Snippet: Elliott Himmelberg Elliott Himmelberg made his mark in season 2019.

Elliott Himmelberg capitalised on early opportunities to play seven games for the Crows in a season full of promise.

The mobile, 198cm key forward provided strong hands while also supporting Reilly O’Brien in the ruck.

Having debuted in 2018, the 21-year-old was called up in Round Five and went on to play six games in a row.

Against Port Adelaide in Showdown 46, Himmelberg impressed with 10 contested possessions and a stirring rundown tackle on Xavier Duursma that led to a goal from the boundary.

He booted eight AFL goals, as well as 21 goals in 16 SANFL games.

His State League highlights included 17 disposals, 10 hit-outs and nine contested possessions against Port Adelaide in the SANFL qualifying final, and three-goal hauls against Norwood and Port Adelaide in back-to-back rounds from 12-13

At a glance (AFL):

Games: 7
Goals: 8
Disposals per game: 9.6
Hit-outs per game: 6.1

At a glance (SANFL):

Games: 16
Goals: 21
Disposals per game: 11.3
Marks per game: 6

Best game:

Round Six v St Kilda

Himmelberg helped keep the Saints at bay in Round Six, with two timely third-quarter goals in the 29-point win at Marvel Stadium.

From 12 disposals, he recorded a then career-high seven contested possessions, five marks and nine hit-outs.