Review 31 - Ricky Henderson (2019)

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Dixie Flatline

Jun 3, 2005
Leafy eastern suburbs
AFL Club
Other Teams
Cartagena C.F., NYJ, A's
Ricky Henderson

Games: 22
Goals: 12
Yabby Medal votes: 44 (second)


Kicks: 15.1 per game
Handballs: 9.4 per game
Disposals: 24.6 per game
Marks: 7.2 per game


Played 150th AFL game (round 21, 2019 versus GWS Giants)
Played 50th AFL game for Hawthorn (round 10, 2019 versus Port Adelaide Power)
Career high kicks (333), handballs (208), marks (159) and disposals (541) in a season
Career high kicks (27) and disposals (37) in a game (round 10, 2019 versus Port Adelaide Power)
Career high marks (12) in a game (round 23, 2019 versus West Coast Eagles)
Ranked eighth in the AFL for total marks
Ranked 14th in the AFL for total uncontested possessions
Ranked 11th in the AFL for marks per game
Ranked 13th in the AFL for uncontested possessions per game


Round 10, 2019 (versus Port Adelaide Power): Henderson had a career best 37 disposals against the Power as he was the ultimate running machine in Hawthorn's comfortable victory over the Power in Tasmania. Ten of his disposals were entries into the forward 50 zone for Hawthorn. A superb display from the veteran wingman.


Round 16, 2019 (versus Collingwood Magpies): After Henderson's scorching hot start to the season, opponents began to pay him more attention and in particular, Collingwood did what they could to shut down Henderson's influence over the game. Although the Magpies lost the game, they succeeded in keeping Henderson quiet, with just 12 disposals for the game.

31 - Ricky Henderson (2018)

Simon Crawshay

Club Legend
Jun 4, 2016
AFL Club
Amazing that Ricky has had a career best year at 31 but the stats dont lie.

Only aspect of his game that he could improve on imho is trying to get forward to kick more goals.

If he could kick 25 goals a year in 2020 that would be a big help.

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Premium Platinum
Sep 7, 2009
Mill Park
AFL Club
Other Teams
Sacramento Kings
Henderson just like Smith was drafted late and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. He covers the ground exceptionally well and could play for another 2-3 years.


Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 14, 2017
AFL Club
Today I heard Xavier Ellis say that Hendo was not going to be offered a contract for 2019 and so the senior Hawthorn players intervened convincing the club he was required.

I really hope this story is a bit exaggerated. Hendo clearly merited another contract after 2018.

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