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Jaeger named Best Young Player

Jaeger O’Meara has been named Best Young Player at the AFL Coaches Association awards on Tuesday night.

10:53am  Sep 24, 2014

Jaeger to undergo surgery in London

Jaeger O’Meara will fly to London later this month to undergo surgery with one of the world’s leading specialists.

11:22am  Sep 5, 2014

Department of Youth no excuse: O'Meara

Second-year star Jaeger O’Meara has refused to blame Gold Coast’s recent run of outs on the team’s youthful list.

10:24am  Aug 14, 2014

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SUNS RAW: Jaeger O'Meara

11:21pm  Aug 2, 2014

All class from Jaeger

9:40pm  Aug 2, 2014

Jaeger O'Meara GOTY Nomination

6:46pm  Jul 14, 2014

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Jaeger
O'Meara

Height
182 cm
DOB
23-02-1994
Weight
83 kg
Debut
-
Games
2014
22
Career
44
Goals
2014
11
Career
27
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2040
Avg
93
JaegerO'Meara

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: 3rd best and fairest 2013; NAB AFL Rising Star 2013.
Brownlow Medal: 2013 votes 4; career votes 4.
Draft History: 2011 NAB AFL Mini Draft 1st round selection(Gold Coast) No. 1 overall.

He was advertised as the best young player in the country and O'Meara delivered in spades during his rookie season. He played every game, averaged 21 touches, was ranked first at the SUNS in tackles, second in contested possessions and third in clearances and was a runaway winner of the NAB AFL Rising Star award.

Despite being his first year, O'Meara looked like a seasoned veteran in the clinches with his powerful physique and took a backward step to no one. Also has excellent acceleration and leaves tacklers clutching at thin air if he is out in space.

O'Meara is the ultimate professional, a good overhead mark and went forward to kick 16 goals in a complete debut season. 

Has signed a contract that will keep him on the Gold Coast until at least the end of 2016.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 9.3
    • Disposals 21.5
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 6.5
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 92.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Hawthorn Rd 15
Handballs 17 St Kilda Rd 9
Disposals 30 GWS Giants Rd 6
Marks 8 Collingwood Rd 16
Hit-outs 2 Carlton Rd 20
Tackles 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 18
Goals 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 116 Western Bulldogs Rd 17

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond W 87 - 69 12 10 22 5 0 1 2 10 1 0 112
2 Fremantle L 87 - 39 10 3 13 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 77
3 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 61 14 10 24 2 0 0 1 7 1 1 100
4 Hawthorn L 49 - 148 13 7 20 4 0 2 1 4 1 0 86
5 Melbourne W 78 - 86 10 8 18 2 0 1 1 3 0 1 63
6 GWS Giants W 134 - 94 14 16 30 1 1 1 1 10 0 0 116
7 North Melbourne W 77 - 120 12 14 26 4 0 0 2 6 0 1 95
9 St Kilda W 87 - 125 12 17 29 2 1 0 3 8 0 1 101
10 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 74 12 5 17 3 0 0 2 8 0 1 82
11 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 77 11 7 18 1 0 2 3 8 0 0 75
12 Sydney Swans L 74 - 109 12 14 26 6 1 0 0 3 1 0 101
13 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 100 9 13 22 6 0 1 0 5 1 0 98
14 Geelong Cats W 118 - 78 13 5 18 3 0 0 1 3 2 0 79
15 Hawthorn L 116 - 63 17 9 26 4 2 1 0 4 0 0 100
16 Collingwood W 80 - 75 16 9 25 8 0 2 0 6 0 0 116
17 Western Bulldogs L 94 - 66 16 6 22 3 0 1 1 9 2 1 116
18 Brisbane Lions L 110 - 56 9 3 12 0 1 1 2 13 0 0 81
19 St Kilda W 117 - 64 8 14 22 3 1 1 2 7 1 0 91
20 Carlton L 97 - 58 15 11 26 6 2 0 0 5 1 1 114
21 Port Adelaide L 47 - 56 13 4 17 2 0 1 1 6 0 0 75
22 Essendon L 108 - 89 12 12 24 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 105
23 West Coast Eagles L 99 - 151 8 7 15 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 57
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 268 204 472 77 9 16 23 142 11 7 2040

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 44
    • Kicks 11.3
    • Handballs 10.2
    • Disposals 21.5
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 5.7
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 91.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Hawthorn Rd 15, 2014
Handballs 18 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Disposals 32 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Marks 8 Collingwood Rd 16, 2014
Hit-outs 2 Carlton Rd 20, 2014
Tackles 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2014
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 17, 2013
AFL Fantasy 129 Collingwood Rd 17, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Gold Coast Suns 268 204 472 77 9 16 23 142 11 7 2040
2013 Gold Coast Suns 231 245 476 97 8 13 28 111 16 11 1962

Legend

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