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Jaeger jumping at chance for redemption

Contested footy and effort are the two simple areas Gold Coast wants to improve for Sunday's clash against Melbourne at the MCG.

10:30am  Apr 17, 2014

Jaeger hoops with Opals

He conceded almost 21cm in height, but Jaeger O’Meara didn’t shy away as he accepted a friendly basketball game with Opals star, Liz Cambage.

8:52pm  Apr 16, 2014

Gaz no longer SUNS only weapon

Gary Ablett is no longer Gold Coast’s only midfield weapon, according to Fremantle’s football manager Chris Bond.

4:26pm  Mar 25, 2014

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SUNS v Opals

8:35pm  Apr 16, 2014

Jaeger O'Meara's Round 1 Goal

7:40pm  Mar 24, 2014

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9:18am  Mar 19, 2014

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Jaeger
O'Meara

Height
182 cm
DOB
23-02-1994
Weight
83 kg
Debut
-
Games
2014
5
Career
27
Goals
2014
3
Career
19
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
438
Avg
88
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 5
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 7.6
    • Disposals 19.4
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 87.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Handballs 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Disposals 24 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Marks 5 Richmond Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Richmond Rd 1
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 112 Richmond Rd 1

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
13 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 59 38 97 16 0 4 5 32 3 2 438

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 27
    • Kicks 10.7
    • Handballs 10.5
    • Disposals 21.2
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 88.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2013
Handballs 18 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Disposals 32 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Marks 7 Collingwood Rd 17, 2013
Hit-outs 2 Melbourne Rd 20, 2013
Tackles 10 Richmond Rd 1, 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 59 38 97 16 0 4 5 32 3 2 438
2013 Gold Coast Suns 231 245 476 97 8 13 28 111 16 11 1962

Legend

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