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Adams nominated for MOTY

Vote for Marcus Adams' towering grab as this year's 'Mark of the Year'

10:35am  May 9, 2017

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2:08am  May 7, 2017

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1:47am  May 7, 2017

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9:00pm  May 6, 2017

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Marcus
Adams

Height
192 cm
DOB
30-06-1993
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2017
9
Career
20
Goals
2017
4
Career
4
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
673
Avg
75
MarcusAdams

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: West Perth
Debut: Rd 1, 2016 (Fremantle)
Recruited from: West Perth (WAFL)
Brownlow Votes: 2

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Adams is a big-bodied key defender, with good game sense and an aggressive streak. Had a super-impressive year in the WAFL, where he showed an ability to play on all types of forwards.

Exceptional speed and power for his size, shows great courage in the air and is a long kick. High scope for improvement in AFL environment and should flourish under Luke Beveridge's tutelage.

Adams played 11-games in his debut season as a key defender, before a foot injury cut short his year.

Season By Season

Season By Season

Season in short

Although his promising debut season was cut short by injury, Marcus Adams established himself as a key member of the Bulldogs’ spine in his 11 senior games.

Drafted as a mature age recruit after impressing for West Perth in the WAFL, the 23-year-old Adams’ game translated well to AFL level, where his mature body, power and aggressive streak had him looking comfortable in a key defensive post.

Was outstanding when injury free, and his 23 possession, 15 mark performance against Hawthorn in just his third League game was a highlight.

 

The stat mattered

His 6.5 intercept possessions per game was equal third at the Club.

 

What they said

“I guess considering where I was throughout preseason compared to where I was in those games that I was able to play is something that I suppose I’m pretty proud of.

“Probably up until about mid-Feb I thought I was probably the last bloke who was going to get considered for a game and then I was lucky enough to get a go in the first NAB game and throughout that period I got a little bit of confidence.

“I was then lucky enough to get an opportunity in round one and I tried to grab it with both hands.”   

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 6.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 74.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 5
Handballs 11 St Kilda Rd 10
Disposals 20 Sydney Swans Rd 2
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 91 Sydney Swans Rd 2

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 86 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 110 - 87 9 11 20 7 0 1 0 5 0 0 91
3 Fremantle L 89 - 73 10 7 17 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 67
4 North Melbourne W 86 - 89 9 8 17 7 0 1 0 5 0 0 85
5 Brisbane Lions W 122 - 90 12 4 16 10 0 0 0 2 1 1 89
6 GWS Giants L 75 - 73 8 4 12 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 48
7 Richmond W 80 - 75 6 6 12 6 0 0 0 3 2 2 74
8 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 61 9 5 14 6 0 1 0 3 1 4 78
9 Geelong Cats L 104 - 81 8 7 15 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 64
10 St Kilda W 90 - 50 6 11 17 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 77
12 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 4 77 63 140 58 0 4 3 29 4 7 673

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 7.4
    • Disposals 16.0
    • Marks 6.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 70.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2016
Handballs 11 St Kilda Rd 10, 2017
Disposals 24 St Kilda Rd 2, 2016
Marks 15 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Geelong Cats Rd 9, 2017
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 7, 2017
AFL Fantasy 107 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Western Bulldogs 77 63 140 58 0 4 3 29 4 7 673
2016 Western Bulldogs 95 84 179 63 0 13 7 25 0 2 736

Legend

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Kicks
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Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
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Goals
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Behinds
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