Guernsey number: 15
2013 Games: 11
Career games: 19
2013 Goals: 5
Career games: 12
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Season in short:
In his fourth AFL season, speedster Jason Tutt played 11 games and showed glimpses of his potential. Struggling for form early, the evasive runner found rhythm by season’s end, playing in seven of the Bulldogs’ last nine matches. Tutt was instrumental in the narrow win against the GWS Giants, booting two goals amid 18 classy disposals. By the season’s final weeks, he was providing late game dash and goalkicking nous as the starting substitute. Tutt will look to expand his playing portfolio in 2014 with more consistent performances and consolidating a spot in the starting line-up.
Stat that mattered:
Tutt’s impact in the team and increased game time this season bodes well for his future at the Bulldogs. In 2012 he played five games and was named substitute in three of them. This season however, the speedy winger played out 11 games and only donned the red or green vest three times. The increased exposure at senior level greatly assisted in him building confidence and form in the seniors.
What they said:
“He's (Tutt) got real attributes that we want to add to our team and there's other things in his game that he's chipping away at.”
- Senior Coach Brendan McCartney after the round 15 clash against GWS Giants
In recent pre-seasons, Tutt has consistently prided himself on his pre-season work ethic and draws on his strong endurance to set the benchmark in running and fitness drills. The 22-year-old will be adamant in again ranking among the top echelon of runners at the club this summer. A continued emphasis on the defensive side to his game and versatility in his positional craft is also likely to be a focus.
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