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Trio of Pies re-sign

Three Collingwood players of varying age and experience have re-signed with the club for 2018 and beyond.

3:00pm  Sep 22, 2017

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Ben
Crocker

Height
188 cm
DOB
19-02-1997
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
10
Career
23
Goals
2018
5
Career
18
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
482
Avg
48
BenCrocker

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Kew Comets
Clubs: Collingwood (2016-2017)
Debut: R7 2016 v Carlton
Recruited from: Oakleigh U18
Brownlow Votes: 0

2018 Player Sponsors

- Terry Patchett and Sue Van Der Geest

A nifty half forward with a great hands and goal sense, Crocker displayed all these attributes and more during his brief foray at AFL level in 2016. He played 10 senior games, twice kicking three goals and adding a new dimension to a forward line that was undergoing regeneration. His older brother, Sam, was once on St Kilda's list, while he hails from the same Oakleigh Chargers team that once featured Jordan De Goey and Darcy Moore. The Collingwood connection continues well beyond his Oakleigh days, for he grew up a passionate Magpie fan and lived next door to former captain Scott Burns.

Season By Season

Season By Season

The last man added to Collingwood’s 2016 list ended his first year with 10 senior games to his name and the promise of many more to come. A string of impressive VFL performances saw Crocker elevated into the senior team for a debut against Carlton in round seven. He kicked three goals against Brisbane a week later and held his place until the mid-season break. More time in the VFL was to follow before he bounced back into the senior side for the final month, when he ended his year with three goals in a classic against Hawthorn in round 23. Crocker rounded out his first season in the big time with three goals in two VFL finals and will aim to build on his fine start to life in the big time in 2017.

Season By Season

Crocker’s leadership skills shone in 2015 as he captained the Oakleigh Chargers to a premiership, while also managing a vice-captaincy role for Vic Metro in the National Championships. Also a lively kick in front of goal, the 185cm forward kicked 22.17 in the home and away season for Oakleigh as he guided the side to a second-straight premiership. In total, Crocker played for four different sides in 2015. Adding to 14 games for the Chargers and five for Vic Metro was two appearances for Port Melbourne in the VFL and another two games for the AFL AIS Academy side.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 3.1
    • Disposals 10.5
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 48.2

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15
Handballs 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15
Disposals 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15
Marks 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 91 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 101 - 67 6 3 9 2 0 1 3 3 2 3 49
2 GWS Giants L 79 - 95 10 1 11 4 0 3 1 0 1 1 51
3 Carlton W 76 - 100 5 5 10 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 43
4 Adelaide Crows W 58 - 106 9 2 11 4 0 3 0 3 1 1 65
5 Essendon W 101 - 52 7 4 11 6 0 1 2 2 0 1 51
6 Richmond L 70 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 121 6 4 10 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 35
8 Geelong Cats L 45 - 66 8 3 11 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 30
9 St Kilda W 72 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle W 138 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Melbourne W 91 - 133 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Carlton W 79 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns W 60 - 99 12 6 18 9 0 1 0 2 1 1 91
16 Essendon W 62 - 78 6 0 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 37
17 West Coast Eagles L 67 - 102 5 3 8 4 0 1 3 1 0 1 30
18 North Melbourne W 130 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond L 105 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans L 73 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions W 104 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide W 115 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle W 67 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF GWS Giants W 69 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Richmond W 58 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
GF West Coast Eagles L 79 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 9 74 31 105 42 0 12 14 16 5 8 482

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 6.2
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 9.8
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 46.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2018
Handballs 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2016
Disposals 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2018
Marks 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 12, 2017
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2016
AFL Fantasy 91 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Collingwood 74 31 105 42 0 12 14 16 5 8 482
2017 Collingwood 18 11 29 14 0 3 2 8 3 2 167
2016 Collingwood 50 41 91 30 0 9 8 13 10 6 425

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Career

AFL: 10 games, 10 goals

VFL: 8 games, 12 goals

Pre-Season Competition: 0 games, 0 goals

Milestones

Collingwood VFL Debut: Port Melbourne v Collingwood, Round 1 2016 at North Port Oval

Collingwood AFL Debut: Collingwood v Carlton, Round 7 2016 at the MCG

Draft History

Selected at No. 65 in the 2015 National Draft

Awards

AFL Awards

Selected at No. 65 in the 2015 National Draft

Club Awards

Selected at No. 65 in the 2015 National Draft

Other Awards

U18 TAC Cup Premiership
2014, 2015 (Oakleigh U18)