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J.F. McHale Trophy: Jeremy Howe

Jeremy Howe finished in fourth position to claim the J.F. McHale Trophy. Image: AFL Photos.

From high-flyer to high-performer. 
It’s been one hell of a season for Jeremy Howe. 

Career-best numbers, a maiden All-Australian nomination and a promotion to Collingwood’s leadership group are only a few of his 2017 highlights. 

Better yet, since arriving at the Holden Centre two years ago, the forward-turned-defender has become one of Nathan Buckley’s most consistent and reliable performers. 
Having averaged 22 disposals and nine marks across the season, Howe claims the prestigious title of the J.F. Mchale Trophy, awarded to the player who finishes fourth in the club’s best and fairest voting.   

Widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest and most spectacular marking players, Howe added another string to his bow this year, excelling with his intercept marking across halfback. 

The 27-year-old ranked second in the league with 177 interceptions, and stunned the competition with another of his remarkable leaps over Melbourne’s Tom McDonald on Queen’s Birthday. 

With 141 games next to his name, a leadership role at the club and a Magpie Army that sit in awe of his football prowess, Jeremy Howe is set to continue to thrive in the Black and White stripes for many years to come. 

Jeremy Howe 
2017 stats 
Games: 21 
Marks: 181 
Goals: 3  
Disposals: 458