Lynden Dunn

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Lynden Dunn
Lynden Dunn 2017.2.jpg
Dunn playing for Collingwood in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Lynden Dunn
Date of birth (1987-05-14) 14 May 1987 (age 31)
Original team(s) Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 15, 2004 national draft
Debut Round 6, 2006, Melbourne
vs. Geelong, at MCG
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Collingwood
Number 15
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005–2016 Melbourne 165 (97)
2017– Collingwood 031 0(1)
Total 196 (98)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2018 season.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Lynden Dunn (born 14 May 1987) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Melbourne Football Club from 2005 to 2016.

He was selected as Melbourne's second pick and 15th overall in the 2004 AFL Draft. 2005 was a learning year for Dunn who developed well with Melbourne's VFL affiliate team, Sandringham.

The young forward made significant progress in 2006, increasing his body size, and worked hard to break into the senior lineup for his debut in Round Six, a tightly fought victory over the Cats. Dunn played eleven games at senior level, kicking 13 goals and showed promising signs that he will be a player of the future for the Demons.

He worked hard on his body over the pre-season and after suffering a fractured cheekbone in the VFL, Dunn was able to return to the senior team in round 4, 2007, kicking three goals in a heavy loss to the Dockers. He played 12 games that season.

Dunn was embroiled in controversy in 2008 when he was reported twice within a minute for striking Brent Harvey - incidents for which he escaped from the tribunal with merely a reprimand.[1]

In 2010 Dunn has switched from playing as a tagger to a defensive-forward and has kicked his most goals in a single season, including a career best five goals against Richmond at the MCG in Round 19.[2]

As of the end of the 2017 season, Dunn has played the most games of any current AFL player without playing in a final.[3] He was traded to Collingwood during the 2016 trade period.[4]

In August 2017, Dunn joined Collingwood's Women's coaching team as an assistant coach.[5]

Statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2005 Melbourne 14 0
2006 Melbourne 14 11 13 10 70 33 103 42 13 1.2 0.9 6.4 3 9.4 3.8 1.2
2007 Melbourne 14 12 9 7 87 68 155 41 38 0.8 0.6 7.3 5.7 12.9 3.4 3.2
2008 Melbourne 14 16 6 6 101 89 190 59 53 0.4 0.4 6.3 5.6 11.9 3.7 3.3
2009 Melbourne 14 13 8 1 120 90 210 59 42 0.6 0.1 9.2 6.9 16.2 4.5 3.2
2010 Melbourne 14 18 26 22 195 70 265 107 50 1.4 1.2 10.8 3.9 14.7 5.9 2.8
2011 Melbourne 14 11 16 10 86 37 123 50 31 1.5 0.9 7.8 3.4 11.2 4.5 2.8
2012 Melbourne 14 18 9 6 164 82 246 69 46 0.5 0.3 9.1 4.6 13.7 3.8 2.6
2013 Melbourne 14 18 4 2 195 93 288 67 59 0.2 0.1 10.8 5.2 16.0 3.7 3.3
2014 Melbourne 14 22 4 8 273 114 387 125 26 0.2 0.4 12.4 5.2 17.6 5.7 1.2
2015 Melbourne 14 22 1 2 242 120 362 99 55 0.0 0.1 11.0 5.5 16.5 4.5 2.5
2016 Melbourne 14 4 1 0 42 13 55 15 10 0.3 0.0 10.5 3.3 13.8 3.8 2.5
2017 Collingwood 15 17 1 1 162 68 230 88 23 0.1 0.1 9.5 4.0 13.5 5.2 1.4
2018 Collingwood 15 14 0 0 119 60 179 57 28 0.0 0.0 8.5 4.3 12.8 4.1 2.0
Career 196 98 75 1856 937 2793 878 474 0.5 0.4 9.5 4.8 14.3 4.5 2.4

References

  1. ^ Ralph, Jon (28 July 2008). "Brent Harvey talks up sucker's punch". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  2. ^ Horan, Michael (9 August 2010). "Lynden Dunn back on straight and narrow". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Miscellaneous Player Records". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Dunn deal: Pies grab key defender, Dees move up draft order". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Pies add veteran defender to AFLW coaching team". AFL.com.au. Telstra Media. 7 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Lynden Dunn". AFL Tables. Retrieved 27 October 2018.

External links

  • Lynden Dunn's profile on the official website of the Collingwood Football Club
  • Lynden Dunn's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Demon Wiki profile
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