Max Gawn

Image DOB: 28 December 1991

Debut: Round 11, 2011 vs Essendon at MCG

From: Ormond/Sandringham Dragons, Selection 34 2009 National Draft

Number: 37 2010-2014, 11 2015-

All Australian ruckman - 2016, 2018
Best and Fairest - 2018

Games: 99* (to end 2018)
Goals: 51*
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Statistical categories led:
Most hitouts in a game : 66 - Round 4, 2018
Equal most contested marks in a game: 8 - Round 20, 2016
Most hitouts in a season : 1119 - 2018

A 207cm ruckman, the tallest ever to go through the AFL draft camp, Gawn missed the Under 18 championship due to a knee reconstruction but was snapped up by the Demons in the hope that his size and mobility would make him a weapon similar to Fremantle's Aaron Sandilands.

Gawn returned to football with Casey late in the VFL season but in his third game back suffered another knee injury, not as serious this time, and saw his season ended prematurely.

Debuting midway through the 2011 season in the absence of an injured Mark Jamar - becoming the fourth tallest AFL player on record - Gawn impressed in four matches but with Jamar returning he found it hard to break into the side again and played out the year with Casey.

Gawn suffered a knee injury during a training session in December 2011 and was forced to undergo surgery which kept him out of the 2012 season. He returned in 2013 with some encouraging performances, but was often used primarily as a forward.

A hamstring injury delayed Gawn's 2014 campaign, and when he returned he again played as an understudy to Jamar or as a forward. His season ended prematurely in the second quarter of the Round 23 match against North Melbourne when he suffered another knee injury.

Gawn won the 2014 Casey Demons best and fairest award.

After struggling to break into the senior side in 2015 he eventually made the first ruckman job his own, forcing Mark Jamar out of the side and playing the rest of the season. In 2016 he played every game, being named the All Australian ruckman.

His 2017 season was temporarily halted by a serious hamstring injury suffered early in the season, he played just 13 games. In 2018 he returned to play every game for the season, breaking the AFL record for the most hitouts in a season and being named All Australian for the second time.

2011 410
2013 1370
2014 940
2015 1360
2016 221616
2017 1343
2018 251320

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