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Meet Hawka and the Hawthorn players

Hudson ‘Hawka’ Knights

What is it? A hawk named after Peter Hudson and Peter Knights.

Hair colour: Blonde

Eye colour: Blue

When I grow up I want to be: An AFL footballer

Most admired players: Cyril Rioli and Grant Birchall

Favourite food: Pasta (especially after a big match)

Favourite song: Hawthorn club song

Favourite TV show: Hawks TV – I love trying out the games they play

Favourite way to be active: Kicking the footy with my mates

Interesting fact: Hawka is actually half human and half hawk.

Grant Birchall

Height: 193cm

Weight: 89kg

DOB: 28 January 1988

Number: 14

Debut: 2006

Career Games: 240

Career Goals: 240

Fast facts:

  • Grant is originally from Tasmania, recruited from the Tasmania U18 team.
  • He plays in the backline and the most disposals he has had in one game is 37, against Fremantle in 2013.
  • Grant won four premierships with the Hawks including three in a row from 2013-2015.
  • Throughout his career, Grant has received 20 Brownlow Medal votes.

Luke Breust

Height: 184cm

Weight: 84kg

DOB: 11 November 1990

Number: 22

Debut: 2011

Career Games: 141

Career Goals: 271

Fast facts:

  • Luke is originally from NSW. He played his junior footy at Temora Football Club and was recruited to Hawthorn from the NSW-ACT U18 team.
  • He plays in the forward lines and kicked six goals against Richmond in 2016.
  • Luke has won three premierships with the Hawks, all in a row from 2013-2015.
  • Luke has many achievements including winning the ‘Most Promising’ club award in 2012, being a Rising Star nominee in 2011 and being named in the All Australian Team in 2014.

Cyril Rioli

Height: 177cm

Weight: 80kg

DOB: 14 July 1989

Number: 33

Debut: 2008

Career Games: 178

Career Goals: 268

Fast facts:

  • Cyril is originally from the Northern Territory, recruited from St Marys/Scotch College.
  • He plays in the forward lines and kicked six goals against Geelong in 2015.
  • Cyril has won four premierships with the Hawks, including three in a row from 2013-2015. On top of that, he was the Norm Smith Medallist in the 2015 Grand Final.
  • He has a number of achievements. These include being named in the All Australian Team in 2012 and 2015, being a Rising Star nominee in 2011 and winning the ‘2nd Club Champion’ award at Hawthorn in 2009 and 2015.

Ben McEvoy

Height: 200cm

Weight: 102kg

DOB: 11 July 1989

Number: 7

Debut: 2008

Career Games: 146

Career Goals: 56

Fast facts:

  • Ben is originally from country Victoria, playing at Dederang-Mt Beauty Football Club as a junior.
  • He was recruited from St Kilda Football Club.
  • Ben plays as a ruckman. The most hit-outs he has had in one game is 40 against Port Adelaide in 2011.
  • He has won two consecutive premierships with the Hawks in 2014 and 2015.

Jarryd Roughead

Height: 193cm

Weight: 98kg

DOB: 23 January 1987

Number: 2

Debut: 2005

Career Games: 231

Career Goals: 491

Fast facts:

  • Jarryd is originally from Victoria, playing at Leongatha Football Club as a junior.
  • He plays as a ruckman and tall-forward, once kicking eight goals against West Coast in 2014.
  • He has won four premierships with Hawthorn including three in a row from 2013-2015.
  • Jarryd has won many awards including selection in the All Australian Team in 2013 and 2014 and the Coleman Medal in 2013 when he kicked 72 goals for the season.
  • Jarryd has received 50 Brownlow Medal votes throughout his career.