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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Hills

Known as
Paul Hills

Born
20 September 1972 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 240d
Last game: 23y 192d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 49, 33, 11

Paul Hills

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonAFL1991-199663110.1757%7.977.982.527
Total1991-199663110.1757%7.977.982.527

AFL: 10,240th player to appear, 3,682nd most games played, 4,873rd most goals kickedEssendon: 962nd player to appear, 303rd most games played, 432nd most goals kicked

North Ballarat product Paul Hills commenced his AFL career with Essendon in 1991 and over the next couple of seasons showed steady and sustained improvement. A wingman, he not surprisingly boasted plenty of pace, and his all round skills were good. In 1993 he was a key player for the Bombers as they surged to an unexpected but richly deserved premiership. In the grand final defeat of Carlton he was serviceable rather than spectacular, collecting 16 disposals to narrowly out-point his direct opponent in Brett Sholl.

The 1993 grand final remained the pinnacle of Hills’ playing career. Over the next three seasons, owing to a combination of injuries and poor form, he managed just 12 senior appearances. At the end of the 1996 season he was de-listed having played 63 AFL games and kicked 11 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.