W.S. Crichton Medal Winners

Year Player Height Weight Club Age Prior Games Season Games Season Goals Drafted From Clubs Career Games
2018 Devon Smith 174cm 76kg Essendon 24 109 22 17 #14 National 2011 Lara/​Geelong Grammar/​Geelong U18 Greater Western Sydney, Essendon 131
2017 Joe Daniher 201cm 94kg Essendon 22 70 23 65 #10 National 2012 Aberfeldie/​St Bernard's College/​Calder U18 Essendon 100
2016 Zach Merrett 180cm 77kg Essendon 20 37 22 7 #26 National 2013 Cobden/​Melbourne Grammar/​Sandringham U18 Essendon 103
2015 Cale Hooker 197cm 98kg Essendon 26 111 22 21 #54 National 2007 Melville/​East Fremantle Essendon 175
2014 Dyson Heppell 189cm 85kg Essendon 21 62 22 6 #8 National 2010 Leongatha/​Gippsland U18 Essendon 151
2013 Brendon Goddard 189cm 94kg Essendon 27 205 22 18 #1 National 2002 Traralgon/​Caulfield Grammar/​Gippsland U18 St Kilda, Essendon 334
2012 Jobe Watson 191cm 95kg Essendon 26 132 22 20 #40 National 2002 East Sandringham/​Xavier College/​Sandringham U18 Essendon 220
2011 David Zaharakis 185cm 82kg Essendon 20 30 23 31 #23 National 2008 Eltham/​Marcellin College/​Northern U18 Essendon 187
2010 Jobe Watson 191cm 95kg Essendon 24 94 21 10 #40 National 2002 East Sandringham/​Xavier College/​Sandringham U18 Essendon 220
2009 Jobe Watson 191cm 95kg Essendon 23 72 22 10 #40 National 2002 East Sandringham/​Xavier College/​Sandringham U18 Essendon 220
2008 David Hille 202cm 108kg Essendon 26 124 20 19 #40 National 1999 Peninsula Grammar/​Dandenong U18 Essendon 197
2007 James Hird 188cm 90kg Essendon 33 236 17 8 #79 National 1990 Ainslie Essendon 253
2006 Scott Lucas 192cm 98kg Essendon 28 203 22 67 #4 National 1994 Camperdown/​Geelong U18 Essendon 270
2005 Jason Johnson 180cm 85kg Essendon 26 129 22 12 #28 National 1996 Kilmore/​Assumption College/​Calder U18 Essendon 184
2004 Adam McPhee 190cm 89kg Essendon 21 49 21 15 #39 National 2000 Dandenong U18 Fremantle, Essendon 223
2003 Scott Lucas 192cm 98kg Essendon 25 136 24 19 #4 National 1994 Camperdown/​Geelong U18 Essendon 270
2003 James Hird 188cm 90kg Essendon 29 168 18 13 #79 National 1990 Ainslie Essendon 253
2002 Mark Johnson 179cm 83kg Essendon 23 62 24 5 #12 Rookie 1996 Calder U18 Essendon, Fremantle 208
2001 Jason Johnson 180cm 85kg Essendon 22 40 24 21 #28 National 1996 Kilmore/​Assumption College/​Calder U18 Essendon 184
2000 Dustin Fletcher 198cm 93kg Essendon 24 128 23 14 Father-Son 1992 PEGS/​Western U18 Essendon 400
1999 Mark Mercuri 178cm 77kg Essendon 24 110 21 32 Keilor Park Essendon 207
1998 Damien Hardwick 180cm 82kg Essendon 25 65 23 0 #87 National 1992 Upwey-Tecoma/​Springvale/​St Joseph's College (Ferntree Gully)/​North Melbourne U19s Essendon, Port Adelaide 207
1997 Sean Denham 177cm 80kg Essendon 27 137 22 8 Melton South Geelong, Essendon 186
1996 James Hird 188cm 90kg Essendon 22 64 24 39 #79 National 1990 Ainslie Essendon 253
1995 James Hird 188cm 90kg Essendon 21 40 24 47 #79 National 1990 Ainslie Essendon 253
1994 James Hird 188cm 90kg Essendon 20 20 20 27 #79 National 1990 Ainslie Essendon 253
1993 Gary O'Donnell 181cm 85kg Essendon 27 113 24 14 North Ringwood Essendon 243
1992 Mark Harvey 184cm 87kg Essendon 26 113 22 1 Keilor Essendon 206
1991 Alan Ezard 173cm 68kg Essendon 27 145 23 7 Essendon 184
1990 Mark Thompson 177cm 87kg Essendon 26 95 24 7 Airport West Essendon 202
1989 Tim Watson 185cm 96kg Essendon 27 220 24 23 Dimboola Essendon, West Coast 307
1988 Tim Watson 185cm 96kg Essendon 26 201 19 24 Dimboola Essendon, West Coast 307
1987 Mark Thompson 177cm 87kg Essendon 23 67 18 16 Airport West Essendon 202
1986 Glenn Hawker 185cm 84kg Essendon 24 136 23 16 Kaniva Essendon, Carlton 227
1985 Tim Watson 185cm 96kg Essendon 23 167 24 27 Dimboola Essendon, West Coast 307
1984 Simon Madden 198cm 99kg Essendon 26 197 24 27 St Bernard's College Essendon 378
1983 Simon Madden 198cm 99kg Essendon 25 171 26 26 St Bernard's College Essendon 378
1982 Terry Daniher 188cm 89kg Essendon 24 95 23 23 South Melbourne, Essendon 313
1981 Neale Daniher 188cm 84kg Essendon 19 45 21 11 St Patrick's College (NSW)/​Assumption College/​Ungarie Essendon 82
1980 Tim Watson 185cm 96kg Essendon 18 58 22 42 Dimboola Essendon, West Coast 307