Elliott Himmelberg capitalised on early opportunities to play seven games for the Crows in a season full of promise.
The mobile, 198cm key forward provided strong hands while also supporting Reilly O’Brien in the ruck.
Having debuted in 2018, the 21-year-old was called up in Round Five and went on to play six games in a row.
Against Port Adelaide in Showdown 46, Himmelberg impressed with 10 contested possessions and a stirring rundown tackle on Xavier Duursma that led to a goal from the boundary.
— Adelaide Crows (@Adelaide_FC) May 11, 2019
He booted eight AFL goals, as well as 21 goals in 16 SANFL games.
His State League highlights included 17 disposals, 10 hit-outs and nine contested possessions against Port Adelaide in the SANFL qualifying final, and three-goal hauls against Norwood and Port Adelaide in back-to-back rounds from 12-13
At a glance (AFL):
Disposals per game: 9.6
Hit-outs per game: 6.1
At a glance (SANFL):
Disposals per game: 11.3
Marks per game: 6
Round Six v St Kilda
Himmelberg helped keep the Saints at bay in Round Six, with two timely third-quarter goals in the 29-point win at Marvel Stadium.
From 12 disposals, he recorded a then career-high seven contested possessions, five marks and nine hit-outs.