Tim O’Brien was drafted by the Hawthorn Football Club with pick 28 in the 2012 NAB AFL Draft after impressive performances for Glenelg in the SANFL.
After 2013 was spent developing in the VFL, O’Brien broke into the senior side to make his debut in round one, 2014 against the Brisbane Lions. He played four senior games in his debut season, while also stringing together some best on field performances in the VFL.
O’Brien’s best season was in 2017 where he played 16 games and kicked 19 goals aswell as showing his versatility moving between half forward and half back.
O’Brien has now played 46 AFL games and will look to solidify his spot in Hawthorns best 22 in the 2019 season.