Isaac Smith

Date of Birth: 30/12/1988

Club: Hawthorn FC

Games (Goals): 181 (151)

Recruited From: 2010 AFL Draft, Pick 19 from North Ballarat (VFL)

Playing Honours:

  • AFL Premiership 2013, 14 & 15

Drafted from relative obscurity in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft, Isaac's meteoric rise to an elite AFL player has been astonishing. Studying at the University of Ballarat in 2010, Isaac was like any other 21 year old country kid who loved his footy and having a kick with his mates at the Redan Football Club on the weekend.

After a dominant start to the 2010 season at Redan, Gerald Fitzgerald, the long time North Ballarat Roosters coach, invited Isaac to come down and play some Reserves football at the club. Playing a few games in the Reserves, Isaac quickly made the step up to the Senior team, making half a dozen appearances which included the 2010 VFL Premiership.

Since being drafted to Hawthorn, Isaac has turned himself into an offensive weapon using his natural endurance and speed to break open the opposition. Rarely missing a game, Isaac featured in all four Grand Final appearances, including the 2013, 14 & 15 Premierships and continues to improve every season, including finishing third the clubs Best & Fairest in 2018.

Away from footy, Isaac has completed his Sports Management degree and his Masters. A terrific media talent and mad sports fan, Isaac has also held a regular spot on RSN’s Inner Sanctum talking all things sport and utilising his charismatic personality, as well as Fox Footy’s ‘The Bounce’ and Channel 7’s ‘Gameday’.