Dougal Howard Just Quietly Broke A VFL/AFL Record Last Night

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Dougal Howard Just Quietly Broke A VFL/AFL Record Last Night (Image: Getty)

Just quietly, Port Adelaide youngster Dougal Howard now has an all-time record to his name.

The 21-year-old had played a mere nine games at AFL level before last night, but it didn't hold him back in his 10th.

Playing down back, Howard racked up a whopping 22 one percenters for the night, the most on record, overtaking Josh Gibson's previous record of 21.

One percenters contain knock-ons, spoils, smothers and shepherds, and Howard had a ton of them.

He was boosted a little by the extra time - three one percenters came in the added ten minutes, taking him to the top of the list - but a record is a record.

Most one percenters recorded in a game

22: Dougal Howard (Port Adelaide) - elimination final 2017, vs. West Coast

21: Josh Gibson (Hawthorn) - semi final 2011, vs. Sydney

20: Daniel Merrett (Brisbane) - round five 2011, vs. St Kilda

20: Daniel Merrett (Brisbane) - round eight 2011, vs. Essendon

20: Michael Hartley (Essendon) - round 16 2016, vs. St Kilda

20: Jack Hombsch (Port Adelaide) - round six 2016, vs. Richmond

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