The ruckman enjoyed his best AFL season in 2016, overtaking Ivan Maric as the club’s No. 1 big man and playing a career-high 20 games.
His tap work reached new levels, ranking No. 5 in the AFL for hit-outs (32.6 a game) and forming a partnership with midfielder Dustin Martin at centre bounces.
After signing a new two-year contract to the end of 2018, Hampson’s next challenge is to grow in stature around the ground after averaging 7.9 possessions in 2016.
Draft History: 2006 NAB AFL Draft priority selection (Carlton) No. 17 overall
Trade History: 2013 NAB AFL Draft traded by Carlton for No. 28