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Bontempelli’s brilliant first year

When Marcus Bontempelli arrived at Whitten Oval in November last year, he had fairly modest goals for the year ahead.

The 192cm midfielder wasn’t sure whether he’d even get a chance to debut in 2014, but by season’s end his peers had unanimously voted him the competition’s Best First Year Player. recently caught up with Bontempelli, to reflect on his remarkable first year at the Bulldogs.

Watch Bontempelli’s acceptance speech at the AFL Players’ MVP Awards, below.

Q&A with Marcus Bontempelli