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Sam Jacobs: 150 AFL Games Journey through the career of big man Sam Jacobs before he plays his 150th AFL match
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Sam Jacobs

Reliable ruckman Sam Jacobs is set to play his 150th AFL game against Greater Western Sydney at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Here’s a look at his career so far in numbers…

132 – Of his 149 AFL games, 132 have been for Adelaide. The remaining 17 were with Carlton.

5 – Of the current Crows squad, only Scott Thompson (268), Richard Douglas (195), David Mackay (163) and Rory Sloane (141) have played more games for the Club than Jacobs.

1 – Jacobs has had more disposals (1,836) than any other ruckman in the AFL since 2011.

25 – Nicknamed ‘Tall Mid’ because of his ability to find the ball and get involved in the play, Jacobs collected a career-best 25 disposals against GWS in Round Five, 2014.

4,301 He holds the Club record for total hit-outs with 4,301. It’s close to double that of the next-best Crow, current ruck coach Matthew Clarke (2,356).

61 – The Ardrossan product has also won more hit-outs in a game than any other player in Adelaide’s history. He amassed 61 hit-outs against Port Adelaide in Round 15, 2012.

2 – Jacobs ranks second in the AFL for hit-outs (4,301) since 2011 behind North Melbourne big man Todd Goldstein (4,926).

9,318 – Ruck contests Jacobs has been involved in over the past six seasons. Only Goldstein has been involved in more (10,536).

2 – Showdown Medals ‘Sauce’ has won. He claimed his first medal in Round 15, 2012, and backed it up with another best-on-ground performance against the Power in Round 15, 2014.

1 – The Woodville-West Torrens junior was originally recruited by Carlton with pick No.1 in the 2009 AFL Rookie Draft.

2010 – He joined Adelaide during the 2010 AFL Trade Period.

2011 – Jacobs made his Crows debut in Round Five, 2011, coincidentally against Carlton.

36 – Career goals the mobile big man has kicked.

17 – Brownlow votes Jacobs has polled in his career.

2012 and 2014 – Jacobs was selected in the All-Australian squad both years, narrowly missing out on selection in the 22.

4 – Jacobs has finished top 10 in the Crows Club Champion award in four of his six seasons at Adelaide, including top-five results in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

24 – Jacobs is the fifth player to wear the No.24 in a game for Adelaide behind Andrew Payze, Scott Hodges, Clay Sampson and Brett Burton.

39 – The guernsey number Jacobs wore at Carlton.

3 – Personal-best goals in a game, against Port Adelaide in Round 15, 2014 and former club Carlton in Round 16 last season at the MCG.

93 – The durable Jacobs played 93 straight AFL games before an ankle injury ended his streak in the latter part of last season.

202cm – Jacobs is the equal-tallest player at West Lakes alongside Reilly O’Brien.

15 – He wears US size 15 football boots.

2012 – He won the Club’s Best Team Man Award in 2012.

2 – Sauce and new wife Izzy have two dogs, Alfie and Billy.