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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
Sam Jacobs

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.