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Go Figure: Laird's century

Rory Laird is one of Adelaide's great Rookie Draft success stories - Adelaide Crows,Rory Laird
Rory Laird is one of Adelaide's great Rookie Draft success stories

A statistical look at the career of Rory Laird ahead of his 100th AFL game

5 - The Crows secured Laird with the fifth pick in the Rookie Draft of 2011

193 - He was the 193rd player to appear for the Adelaide Football Club

2013 - Laird made his AFL debut in Round Four, 2013 against the Western Bulldogs

46 - The guernsey number he wore before switching to No.29 at the start of 2014

4 - He finished the home and away season fourth in the League for disposals (662) trailing only Hawthorn’s Tom Mitchell (787), teammate Matt Crouch (726) and Dustin Martin (667) of Richmond

4 - The ball magnet’s possession tally of 677 (including finals) is fourth on the Club’s all-time leaderboard for the most disposals in a season

2017 - Laird was named All Australian for the first time this year after being nominated in the 40-man squad in ’15 and ‘16

40 - He recorded a career-high 40 disposals against Greater Western Sydney in Round One, 2017

109 - The number of rebound 50ms he’s generated this year, the fourth-most by a Crow in a single season behind Graham Johncock (129 and 111) and Andrew McLeod (112)

2 - He’s second at the Club for disposals (2,348) since 2013 behind only midfielder Rory Sloane (2,535)

20 - Laird was nominated for the 2013 Rising Star award in Round 20, 2013

8 - He laid a career-high eight tackles in the wet against Fremantle in Round Nine, 2015

336 - Laird leads Adelaide for kicks in 2017 with 336

29 - He’s averaging a career-best 29 possessions a game this year

2015 - Laird earned the 19th Man Award in 2015 and was runner-up in Adelaide’s Club Champion count

474 - He’s set a new Club record for the most uncontested possessions by a Crow in a single season this year with 474

142 - His career-high AFL Fantasy score

80.4 - The rebounding defender has operated at an elite 80.4 per cent disposal efficiency this year

2,210 - Total AFL Fantasy points he’s scored this season at an average of more than 100 points a game

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