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Sauce in elite company

Sam Jacobs joined illustrious company in becoming a multiple winner of the Showdown Medal

11:44pm Jun 29, 2014

Pair split best-on honours

The coaches couldn't split two in-form Crows on Sunday

10:28am Apr 15, 2014

Jacobs primed for 2014

Sam Jacobs feels he is in the best physical condition of his career

12:20pm Mar 29, 2014

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Sam
Jacobs

Height
202 cm
DOB
10-04-1988
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
22
Career
104
Goals
2014
7
Career
24
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2137
Avg
97
SamJacobs

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Club: Ardrossan
AFL Clubs: Carlton
Debut: v Richmond, Round 1, 2009
Recruited from: Carlton
Brownlow Votes: 11

Jacobs was unlucky to miss out on All-Australian selection after being named in the squad of 40 for the second time in three years. The influential big man, who played all 22 games, was the No.1 ruckman according to Champion Data Rankings in 2014. He led the AFL in hit-outs to advantage (257); collected more disposals (358); took more marks (90) and generated more rebound 50ms than any other dedicated ruckman. Finished equal-fourth in the Crows Club Champion award and celebrated his 100th game in Round 19.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Jacobs played every game in 2013, shouldering the majority of Adelaide’s ruck duties. While he didn’t reach the heights of his brilliant 2012 season, the 202cm Crow still ranked third in the AFL for hit-outs (622) and hit-outs to advantage (187). Included in the senior leadership group for the first time in 2013.

Season by Season

Unlucky to miss out on All-Australian selection, Jacobs established himself as one of the premier ruckmen in the competition in 2012. The former Carlton rookie took the lion’s share of Adelaide’s ruck contests, missing only one match, and leading the competition in hit-outs to advantage. Jacobs, who notched up his 50th game during the season, had a record 61 hit-outs against Port Adelaide in Round 15 – a performance which earned him the Balfours Showdown Medal for best on ground.

Season by Season

Adelaide targeted the ex-Carlton recruit in the 2010 trade week and the move reaped instant rewards. After overcoming a pre-season hamstring complaint, Jacobs made his Crows debut in Round Five and quickly established himself as the Club’s No.1 ruckman, holding his place for the rest of the season. The former rookie added impetus to Adelaide’s midfield and also created a presence around the ground. He ranked fifth in the AFL for hit-outs, averaging 32 per game and with only 36 games of experience has enormous upside.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 34.7
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 97.1

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Handballs 16 Carlton Rd 10
Disposals 25 GWS Giants Rd 5
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 14
Hit-outs 49 St Kilda Rd 23
Tackles 5 Richmond Rd 21
Goals 3 Port Adelaide Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 129 Brisbane Lions Rd 20

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 14 5 19 8 26 0 0 0 1 0 108
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 5 6 11 3 26 0 1 2 0 0 67
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 6 11 17 7 35 0 1 4 0 0 109
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 9 13 22 7 39 1 2 4 0 1 125
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 10 15 25 8 20 0 1 2 0 1 110
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 6 5 11 1 24 0 0 4 0 0 71
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 7 10 17 5 41 0 1 4 0 0 110
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 10 10 20 2 34 2 1 3 0 0 101
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 7 16 23 1 38 1 0 2 0 0 103
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 5 0 5 0 25 0 0 1 0 0 44
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 11 8 19 5 19 0 1 2 0 0 88
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 10 8 18 6 33 0 0 1 0 0 101
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 10 10 20 9 35 0 0 0 0 0 112
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 15 4 19 3 36 2 1 1 3 0 119
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 8 3 11 4 28 0 2 2 1 0 78
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 11 5 16 2 47 0 0 1 0 0 100
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 6 4 10 0 43 2 0 2 0 0 79
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 10 7 17 4 42 1 1 3 0 0 108
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 13 6 19 6 39 1 0 2 2 0 129
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 9 5 14 4 46 0 3 5 0 1 107
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 5 6 11 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 68
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 6 8 14 4 49 1 0 1 0 0 100
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 193 165 358 90 763 11 15 46 7 3 2137

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 104
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 29.6
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 82.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2014
Handballs 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011
Disposals 25 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 14, 2014
Hit-outs 61 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2012
Tackles 7 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2013
Goals 3 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2014
AFL Fantasy 146 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Adelaide Crows 193 165 358 90 763 11 15 46 7 3 2137
2013 Adelaide Crows 143 105 248 71 622 19 13 42 4 5 1651
2012 Adelaide Crows 190 131 321 98 743 20 17 34 7 8 2024
2011 Adelaide Crows 110 129 239 83 611 23 19 57 3 8 1668
2010 Carlton 53 95 148 37 286 17 19 53 2 2 932
2009 Carlton 9 24 33 12 58 6 6 4 1 0 179

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL AWARDS

All Australian Nominee
2012
2014

 

CLUB AWARDS

Best Team Man
2012

Q&A

Your nickname: Sauce

One word to describe you: Tall

Favourite player to watch growing up: Michael Voss

Who has had the most influence on your career: David Teague/parents

Toughest individual opponent: Todd Goldstein

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Cameron Ellis-Yolmen

Thriftiest player at your club: Ricky Henderson

The next big thing at your club: Sam Kerridge

The smartest thing you have been told: Success won’t come looking for you, you have to chase it

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Courtside at Golden State NBA Playoffs

Do you have any strange phobias: Bungee jumping and sky diving

Your can’t-miss TV shows: The Block

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Builder

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Mixture of Special K, All Bran and Nutri Grain

Your last meal would be: Mum’s roast

Your favourite holiday destination: Ardrossan

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Will Ferrell

What are your three essential items: Computer, phone, wallet

Most useless thing you have bought: Electrical gadgets

Best subject at school: Tech studies

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: NBA Playoffs