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Kerridge eyes midfield minutes

Hard-running Crow Sam Kerridge is hoping to spend more time on the ball this season

3:30pm Feb 17, 2015

Kedge edges out VB

Sam Kerridge has beaten endurance specialist Nathan van Berlo in a two-kilometre time trial at the Adelaide Uni Loop

11:25am Jan 5, 2015

My Draft Day: Sam Kerridge

Emerging Crows midfielder Sam Kerridge relives his 'nerve-wracking' draft day experience

9:53am Nov 12, 2014

Latest Player Video

Kerridge keen for 2015

2:03pm  Feb 17, 2015

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Sam
Kerridge

Height
188 cm
DOB
26-04-1993
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
14
Career
26
Goals
2014
10
Career
23
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
713
Avg
51
SamKerridge

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Mildura/Bendigo U18s
Debut: v Hawthorn, Round Three, 2012
Recruited from: Bendigo Pioneers
Brownlow Votes: 3

Kerridge played a personal-best 14 games in 2014 and would’ve added to his tally if not for a foot injury, which saw him miss nearly two months mid-season. The hard-running onballer assumed the tagging duties in the absence of Nathan van Berlo and continued to prove a handy forward. He kicked 10 goals including a match-defining bag of four against North Melbourne in Round 13.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Played 11 games in a breakout 2013 season. The mature-bodied onballer showcased his versatility, playing shutdown roles on the likes of Ryan Griffen, Chris Judd and Grant Birchall, and also as a link-up forward. The highlight of Kerridge’s season was a match-defining six-goal haul in Adelaide’s thrilling come-from-behind win over North Melbourne, which earned him a Rising Star nomination. Signed a two-year deal that will see him remain a Crow until at least the end of 2015.

Season by Season

Adelaide’s first pick (No.29 overall) in the 2011 AFL Draft, Kerridge impressed in his first pre-season and earned a call-up as the substitute in the Club’s Round Three clash with Hawthorn. A favourable run with injuries prevented the hard-running midfielder from adding to his games tally in 2012, but he continued to display strong form for SANFL Sturt and will benefit from another full pre-season.

Season by Season

After sitting out most of the 2010 because of injury, Kerridge re-emerged to be a standout for TAC Cup side, Bendigo last season. Adelaide’s first pick in the 2011 AFL Draft (No.27 overall), the 18-year-old starred in the endurance testing at the AFL combine, finishing fourth in both the shuttle run (beep test) and 3km-time trial. At 187cm and 86kg, the inside midfielder is physically equipped to make a smooth transition to AFL.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 5.1
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 11.1
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 50.9

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 St Kilda Rd 23
Handballs 15 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Disposals 24 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Marks 5 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Collingwood Rd 9
Goals 4 North Melbourne Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 88 Geelong Cats Rd 1

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 9 15 24 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 88
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 5 11 16 4 0 0 3 2 1 0 54
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 3 7 10 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 34
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 8 5 13 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 53
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 3 5 8 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 43
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 2 6 8 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 41
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 4 2 6 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 31
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 6 7 13 3 0 0 1 8 0 0 70
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 3 6 9 2 0 0 1 7 1 0 58
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 6 4 10 0 0 1 2 5 0 1 42
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 5 1 6 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 38
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 4 5 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 49
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 5 4 9 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 32
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 9 6 15 4 0 1 0 4 2 0 80
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 72 84 156 33 0 3 14 52 10 1 713

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 26
    • Kicks 5.9
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 57.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2013
Handballs 15 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2014
Disposals 27 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2013
Marks 11 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Collingwood Rd 9, 2014
Goals 6 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2013
AFL Fantasy 126 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2013

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 72 84 156 33 0 3 14 52 10 1 713
2013 Adelaide Crows 82 79 161 55 0 1 5 31 13 5 762
2012 Adelaide Crows 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

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Q&A

Your nickname: Kedge

One word to describe you: Hardworking

Favourite player to watch growing up: Nathan Buckley

Who has had the most influence on your career: Mum and Dad

Toughest individual opponent: Nat Fyfe

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Rory Atkins

Thriftiest player at your club: Andy Otten

The next big thing at your club: Charlie Cameron

The smartest thing you have been told: Chew with your mouth shut

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: With family and friends

Do you have any strange phobias: No

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Home & Away

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Hey Arnold!

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

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Food

Your last meal would be: Sad

Your favourite holiday destination: Mildura or Bali

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

What are your three essential items: Phone, keys, wallet

Most useless thing you have bought: Book

Best subject at school: Recess and Lunch

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: NFL Super Bowl