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Kelly bullish since Round One

A huge opening round win over GWS gave defender Jake Kelly the belief Adelaide could go all the way

2:31pm Sep 23, 2017

Bull backed for Danger duel

Defensive bull Jake Kelly is likely to get first crack at Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield if he's used up forward

3:30pm Jul 19, 2017

Crows Show preview: Kelly's drive

Crows defender Jake Kelly has had to work hard for his chances so far in his AFL career

4:43pm Jun 2, 2017

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Jake Kelly commits

9:31am  Jul 31, 2015

Jake Kelly Post-Match R3

6:12pm  Apr 18, 2015

Senior List

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Jake
Kelly

Height
189 cm
DOB
21-01-1995
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2017
24
Career
34
Goals
2017
0
Career
0
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1425
Avg
59
JakeKelly

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Mansfield (Vic)/Scotch College/Oakleigh U18s
AFL Debut: v Melbourne, Round Three, 2015
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers (Vic)
Brownlow votes: -

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The strength of Adelaide’s defensive unit meant the former rookie was unable to add to his AFL games tally in 2016. But the competitive backman showed great tenacity and leadership in a consistent SANFL campaign. In 18 SANFL games, Kelly averaged 20 disposals at an impressive 81 per cent efficiency. He also was also crucial in generating offence for the Crows, ranking second for the team in rebound 50ms (42), third in effective kicks (156) and fourth in marks (96). Will be eager to return to the senior side in 2017.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Was the first of four Crows to make their AFL debut in 2015, with Kelly earning a starting spot in Adelaide's Round Three clash with Melbourne. Renowned for his thirst for the contest, Kelly laid 10 tackles and collected seven possessions in his maiden match. The left-footer held his spot for the next nine games and showed signs of a promising future ahead, highlighted by a 22-possession game in Round Seven against St Kilda. Upgraded to the senior list for 2016 and rewarded with a two-year contract extension.

Season by Season

Kelly was one of the shining lights in Adelaide’s SANFL team in 2014. The competitive defender stood some of the state’s best forwards and rarely had his colours lowered. He also found plenty of the ball, averaging 16 possessions across all 18 games and also led the side for total marks (101). Kelly was recognised with joint second place in Adelaide’s State League Club Champion award.

Season by Season

Selected in the Rookie Draft, Kelly is a medium-sized defender with excellent endurance, which saw him finish third in the three-kilometre time-trial at the Draft Combine. The Oakleigh Chargers recruit is a willing worker with great attention to detail. Son of former Collingwood and Norwood defender, Craig.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 7.3
    • Disposals 14.8
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 59.4

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Richmond Rd 6
Handballs 16 Richmond Rd 6
Disposals 28 Richmond Rd 6
Marks 10 GWS Giants W1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 103 Western Bulldogs Rd 16

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants W 147 - 91 7 10 17 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 47
2 Hawthorn W 89 - 113 5 2 7 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 20
3 Port Adelaide W 83 - 100 6 10 16 2 0 3 1 4 0 0 60
4 Essendon W 153 - 88 2 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 19
5 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 153 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Richmond W 140 - 64 12 16 28 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 99
7 North Melbourne L 145 - 86 6 6 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 33
8 Melbourne L 66 - 107 6 10 16 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 59
9 Brisbane Lions W 60 - 140 11 10 21 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 74
10 Fremantle W 143 - 43 9 8 17 3 0 1 0 8 0 0 85
11 Geelong Cats L 96 - 74 5 5 10 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 40
12 St Kilda W 111 - 54 9 9 18 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 55
14 Hawthorn L 82 - 96 10 10 20 5 0 1 3 4 0 0 73
15 Carlton W 77 - 89 5 6 11 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 40
16 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 45 9 8 17 8 0 0 0 9 0 0 103
17 Melbourne W 70 - 116 5 6 11 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 49
18 Geelong Cats W 91 - 70 8 4 12 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 61
19 Collingwood D 103 - 103 9 8 17 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 68
20 Port Adelaide W 130 - 46 7 8 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 43
21 Essendon W 80 - 123 8 6 14 9 0 1 1 3 0 0 73
22 Sydney Swans L 80 - 83 3 6 9 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 33
23 West Coast Eagles L 100 - 71 10 6 16 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 70
W1 GWS Giants W 84 - 48 11 5 16 10 0 0 1 3 0 0 82
PF Geelong Cats W 136 - 75 10 1 11 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 63
GF Richmond L 60 - 108 9 11 20 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 76
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 - D: 1 182 174 356 104 0 12 19 66 0 0 1425

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 34
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 56.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2015
Handballs 16 Richmond Rd 6, 2017
Disposals 28 Richmond Rd 6, 2017
Marks 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Melbourne Rd 3, 2015
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 104 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 182 174 356 104 0 12 19 66 0 0 1425
2016 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Adelaide Crows 62 47 109 37 0 6 8 31 0 1 498

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

CLUB AWARDS

State League Club Champion runner-up
2014 (equal)

Q&A

Nickname: Kells, Bull

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: No swearing

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Entrepreneur

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Just live man

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: James Podsiadly

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Night

Favourite footy journalist: Gerard Whateley

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Brian Taylor

Worst injury: Broken wrist

How many text messages do you send a day: 5

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Whatsapp, NFL Game Pass, Instagram

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Barack Obama

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Best concert you’ve been to: Justin Timberlake

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali

Favourite sport other than football: NFL

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Shooting

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Chin Chin

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: G6, grapes, sushi

Three famous people you would like to meet: Barack Obama, Tom Brady

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Good looks