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Crows look to tie up stars

With the CBA signed off, Adelaide will ramp up efforts to re-sign Jake Lever and Mitch McGovern

12:07pm Jun 21, 2017

Fast start focus reaps record score

Defender Jake Lever says the first quarter was a focus for the Crows against Essendon

7:04pm Apr 17, 2017

Solid start for Crow duo

Jake Lever and Scott Thompson have made successful returns from injury in Saturday’s SANFL trial

8:39pm Mar 25, 2017

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Jake
Lever

Height
195 cm
DOB
05-03-1996
Weight
93 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2017
15
Career
51
Goals
2017
1
Career
3
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1049
Avg
70
JakeLever

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Romsey (Vic)/Calder U18
AFL debut: v Gold Coast, Round Six, 2015
Recruited from: Calder Cannons
Brownlow votes: -

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The young defender rebounded from the disappointment of missing out on finals last year to play every game of Season 2016. He became an important player in the Crows’ back six, supporting fellow talls Daniel Talia and Kyle Hartigan. A strong reader of the play, Lever ranked sixth in the AFL for intercept possessions (176) and also launched a Club-high 27 goals for the season from defence. Kicked his first AFL goal in Round 21 against Fremantle and earned himself a Goal of the Year nomination.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Adelaide’s first pick (No.14 overall) in the 2014 National Draft, Lever exceeded all expectations in his debut AFL season, playing 12 games. The competitive and composed defender, who missed all of 2014 after rupturing his ACL at AIS-AFL Academy training, made his comeback in an SANFL trial in April. Lever forced his way into the senior Crows team after only four games in the State League, selected to make his AFL debut against Gold Coast in Round Six. He earned a Rising Star nomination for his standout performance in Adelaide’s Round 17 win over the Suns and was rewarded with a contract extension. Followed in the footsteps of mentor Daniel Talia by winning the Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy, which recognises outstanding and professional attention to detail.

Season by Season

Selected with Adelaide’s first pick (No.14) in the 2014 AFL National Draft, Lever is a competitive and aggressive backman, who hates getting beaten. He can shut down an opponent while also providing good rebound and has excellent leadership skills, having captained Victoria Metro as a 17-year-old. Missed the entire 2014 season after rupturing his ACL at training with the AIS-AFL Academy, but showed professionalism in his approach to rehabilitation and will be ready to go in 2015.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 6.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 69.9

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Fremantle Rd 10
Handballs 11 Richmond Rd 6
Disposals 29 Fremantle Rd 10
Marks 11 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 6
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 15
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 111 Fremantle Rd 10

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants W 147 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Hawthorn W 89 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide W 83 - 100 5 4 9 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 37
4 Essendon W 153 - 88 8 5 13 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 50
5 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 153 8 6 14 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 51
6 Richmond W 140 - 64 9 11 20 8 1 0 1 1 0 0 75
7 North Melbourne L 145 - 86 9 4 13 5 0 2 1 4 1 1 72
8 Melbourne L 66 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions W 60 - 140 13 7 20 7 0 2 2 1 0 0 74
10 Fremantle W 143 - 43 20 9 29 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 111
11 Geelong Cats L 96 - 74 8 6 14 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 61
12 St Kilda W 111 - 54 15 5 20 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 79
14 Hawthorn L 82 - 96 8 7 15 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 68
15 Carlton W 77 - 89 8 6 14 3 0 3 0 6 0 0 72
16 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 45 16 6 22 11 0 2 2 3 0 0 101
17 Melbourne W 70 - 116 8 2 10 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 55
18 Geelong Cats W 91 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood D 103 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide W 130 - 46 12 6 18 8 0 3 1 2 0 0 80
21 Essendon W 80 - 123 10 4 14 3 0 3 1 4 0 0 63
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 15 - L: 4 - D: 1 157 88 245 95 1 23 10 29 1 1 1049

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 51
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 15.4
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 61.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Fremantle Rd 10, 2017
Handballs 12 Fremantle Rd 6, 2016
Disposals 30 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 6, 2017
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 15, 2017
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 7, 2017
AFL Fantasy 119 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 157 88 245 95 1 23 10 29 1 1 1049
2016 Adelaide Crows 248 130 378 124 0 17 25 24 2 3 1429
2015 Adelaide Crows 108 56 164 60 1 7 10 14 0 0 650

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

Milestones

50 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide, Round 20, 2017

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy
2015

Mark Bickley Emerging Talent
2016

AFL AWARDS

Rising Star nominee
2015

AFLCA Best Young Player third place
2016

Q&A

Nickname: Snake

What was your best break in life: Collarbone

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Don’t be an idiot

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

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: “One life, one chance” – Mitch Grigg

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Rohan Hattotuwa

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Friday night

Favourite footy journalist: Mark Howard

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Brian Taylor

Worst injury: ACL

How many text messages do you send a day: 20

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Safari, Twitter, Instagram

Favourite Twitter account you follow: NBA Official

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Anything One Direction

Best concert you’ve been to: None

Where did you holiday after last season: Palm Cove, Bali

Favourite sport other than football: UFC/Boxing

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Little NNQ

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Phone

Three famous people you would like to meet: Kevin Durant, Lee Kernaghan, Tom Brady

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