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Jenkins resets goalkicking radar

AFTER reviewing Adelaide's games and watching his shots on goal, Josh Jenkins says the reason he's struggled to convert his opportunities became obvious

11:44am May 31, 2013

My Home Town: Josh Jenkins

Josh Jenkins tells us about his home town, Swan Hill, in the first of new series

12:01pm May 30, 2013

No need for Jenkins scans

Josh Jenkins won't require scans on his knee despite initial reports

11:11am May 20, 2013

Latest Player Video

Jenkins' Big Grab!

3:34pm  May 4, 2012

Senior List

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Josh
Jenkins

Height
198 cm
DOB
08-02-1989
Weight
104 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
2
Career
30
Goals
2014
4
Career
39
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
194
Avg
97
JoshJenkins

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Tyntynder/Lake Boga
Clubs: Essendon
Debut: v Geelong Cats, round 7, 2012
Recruited from: Essendon rookie list
Brownlow Votes: -

Jenkins made excellent progress in 2013, stepping up to help fill the void left by injured spearhead Taylor Walker. The powerfully-built forward/ruckman played every game until a fractured leg in Round 17 put an abrupt end to his season. The former Essendon rookie kicked 24 goals, including a career-high four in Round Seven, to finish third in Adelaide’s goalkicking. Still raw in football terms and will only get better with experience.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Recruited from Essendon during the 2011 trade period, Jenkins provided plenty of excitement in his first year in Crows colours. The athletic and competitive former basketballer played 11 games, switching between the ruck and attack. He also kicked 11 goals, including a brilliant running goal against Carlton at Etihad Stadium in Round Eight.

The Crows identified Jenkins as a trade-week priority after losing ruckman Ivan Maric to Richmond, as well as key-position players Jack Gunston (Hawthorn), Phil Davis (Greater Western Sydney) and Scott Stevens (retired). A deal was reached in the dying minutes of the AFL exchange period, with Adelaide agreeing to send pick No.31 to Essendon in exchange for the untried rookie. The 197cm basketball convert had a strong 2011 season playing in the ruck with Essendon’s VFL affiliate, Bendigo and also has the capacity to play in attack or defence.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 3.5
    • Disposals 16.5
    • Marks 9.0
    • Hit-Outs 3.5
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 97.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 St Kilda Rd 4
Handballs 5 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Disposals 17 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 4
Hit-outs 4 St Kilda Rd 4
Tackles 3 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Goals 4 St Kilda Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 108 St Kilda Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 12 5 17 7 3 0 0 3 0 4 86
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 14 2 16 11 4 0 0 0 4 1 108
5 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 3 26 7 33 18 7 0 0 3 4 5 194

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 30
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 11.7
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 4.3
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 65.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2013
Handballs 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 17, 2012
Disposals 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 17, 2012
Marks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2013
Hit-outs 11 Western Bulldogs Rd 4, 2013
Tackles 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 4, 2013
Goals 4 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014
AFL Fantasy 108 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Adelaide Crows 26 7 33 18 7 0 0 3 4 5 194
2013 Adelaide Crows 142 59 201 78 61 18 14 29 24 24 1099
2012 Adelaide Crows 74 43 117 50 61 6 5 24 11 3 675

Legend

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Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
Angus Graham

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Tim ‘Death’ McIntyre

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
Me

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
Rory Sloane

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
Gary Ablett (fair dinkum question)

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Hunger and war

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
NBA Analyst

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Keeping up with the Kardashians

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Me

Who has the worst and why?
Ex-Crow Aidan Riley

What meal is your speciality to cook?
Tuna Casserole

What is your favourite TV football show?
After The Bounce

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Me

Who is the worst dressed?
Tom Lynch

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Ricky Henderson

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Watching ESPN and ESPN2

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Jo Parish from Blue Heelers

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Patrick Dangerfield

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Tom Lynch, maniac

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Tex Walker, and will get fined

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Ian Callinan

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?
Mitch Grigg