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Sharpshooter into Team of the Week

Josh Jenkins has been recognised in the AFL’s Team of the Week following his eight-goal effort against the Western Bulldogs

10:01am May 10, 2016

Another eight for Jenkins

Josh Jenkins earned votes from the coaches at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night

5:40pm May 9, 2016

A full forward line

The NAB Challenge could become a shootout for spots in Adelaide's forward line, says Josh Jenkins

1:30pm Feb 4, 2016

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Josh
Jenkins

Height
199 cm
DOB
08-02-1989
Weight
107 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2016
9
Career
78
Goals
2016
26
Career
147
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
687
Avg
76
JoshJenkins

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Tyntynder/Lake Boga
AFL Clubs: Essendon
Debut: v Geelong Cats, Round 7, 2012
Recruited from: Essendon rookie list
Brownlow Votes: 6

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Overcame an early-season hip complaint, which saw him miss two matches, to kick a personal best 46 goals and finish third in Adelaide’s goalkicking. The agile Crow improved his goalkicking accuracy and also his contested marking, and ranked No.1 at the Crows (31) for contested marks in 2015. Lightning quick and weighing 106 kilograms, the 198cm basketball convert is a nightmare match-up for opposition teams and, along with Taylor Walker, forms one of the most potent key-forward combinations in the AFL. Notched up his 50th game against Collingwood in Round Two.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The former basketballer took giant strides in 2014. Jenkins was left out of the AFL team in the opening two rounds as he continued to build confidence in the leg that he fractured in an awkward landing at Patersons Stadium in Round 18, 2013. The athletic forward returned to the senior Crows team in Round Three and played every game from there on. Jenkins kicked 40 goals (ranked 15th in the AFL) in his 20 games, including a career-high five goals against Hawthorn in Round 17. He was also tried in defence late in the season. Signed a two-year contract extension, tying him to the Club until at least the end of 2016.

Season by Season

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

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.

Season by Season

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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 5.0
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 2.9
    • AFL Fantasy 76.3

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Handballs 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Disposals 16 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Marks 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
Hit-outs 9 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Tackles 4 Hawthorn Rd 5
Goals 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 109 Western Bulldogs Rd 7

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 8 2 10 5 5 1 1 1 5 0 80
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 10 3 13 7 5 1 0 2 4 2 97
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 4 7 11 5 7 0 1 2 1 1 60
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 10 6 16 4 9 3 0 3 1 3 87
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 6 1 7 4 1 1 0 4 2 0 62
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 5 6 11 4 5 1 0 3 2 1 70
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 9 4 13 7 3 1 1 1 8 0 109
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 9 1 10 3 4 1 1 2 2 0 60
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 6 7 13 4 6 0 1 2 1 1 62
10 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
11 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 4 67 37 104 43 45 9 5 20 26 8 687

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 78
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 3.5
    • Disposals 11.5
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 3.9
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 1.9
    • AFL Fantasy 66.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Carlton Rd 10, 2015
Handballs 8 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Disposals 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 17, 2012
Marks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2013
Hit-outs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11, 2014
Tackles 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 4, 2013
Goals 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2016
AFL Fantasy 109 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Adelaide Crows 67 37 104 43 45 9 5 20 26 8 687
2015 Adelaide Crows 173 68 241 108 79 13 22 28 46 21 1414
2014 Adelaide Crows 170 64 234 86 55 12 8 27 40 26 1313
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

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 Collingwood, Round Two, 2015

Q&A

Nickname: JJ

What was your best break in life: Chance in the AFL

Best piece of advice your grandmother gave you: Don’t forget where you come from

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: NFL beat writer

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: No

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Kevin Garnett

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Night

Favourite footy journalist: Gerard Whateley

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Gerard Whateley

Worst injury: Broken ankle

How many text messages do you send a day: Plenty

Three phone apps you can’t live without: NFL, Aus Trot

Favourite Twitter account you follow: @MickStanley80

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: None

Best concert you’ve been to: Coldplay

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali and Swan Hill

Favourite sport other than football: NFL

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes, I think

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Curious Squire

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: NFL Game Pass, iPhone, Wi-Fi

Any special hobbies or interests: The trots

Three famous people you would like to meet: Kevin Garnett