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Mid-season stats leaders

A statistical overview of Adelaide's AFL season ahead of the Round 14 bye

2:02pm Jun 21, 2018

Stats That Matter: Mid-season

A look at Adelaide's leading AFL statistical leaders so far in 2018

1:18pm Jun 21, 2018

Trio in Team of the Week

Rory Laird earns second consecutive selection in Team of the Week

3:39pm Apr 3, 2018

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Josh
Jenkins

Height
200 cm
DOB
08-02-1989
Weight
108 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2018
13
Career
127
Goals
2018
21
Career
249
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
924
Avg
71
JoshJenkins

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Tyntynder (Vic)/Lake Boga
AFL Clubs: Essendon
Debut: v Geelong Cats, Round 7, 2012
Recruited from: Essendon
Brownlow Votes: 14

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Kicked in excess of 40 goals (45) for the fourth-consecutive season to finish third in Adelaide’s goalkicking. Jenkins missed a month with a rib injury, but played the last 16 straight matches and notched his 100-game milestone in Round 11. Laid a career-high 13 tackles against Carlton and kicked four goals on three occasions, including the Preliminary Final win over Geelong.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Took his game to another level in 2016, kicking a career-best 62 goals for the season. The athletic forward proved to be a difficult match up for opposition teams due to his speed, strength and size. A key member of Adelaide’s potent yet unselfish forward line, Jenkins was equal-seventh in the AFL in goal assists (23) and equal-13th for unique score involvements (177). Also ranked second at the Club for contested marks (30). Named in the 40-man All Australian squad for the first time and finished inside the top 10 in the Crows Club Champion award for the second time in three seasons. Will remain a Crow until at least 2021 after signing a five-year deal in July.

Season by Season

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

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 8.4
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 11.8
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 4.2
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 71.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Melbourne Rd 10
Handballs 7 Fremantle Rd 12
Disposals 16 Fremantle Rd 12
Marks 8 Fremantle Rd 12
Hit-outs 8 GWS Giants Rd 11
Tackles 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 9
Goals 5 Richmond Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 114 Richmond Rd 2

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 99 - 87 6 5 11 5 4 0 3 3 2 2 64
2 Richmond W 118 - 82 12 4 16 6 8 4 0 2 5 2 114
3 St Kilda W 55 - 104 7 3 10 6 5 1 1 4 1 1 71
4 Collingwood L 58 - 106 6 4 10 3 4 2 2 2 0 0 43
5 Sydney Swans W 75 - 85 7 4 11 3 6 2 3 1 3 0 59
6 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 62 10 2 12 7 3 2 0 0 0 3 63
7 Carlton W 125 - 70 7 3 10 7 6 0 0 2 3 2 82
8 Port Adelaide L 95 - 90 10 1 11 6 3 1 0 1 1 1 65
9 Western Bulldogs W 63 - 26 6 2 8 0 1 3 3 9 1 0 59
10 Melbourne L 146 - 55 12 2 14 7 3 1 1 4 1 1 85
11 GWS Giants L 81 - 97 10 3 13 6 8 0 0 5 1 3 91
12 Fremantle L 71 - 68 9 7 16 8 1 0 0 1 2 0 82
13 Hawthorn L 88 - 32 7 4 11 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 46
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 7 109 44 153 65 54 19 15 36 21 16 924

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 127
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 11.9
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 4.4
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 70.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Handballs 9 Essendon Rd 21, 2017
Disposals 24 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Hit-outs 13 Essendon Rd 19, 2016
Tackles 13 Carlton Rd 15, 2017
Goals 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2016
AFL Fantasy 156 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Adelaide Crows 109 44 153 65 54 19 15 36 21 16 924
2017 Adelaide Crows 189 88 277 110 109 24 21 52 45 22 1643
2016 Adelaide Crows 195 95 290 122 135 23 11 46 62 29 1851
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
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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

Awards

AFL AWARDS

All Australian nominee
2016

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