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Jenkins feared for friend

Josh Jenkins' heart was in his mouth when Tom Lynch went down after another high knock on Sunday

9:44pm Mar 2, 2015

JJ to give goals away

He was second in Adelaide's goalkicking last year, but Josh Jenkins wants to give away more majors

8:00am Feb 28, 2015

No rest for Jenkins

Josh Jenkins says he isn't banking on less attention from opposition sides despite Taylor Walker's progress

1:37pm Jan 29, 2015

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Josh
Jenkins

Height
198 cm
DOB
08-02-1989
Weight
104 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
5
Career
53
Goals
2015
8
Career
83
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
303
Avg
61
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: 3

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

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

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 6.4
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 5.2
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 60.6

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Handballs 7 North Melbourne Rd 1
Disposals 14 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Marks 7 North Melbourne Rd 1
Hit-outs 8 Port Adelaide Rd 5
Tackles 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Goals 3 North Melbourne Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 86 North Melbourne Rd 1

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 140 - 63 7 7 14 7 3 0 0 2 3 1 86
2 Collingwood W 63 - 90 7 5 12 4 6 1 0 1 1 1 61
3 Melbourne W 80 - 55 4 3 7 2 6 1 1 2 1 1 43
4 Western Bulldogs L 125 - 68 11 3 14 5 3 0 0 2 1 1 72
5 Port Adelaide L 91 - 115 3 4 7 1 8 0 1 1 2 0 41
6 Gold Coast Suns W 78 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 St Kilda W 119 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 2 32 22 54 19 26 2 2 8 8 4 303

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 53
    • Kicks 7.8
    • Handballs 3.5
    • Disposals 11.4
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 3.8
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 63.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2013
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 5 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2014
AFL Fantasy 108 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 32 22 54 19 26 2 2 8 8 4 303
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

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Q&A

Your nickname: JJ

One word to describe you: Observant

Favourite player to watch growing up: Matthew Richardson

Who has had the most influence on your career: Grandmother

Toughest individual opponent: Eric Mackenzie

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Ricky Henderson

Thriftiest player at your club: Eddie Betts

The next big thing at your club: Reilly O’Brien

The smartest thing you have been told: Buy a dog

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Arizona for the Super Bowl

Do you have any strange phobias: No

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Sports Center

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Rugrats

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: NFL Coach

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Toasted sandwich

Your last meal would be: Pizza

Your favourite holiday destination: Any US city with pro sports teams

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Dave Hughes

What are your three essential items: Foxtel, TV and mineral water

Most useless thing you have bought: Bobbleheads

Best subject at school: English

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: NFL Playoffs