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Ricky Henderson News

Hendo not haunted by break

Ricky Henderson says he has full confidence in his body a year on from a horrific leg injury

2:42pm Feb 18, 2015

Hendo's hanging around

Ricky Henderson has signed a contract extension which will see him remain at Adelaide until at least the end of 2017

11:23am Jul 24, 2014

Ricky back on the run

In his first AFL game of the season, Ricky Henderson gained more metreage than any other player

9:44am Jul 6, 2014

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Ricky
Henderson

Height
188 cm
DOB
11-09-1988
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
6
Career
70
Goals
2015
1
Career
40
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
420
Avg
70
RickyHenderson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Trentham
Debut: v Bulldogs, Round 5, 2010
Recruited from: Trentham
Brownlow Votes: 6

A standout throughout pre-season, Henderson suffered a cruel twist of fate when he broke his leg during a training session in February. The long-kicking utility spent four months on the sidelines before making his return against GWS at Spotless Stadium. Henderson played the next seven matches and averaged 17 disposals a game in an encouraging finish to the season.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Henderson enjoyed a breakout season in 2013, establishing himself as a versatile ‘swingman’. The athletic utility played a variety of roles, but seemed most comfortable in defence where his height, speed and ability to read the play were paramount in the absence of the injured Brent Reilly. Unfortunately, Henderson was also struck down by injury – he had minor knee surgery, which put a premature end to his season after 14 games. Still, he gave Crows fans an exciting glimpse of what’s to come.  

Season by Season

The basketball convert missed a chunk of the season with an ankle injury, but showed glimpses of his enormous potential in matches. A versatile athlete, Henderson switched between a wing and defence early in the year and kicked a career-best six goals playing as a forward against Port Adelaide in Round 15. Another player to commit to the Club in 2012, Henderson is on track to reach the 50-game milestone in 2013

Season by Season

After emerging as a surprise packet in attack in 2010, Henderson pushed up onto a wing last season. The shift gave the former basketballer greater freedom, allowing him to use his dangerous pace to exploit opposition teams. The 23-year-old, who battled a hip complaint in the latter stages of the season, kicked 12 goals in 18 matches and ranked No.1 at the Club for creating turnovers that led to Adelaide scores. His performance against the Western Bulldogs in Round 13, where he gathered 28 disposals and took nine marks, was a highlight.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 13.2
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 19.2
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 70.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Collingwood Rd 2
Handballs 9 Collingwood Rd 2
Disposals 25 Collingwood Rd 2
Marks 6 Collingwood Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 St Kilda Rd 7
Goals 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 92 Collingwood Rd 2

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 140 - 63 10 2 12 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 46
2 Collingwood W 63 - 90 16 9 25 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 92
3 Melbourne W 80 - 55 14 2 16 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 62
4 Western Bulldogs L 125 - 68 11 7 18 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 68
5 Port Adelaide L 91 - 115 13 8 21 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 71
6 Gold Coast Suns W 78 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 St Kilda W 119 - 73 15 8 23 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 81
8 GWS Giants L 108 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
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: 3 79 36 115 25 0 1 1 8 1 0 420

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 70
    • Kicks 9.4
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 63.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2013
Handballs 14 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2014
Disposals 32 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2013
Marks 11 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2012
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 12, 2013
Tackles 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2011
Goals 6 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2012
AFL Fantasy 133 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 79 36 115 25 0 1 1 8 1 0 420
2014 Adelaide Crows 91 44 135 37 0 7 5 7 0 2 494
2013 Adelaide Crows 188 82 270 85 1 10 3 26 5 5 1124
2012 Adelaide Crows 99 53 152 54 0 3 8 11 9 2 644
2011 Adelaide Crows 123 82 205 68 0 9 14 46 12 10 970
2010 Adelaide Crows 86 73 159 59 0 10 6 31 13 8 783

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 Gold Coast, Round 14, 2013

Q&A

Your nickname: Hendo

One word to describe you: Relaxed

Favourite player to watch growing up: Larry Bird

Who has had the most influence on your career: Peter Jonas

Toughest individual opponent: A patch of grass at the MCG

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Sam Siggins

Thriftiest player at your club: Mitch Grigg

The next big thing at your club: Players’ room

The smartest thing you have been told: 9 + 10 = 21

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Vegas

Do you have any strange phobias: Always shake the last bit of a Coke bottle

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Dapto Races

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Dexter’s Lab

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Horse trainer

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Cereal and water

Your last meal would be: Enuf burgers

Your favourite holiday destination: Mildura

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

What are your three essential items: Phone, car, bowling machine

Most useless thing you have bought: Bowling machine

Best subject at school: Maths

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: UFC