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Riley
Knight

Height
181 cm
DOB
27-03-1995
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2018
6
Career
37
Goals
2018
4
Career
25
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
396
Avg
66
RileyKnight

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: South Clare (SA)/St Peter's College/Woodville-West Torrens
Debut: v West Coast, Round 15, 2015
Recruited from: Woodville-West Torrens/St Peter’s College (SA)
Brownlow votes: -

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Played a personal best 19 games in 2017 including the last 12 of the season. Knight continued to develop as a half-forward, but was also tried as a tagger and played on the likes of Geelong captain Joel Selwood. The hard-running and aggressive ball winner collected a career-high 22 disposals against the Sydney Swans in Round 22. In his fifth season at the Club, Knight is ready to put his place in Adelaide’s best side beyond doubt.

Season by Season

Season by Season

A pre-season ankle injury interrupted Knight’s start to the year. He missed all of the NAB Challenge but recovered in time to play Adelaide’s SANFL season-opener. Knight starred early at State League level, claiming 48 possessions and kicking five goals in the opening two rounds. Was rewarded as a late inclusion for Adelaide’s Round Three clash with Richmond but couldn’t retain his place in the senior side. A lingering nerve issue in his ankle then forced him onto the sidelines for a significant part of the season. Was finally cleared to return to SANFL action in Round 20 and immediately pressed for a senior recall, named as an emergency in Adelaide’s two AFL finals. Will be targeting an injury-free run in Season 2017.

Season by Season

A breakout year for the hard-running half-forward. Knight overcame a pre-season ankle injury and returned through the SANFL in Round Seven, where he amassed 26 possessions in his first game of the year. A string of strong performances saw Knight force his way into the senior team, where he kicked two goals on debut against West Coast in Round 15. His strong work ethic and neat skills saw him retain his spot for the remainder of the season. Not one to be overawed by the big stage, Knight played a key role in Adelaide's Elimination Final win at the MCG with two goals and 15 possessions.

Season by Season

Knight was one of the great success stories in Adelaide’s maiden year in the SANFL. He played every game in his first season of league football and built a reputation as one of best runners in the side. Knight was influential with 20 possessions and two goals in the Club’s first-ever SANFL victory in Round Three, and relished the wet conditions against West Adelaide with 24 possessions and a goal. The half-forward finished joint runner-up in Adelaide’s SANFL Best and Fairest Award.

Season by Season

The South Australian utility joined Adelaide with its second and final pick (No.46 overall) in the 2013 AFL National Draft. From Woodville-West Torrens and St Peter’s College, Knight has elite endurance, an excellent work-rate and is renowned for his professionalism. He played as a defensive half-forward in the victorious SA team at the Under-18 National Championships and racked up 37 possessions, eight marks, five clearances and nine inside 50ms for the Eagles Under-18s in Round Two. Originally from Clare in country SA.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 7.8
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 2.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 66.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 18
Handballs 13 Melbourne Rd 19
Disposals 22 Melbourne Rd 19
Marks 5 Melbourne Rd 19
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Melbourne Rd 19
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 101 Melbourne Rd 19

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Richmond W 118 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 St Kilda W 55 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Collingwood L 58 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Sydney Swans W 75 - 85 2 7 9 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 34
6 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 62 8 9 17 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 65
7 Carlton W 125 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide L 95 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Western Bulldogs W 63 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Melbourne L 146 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants L 81 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle L 71 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn L 88 - 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond L 103 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats W 112 - 97 8 6 14 1 0 3 1 7 0 2 69
18 Brisbane Lions W 88 - 93 12 5 17 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 74
19 Melbourne L 77 - 90 9 13 22 5 0 2 2 9 0 1 101
20 Port Adelaide W 96 - 93 8 7 15 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 53
21 GWS Giants L 106 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 10 47 47 94 13 0 9 5 25 4 4 396

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 37
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 14.0
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 62.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2018
Handballs 13 Melbourne Rd 19, 2018
Disposals 22 Melbourne Rd 19, 2018
Marks 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 GWS Giants W1, 2017
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2018
AFL Fantasy 101 Melbourne Rd 19, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Adelaide Crows 47 47 94 13 0 9 5 25 4 4 396
2017 Adelaide Crows 123 156 279 76 0 17 8 76 13 7 1291
2016 Adelaide Crows 2 8 10 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 33
2015 Adelaide Crows 62 74 136 36 0 6 8 26 8 5 581

Legend

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FF
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T
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B
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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

State League Club Champion runner-up
2014 (equal)

Q&A

Nickname: Boogie

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Learn to read

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Student

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Connor McGregor

Morning or evening person: Lunch person

Favourite timeslot to play in: Midday

Favourite footy journalist: Strauchanie

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Dipper

Worst injury: Ankle

How many text messages do you send a day: More than 150

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Maria Sharapova

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Venga Boys – We Like To Party

Best concert you’ve been to: Never been to one

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali

Favourite sport other than football: Tennis

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: KFC

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

Any special hobbies or interests: Water skiing

Three famous people you would like to meet: Roger Federer, Kanye West, Jesus

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Memories