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On this day: Jacobs' ruck record

Sam Jacobs broke the modern-day AFL record for hit-outs on this day in 2012

7:00am Jul 7, 2016

Sauce back on course

Sam Jacobs credits an opening round litmus test against Todd Goldstein for fixing flaws in his game

9:27am May 7, 2016

Crows big scoring Sauce

Sam Jacobs delivered on his ‘tall mid’ tag at Adelaide Oval on Saturday

9:06am May 1, 2016

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Sam
Jacobs

Height
202 cm
DOB
10-04-1988
Weight
102 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2016
17
Career
144
Goals
2016
7
Career
35
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1604
Avg
94
SamJacobs

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Club: Ardrossan
AFL Clubs: Carlton
Debut: v Richmond, Round 1, 2009
Recruited from: Carlton
Brownlow Votes: 15

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Cemented his position as one of the game’s premier ruckmen in 2015. Jacobs played every game of the season and finished third in the League for hit-outs and hit-outs to advantage. His total of 859 hit-outs is an Adelaide Football Club season record. While dominating in the ruck, Jacobs continued to provide an option around the ground and averaged 15.4 possessions per game. He finished fourth in Adelaide's best and fairest count and signed a new long-term contract that will seem him most likely finish his career as a Crow. Returns to the senior leadership group in 2016.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Jacobs was unlucky to miss out on All-Australian selection after being named in the squad of 40 for the second time in three years. The influential big man, who played all 22 games, was the No.1 ruckman according to Champion Data Rankings in 2014. He led the AFL in hit-outs to advantage (257); collected more disposals (358); took more marks (90) and generated more rebound 50ms than any other dedicated ruckman. Finished equal-fourth in the Crows Club Champion award and celebrated his 100th game in Round 19.

Season by Season

Jacobs played every game in 2013, shouldering the majority of Adelaide’s ruck duties. While he didn’t reach the heights of his brilliant 2012 season, the 202cm Crow still ranked third in the AFL for hit-outs (622) and hit-outs to advantage (187). Included in the senior leadership group for the first time in 2013.

Season by Season

Unlucky to miss out on All-Australian selection, Jacobs established himself as one of the premier ruckmen in the competition in 2012. The former Carlton rookie took the lion’s share of Adelaide’s ruck contests, missing only one match, and leading the competition in hit-outs to advantage. Jacobs, who notched up his 50th game during the season, had a record 61 hit-outs against Port Adelaide in Round 15 – a performance which earned him the Balfours Showdown Medal for best on ground.

Season by Season

Adelaide targeted the ex-Carlton recruit in the 2010 trade week and the move reaped instant rewards. After overcoming a pre-season hamstring complaint, Jacobs made his Crows debut in Round Five and quickly established himself as the Club’s No.1 ruckman, holding his place for the rest of the season. The former rookie added impetus to Adelaide’s midfield and also created a presence around the ground. He ranked fifth in the AFL for hit-outs, averaging 32 per game and with only 36 games of experience has enormous upside.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 32.8
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 94.4

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 11
Handballs 13 Fremantle Rd 6
Disposals 24 St Kilda Rd 11
Marks 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Hit-outs 41 Geelong Cats Rd 18
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 16
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 134 St Kilda Rd 11

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 4 6 10 3 35 0 0 1 1 0 78
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 5 10 15 2 41 1 2 1 0 0 81
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 8 9 17 2 28 0 2 2 0 0 78
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 6 10 16 1 35 3 1 2 0 0 84
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 6 11 17 3 40 2 0 1 0 1 96
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 8 13 21 6 30 0 0 2 0 0 106
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 6 8 14 3 27 0 2 3 1 0 82
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 14 6 20 4 37 1 0 1 0 0 108
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 10 2 12 4 29 2 1 2 0 0 82
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 5 4 9 0 27 0 0 4 0 0 66
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 16 8 24 6 27 2 0 4 1 1 134
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 9 5 14 7 36 0 1 5 0 1 112
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 9 7 16 4 32 3 0 0 0 1 89
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 9 6 15 2 29 0 0 2 0 0 82
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 9 6 15 3 36 1 1 5 3 0 120
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 13 4 17 5 27 1 0 3 1 0 108
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 9 5 14 3 41 2 1 3 0 0 98
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 5 146 120 266 58 557 18 11 41 7 4 1604

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 144
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 31.2
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 86.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Handballs 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011
Disposals 25 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 20, 2015
Hit-outs 61 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2012
Tackles 7 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2013
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 16, 2016
AFL Fantasy 146 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Adelaide Crows 146 120 266 58 557 18 11 41 7 4 1604
2015 Adelaide Crows 205 151 356 97 859 24 19 46 4 6 2248
2014 Adelaide Crows 193 165 358 90 763 11 15 46 7 3 2137
2013 Adelaide Crows 143 105 248 71 622 19 13 42 4 5 1651
2012 Adelaide Crows 190 131 321 98 743 20 17 34 7 8 2024
2011 Adelaide Crows 110 129 239 83 611 23 19 57 3 8 1668
2010 Carlton 53 95 148 37 286 17 19 53 2 2 932
2009 Carlton 9 24 33 12 58 6 6 4 1 0 179

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 Port Adelaide, Round 15, 2012
100 AFL Games: v West Coast, Round 19, 2014
100 AFC Games: v West Coast, Round 15, 2015

Awards

AFL AWARDS

All Australian Nominee
2012
2014

Showdown Medal
2012, Round 15
2014, Round 15

 

CLUB AWARDS

Best Team Man
2012

Q&A

Nickname: Sauce

What was your best break in life: Traded back to Adelaide

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Look after your teeth, they cost a lot of money

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

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: If you want something bad you will find a way, if not you will find an excuse

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Nathan van Berlo

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Saturday afternoon

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Damien Fleming

Worst injury: Torn Planta fascia

How many text messages do you send a day: 5-10

Three phone apps you can’t live without: NBA Fantasy, Twitter, Westpac

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Titus O’Reily

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: One Direction

Best concert you’ve been to: Ed Sheeran

Where did you holiday after last season: New Zealand

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Kefi

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Lawn mower, tennis ball, food

Any special hobbies or interests: House care

Three famous people you would like to meet: LeBron James, Barack Obama, Jennifer Aniston

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