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Sauce in elite company

Sam Jacobs joined illustrious company in becoming a multiple winner of the Showdown Medal

11:44pm Jun 29, 2014

Pair split best-on honours

The coaches couldn't split two in-form Crows on Sunday

10:28am Apr 15, 2014

Jacobs primed for 2014

Sam Jacobs feels he is in the best physical condition of his career

12:20pm Mar 29, 2014

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Sam
Jacobs

Height
202 cm
DOB
10-04-1988
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
22
Career
104
Goals
2014
7
Career
24
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2137
Avg
97
SamJacobs

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Ardrossan
Clubs: Carlton
AFL debut: (Carlton) v Richmond, round 1, 2009
Crows debut: v Carlton, round 5, 2011
Recruited from: Carlton
Brownlow Votes: 11

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

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 significant rewards last season. 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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 34.7
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 97.1

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Handballs 16 Carlton Rd 10
Disposals 25 GWS Giants Rd 5
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 14
Hit-outs 49 St Kilda Rd 23
Tackles 5 Richmond Rd 21
Goals 3 Port Adelaide Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 129 Brisbane Lions Rd 20

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 14 5 19 8 26 0 0 0 1 0 108
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 5 6 11 3 26 0 1 2 0 0 67
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 6 11 17 7 35 0 1 4 0 0 109
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 9 13 22 7 39 1 2 4 0 1 125
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 10 15 25 8 20 0 1 2 0 1 110
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 6 5 11 1 24 0 0 4 0 0 71
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 7 10 17 5 41 0 1 4 0 0 110
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 10 10 20 2 34 2 1 3 0 0 101
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 7 16 23 1 38 1 0 2 0 0 103
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 5 0 5 0 25 0 0 1 0 0 44
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 11 8 19 5 19 0 1 2 0 0 88
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 10 8 18 6 33 0 0 1 0 0 101
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 10 10 20 9 35 0 0 0 0 0 112
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 15 4 19 3 36 2 1 1 3 0 119
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 8 3 11 4 28 0 2 2 1 0 78
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 11 5 16 2 47 0 0 1 0 0 100
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 6 4 10 0 43 2 0 2 0 0 79
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 10 7 17 4 42 1 1 3 0 0 108
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 13 6 19 6 39 1 0 2 2 0 129
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 9 5 14 4 46 0 3 5 0 1 107
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 5 6 11 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 68
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 6 8 14 4 49 1 0 1 0 0 100
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 193 165 358 90 763 11 15 46 7 3 2137

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 104
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 29.6
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 82.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2014
Handballs 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011
Disposals 25 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 14, 2014
Hit-outs 61 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2012
Tackles 7 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2013
Goals 3 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2014
AFL Fantasy 146 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
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

Awards

AFL AWARDS

All-Australian nominee
2012, 2014

 

CLUB AWARDS

Best Team Man
2012

Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
Mitch Grigg

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Scott Thompson

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
Taylor Walker

What is your coach’s favourite saying?
He always seems to have a ‘feeling’ about something

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
Rory Sloane

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
Phil Davis

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Everyone gets six months of holidays and pre-season starts March 1st

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Team Manager of the Australian Cricket Team

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
The Block

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Jason Porplyzia

Who has the worst and why?
Mitch Grigg

What meal is your speciality to cook?
Anything on the BBQ

What is your favourite TV football show?
On The Couch

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Brent Reilly

Who is the worst dressed?
Matthew Jaensch

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Jared Petrenko

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Sleep in, lunch with the girlfriend, arvo spent around the house

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Jennifer Aniston

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Josh Jenkins

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Matthew Jaensch, can tell a story

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Taylor Walker

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Ian Callinan

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?
Mitch Grigg