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Tex, my fave teammate

Rory Sloane says there’s no one he enjoys playing alongside more than Taylor Walker

11:54am Sep 10, 2014

Mo is less for Tex

The mo is gone & it might not be back after Taylor Walker’s stunning return to form on Sunday

7:08pm Jun 1, 2014

Danger lauds 'Tex' factor

Patrick Dangerfield couldn’t contain his excitement when Taylor Walker was introduced to the Adelaide Oval crowd for the first time

12:28pm May 16, 2014

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9:03am  Sep 29, 2014

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10:08am  Sep 16, 2014

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11:24am  Sep 11, 2014

Senior List

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Taylor
Walker

Height
192 cm
DOB
25-04-1990
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
15
Career
84
Goals
2014
34
Career
197
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1099
Avg
73
TaylorWalker

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: North Broken Hill
Debut: v Collingwood, round 1, 2009
Recruited from: Broken Hill (NSW Scholarship selection)
Brownlow Votes: 14

Walker’s season came to a cruel end when he seriously injured his knee against Carlton in Round Five. The Crows spearhead underwent reconstructive surgery, which was a success but confined him to a knee brace and crutches for three months. The two-time leading goalkicker was remarkably upbeat throughout and maintained a strong presence in the playing group. Is progressing well in his 12-month rehabilitation, but won’t be rushed back until he’s absolutely ready.

Season by Season

Season by Season

One of the most-improved players in the competition, Walker emerged as a genuine superstar of the game in 2012. The young forward developed greater consistency and improved the defensive side of the game to top Adelaide’s goalkicking with 63 goals. The All-Australian nominee missed six games through suspension and injury, but recorded the second-highest goal per game average (3.3) behind Hawthorn star Lance Franklin. Stepped up on the September stage, kicking nine goals in the Club’s last two finals.

Season by Season

The gifted forward overcame numerous setbacks to finish the season as Adelaide’s leading goalkicker, kicking 32 goals from only 13 games to rank sixth in the AFL for goals per game (averaging 2.5). An undeniable talent, Walker is continuing to work on his consistency and is developing as a leader within the Crows forward line.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 9.2
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 5.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 2.3
    • AFL Fantasy 73.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Handballs 9 GWS Giants Rd 16
Disposals 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 19
Goals 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 122 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 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 11 6 17 7 0 0 1 3 0 4 79
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 9 4 13 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 58
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 16 6 22 10 0 1 2 0 5 1 116
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 7 4 11 3 0 2 1 2 0 2 47
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 9 4 13 7 0 0 2 2 2 1 71
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 9 8 17 9 0 1 1 2 2 1 89
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 9 6 15 4 0 1 2 3 2 0 70
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 3 9 12 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 46
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 8 2 10 6 0 0 1 1 2 1 60
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 7 7 14 5 0 0 1 0 3 1 66
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 10 4 14 3 0 0 4 4 4 1 76
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 14 7 21 6 0 2 0 2 6 2 122
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 10 3 13 4 0 1 2 2 2 2 65
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 7 6 13 6 0 1 0 0 2 1 65
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 9 6 15 6 0 0 3 0 3 3 69
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 138 82 220 84 0 10 21 24 34 22 1099

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 84
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 12.1
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 2.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Melbourne Rd 22, 2012
Handballs 9 GWS Giants Rd 16, 2014
Disposals 25 Melbourne Rd 22, 2012
Marks 16 Melbourne Rd 22, 2012
Hit-outs 2 Sydney Swans W1, 2012
Tackles 6 Sydney Swans Rd 13, 2009
Goals 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2014
AFL Fantasy 148 Melbourne Rd 22, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Adelaide Crows 138 82 220 84 0 10 21 24 34 22 1099
2013 Adelaide Crows 40 21 61 23 0 8 10 8 10 6 307
2012 Adelaide Crows 191 82 273 128 2 20 21 28 63 35 1605
2011 Adelaide Crows 85 61 146 61 0 8 10 9 32 13 779
2010 Adelaide Crows 144 69 213 84 2 10 24 30 35 28 1120
2009 Adelaide Crows 88 22 110 56 0 8 13 25 23 19 702

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

CLUB AWARDS

Leading Goal Kicker
2012 ,2011

Best Team Man
2014

Q&A

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

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
Jaensch: “I don’t like this thumb tape... why? Because it brings my kicking efficiency down from 98% to 97%”

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?
Nathan van Berlo

What is your coach’s favourite saying?
“This is what Geelong do... Geelong did this...”

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?
Steven Motlop

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Taxes

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Professional sleeper

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Home & Away

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Porps, old fashioned classics

Who has the worst and why?
Brad Crouch, every song he hears he sings along to it

What meal is your speciality to cook?
The brew

What is your favourite TV football show?
Mangrook Footy Show

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Ricky Henderson

Who is the worst dressed?
Rory Laird

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Jarryd Lyons or Rory Sloane

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Beach, something active, coffee, stir up one the boys and call a couple of mates to say g’day

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Bec Hewitt/Cartwright

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Tom Lynch or Mitch Grigg

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Jaenschy, because he gets all his jokes off me

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

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Charlie Cameron and Sam Siggins

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?
Mitch Grigg, Sam Kerridge and Angus Graham