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Taylor Walker News

In my own words: Taylor Walker

"As my career is coming to the back end, I feel the time is right for someone else to lead this great Club."

3:22pm Sep 4, 2019

Walker steps down as captain

Taylor Walker has decided to step down as captain of the Adelaide Football Club

3:22pm Sep 4, 2019

"We've underachieved as a Club this year": Walker

Taylor Walker says there needs to be change at the Club

12:01pm Aug 28, 2019

Latest Player Video

Season Snippet: Taylor Walker

6:15pm  Sep 13, 2019

Taylor Walker GOTY Nomination

11:46am  Aug 13, 2018

Jacob's Journey

9:01am  Jul 8, 2018

Senior List

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Taylor
Walker

CO-CAPTAIN

Height
193 cm
DOB
25-04-1990
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2019
22
Career
189
Goals
2019
43
Career
426
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1386
Avg
63
TaylorWalker

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

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Taylor Walker, the boy from Broken Hill, became Adelaide’s first AFL NSW Scholarship player in 2006. Prior to being drafted in 2007, he guided North Broken Hill to a premiership, booting seven goals, and was named best-on-ground despite being just 17. He had a breakout year in 2011, kicking 63 goals. He has captained the Crows since 2015 and twice been voted the AFLPA Best Captain, in 2016 and 2017, is a three-time All Australian nominee and two-time leading goalkicker for Adelaide. He kicked 54 goals during Adelaide’s premiership push in 2017. After injury interrupted his 2018 season, the skipper underwent surgery on his foot. Walker married his long-term partner Ellie Brown at the beginning of 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 63.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 St Kilda Rd 6
Handballs 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Disposals 19 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Marks 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Goals 5 Western Bulldogs Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 95 Richmond Rd 13

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 55 - 87 8 5 13 6 0 0 1 1 0 1 54
2 Sydney Swans W 62 - 88 10 6 16 6 0 2 2 4 1 3 81
3 Geelong Cats L 75 - 99 5 2 7 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 35
4 North Melbourne L 71 - 59 6 5 11 3 0 3 1 3 1 0 55
5 Gold Coast Suns W 119 - 46 12 2 14 8 0 0 2 2 3 2 86
6 St Kilda W 68 - 97 12 2 14 7 0 2 3 3 4 2 92
7 Fremantle W 51 - 34 6 5 11 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 36
8 Port Adelaide W 68 - 88 7 3 10 5 0 1 1 1 2 0 56
9 Brisbane Lions L 93 - 92 9 4 13 7 0 3 0 1 3 3 84
10 West Coast Eagles L 73 - 85 5 7 12 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 49
11 Melbourne W 88 - 90 6 4 10 5 0 0 1 0 1 1 45
12 GWS Giants W 82 - 61 9 6 15 6 0 1 0 0 2 2 72
13 Richmond W 101 - 68 11 7 18 8 0 1 2 2 3 3 95
15 Geelong Cats L 96 - 69 7 3 10 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 51
16 Port Adelaide L 44 - 101 5 4 9 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 50
17 Gold Coast Suns W 56 - 151 10 9 19 9 0 0 2 1 3 0 91
18 Essendon L 75 - 96 7 1 8 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 37
19 Carlton L 87 - 60 8 3 11 5 0 2 0 2 3 0 73
20 St Kilda W 92 - 70 10 2 12 6 0 0 1 0 4 0 73
21 West Coast Eagles L 90 - 80 8 4 12 3 0 3 1 1 2 1 58
22 Collingwood L 48 - 114 6 3 9 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 38
23 Western Bulldogs L 121 - 87 8 2 10 5 0 1 1 1 5 0 75
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 175 89 264 112 0 23 28 32 43 22 1386

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 189
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 2.3
    • AFL Fantasy 70.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2015
Handballs 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2019
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 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2015
AFL Fantasy 148 Melbourne Rd 22, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Adelaide Crows 175 89 264 112 0 23 28 32 43 22 1386
2018 Adelaide Crows 106 55 161 59 0 16 16 30 26 17 866
2017 Adelaide Crows 236 105 341 146 0 21 34 44 54 35 1810
2016 Adelaide Crows 235 97 332 155 0 20 26 34 47 37 1761
2015 Adelaide Crows 253 73 326 171 1 18 29 31 59 45 1873
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

Milestones

50 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide, Round Five, 2012
100 AFL Games: v Sydney, Round 18, 2015
150 AFL Games: v Sydney, Round 22, 2017

Awards

Club Awards

Life Member
2017

Crows Children's Foundation Community Leadership Award
2015

Best Team Man
2014

Leading Goalkicker
2011
2012

AFL Awards

AFLPA Best Captain
2016
2017

All Australian nominee
2012
2015
2017

Rising Star nominee
2009

Pre-season premiership
2012

Q&A

Nickname: Tex/Peds/Whacky

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: It doesn’t cost to use manners

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

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Control what you can control

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Dwyane Wade

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Night

Favourite footy journalist: D. Barrett

Favourite TV caller/commentator: J. Brayshaw/B. Taylor

Worst injury: ACL or broken pelvis

How many text messages do you send a day: Depends on how many I get

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Alarm/clock

Favourite Twitter account you follow: @almatavern

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Zorba’s Dance

Best concert you’ve been to: Kings of Leon – Memorial Drive

Where did you holiday after last season: Hawaii

Favourite sport other than football: Cricket, Tennis

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

Can you change a spare tyre: If there’s a manual

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Kefi’s or Alma Tavern

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Beer, music, chair

Any special hobbies or interests: Golf, pubs

Three famous people you would like to meet: D-Wade

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