Josh Jenkins

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Josh Jenkins
Personal information
Full name Josh Jenkins
Nickname(s) JJ
Date of birth (1989-02-08) 8 February 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Swan Hill, Victoria
Original team(s) Tyntynder (CMFL)
Lake Boga (CMFL)
Draft No. 12, 2010 Rookie Draft, Essendon
Debut Round 7, 2012, Adelaide
v. Geelong, at AAMI Stadium
Height/Weight 198 cm (6 ft 6 in) / 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
Position(s) Key forward, ruckman, key defender
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 4
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012– Adelaide 79 (148)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 9, 2016 season.

Josh Jenkins (born 8 February 1989) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted by Essendon in the 2010 Rookie Draft with pick #12, and was traded to Adelaide the following year.

Basketball career

As a junior Jenkins mainly played basketball and was a development player with the Townsville Crocodiles in the Australian National Basketball League. He had previously played with the Townsville Heat and Mackay Meteors in the QABL, a second tier league within Australia. As a shooting guard, he attended Townsville State High School and led the team to 7th place at the State titles. In 2007 he toured the United States with the Australian junior team.

Football career

In 2010 he was invited to attend a training camp for the Australian rules football expansion team, Greater Western Sydney Football Club, after switching away from basketball to play football in Lake Boga, Victoria.[1]

Jenkins spent the 2011 season playing for Essendon's VFL affiliate, the Bendigo Bombers. He was traded to Adelaide at the end of 2011 along with National Draft pick #41, in exchange for pick #31.

Jenkins made his AFL debut in Round 7, 2012, against Geelong at AAMI Stadium.[2] He played 11 matches in total in 2012 and kicked 11 goals. In 2013 Jenkins switched his guernsey number from number 20 to 4, vacated by Kurt Tippett after his controversial departure from the club, and was dubbed as Tippett's replacement in the key forward position.[3] Provided extra responsibility by Tippett's loss and Taylor Walker's injury, Jenkins kicked 24 goals in 17 games in 2013 before a leg injury ended his season. He finished third in the club's goalkicking that year.[4]

In 2014, Jenkins had his best season to date, kicking 40 goals in 20 games, including five against Hawthorn in round 17. He also spent some time in defence late in the season.[4] In Round 7, 2016, Jenkins kicked a career-high eight goals in the Crows' 15-point loss to the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.[5]

Statistics

Statistics are correct to end of round 9, 2016 [6]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 Adelaide 20 11 11 3 74 43 117 50 24 1.00 0.27 6.73 3.91 10.64 4.55 2.18
2013 Adelaide 4 17 24 24 142 59 201 78 29 1.41 1.41 8.35 3.47 11.82 4.59 1.71
2014 Adelaide 4 20 40 26 170 64 234 86 27 2.00 1.30 8.50 3.20 11.70 4.30 1.35
2015 Adelaide 4 21 46 21 173 68 241 108 28 2.19 1.00 8.24 3.24 11.48 5.14 1.33
2016 Adelaide 4 9 26 8 67 37 104 43 20 2.89 0.89 7.44 4.11 11.56 4.78 2.22
Career 78 147 82 626 271 897 365 128 1.88 1.05 8.03 3.47 11.50 4.68 1.64
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles

References

  1. McCullagh-Beasy, Justine (26 July 2010). "Jenkins' GWS chance". Archived from the original on 4 March 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Milbank, Zak (12 May 2012). "Josh Jenkins makes a mark in big time". AdelaideNow. Retrieved 13 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Rucci, Michelangelo (11 February 2013). "Josh Jenkins steps into forward role vacated by Kurt Tippett". The Advertiser.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Josh Jenkins - AFC.com.au".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Earle, Richard (8 May 2016). "Josh Jenkins' value as a power forward hitting new heights with his stellar form this season". The Advertiser. Retrieved 9 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Josh Jenkins statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 26 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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