Graham Johncock

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Graham Johncock
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Personal information
Full name Graham Johncock
Nickname(s) Stiffy
Date of birth (1982-10-21) 21 October 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Port Lincoln, Australia
Original team Port Adelaide Magpies (SANFL)
Draft 67th overall, 2000
Adelaide
Height/Weight 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) / 84kg
Position(s) Defender, Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001-2013 Adelaide 227 (120)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2009 Indigenous All-Stars 2 (3)
International team honours
2006 Australia 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
Career highlights

Graham Johncock (born 21 October 1982) is a former Australian rules footballer with the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League.

Graham is an indigenous Australian from near Port Lincoln in South Australia.

Career highlights[edit]

In 2003, Johncock scored the most goals for the Adelaide Crows with 30. He won the Showdown Medal in round 5, despite his side's loss.[1]

Johncock was leading the club champion award early in the 2005 season before breaking his leg in a game against Melbourne in round seven. He had spent most of these games in defence, but was occasionally pushed forward. He missed a large chunk of the season, but returned before the finals and played a couple of games. He was hampered in the finals, however, by a leg injury.

In recent years, Johncock has been playing mainly as a defender, teaming with fellow indigenous player Andrew McLeod in running the ball out of defence. This was enough that he was named as a back pocket for the Dream Team in their clash with Victoria during 2008. Johncock did make a brief return to the forward line late that same season, as Adelaide desperately searched for someone to replace a host of injured forwards.

Johncock is known to support the local Aboriginal communities. He also umpires the AFL Auskick for Aboriginals and is a member of the Make Poverty History campaign.[citation needed]

It had been rumoured that he wanted a change of team for 2009, but after the 2008 AFL Draft he confirmed he wanted to stay at Adelaide.

Johncock played his 200th AFL game in 2011, but Adelaide were humiliated by St Kilda to the tune of 103 points. Playing on Stephen Milne, Johncock had eight goals kicked against him.

Johncock retired on the 1st of July, 2013, saying his body could no longer withstand the rigours of AFL.[2] Though, he has expressed interest in playing out season 2013 with the Port Adelaide Magpies in the SANFL.[3]

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