Jaymie Graham

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Jaymie Graham
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Personal information
Full name Jaymie Wayne Graham
Date of birth (1983-02-06) 6 February 1983 (age 31)
Original team Mines Rovers Football Club (GFL)
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002–11
2005–08
South Fremantle
West Coast
105 (48)
37 (13)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2009 Western Australia 1 (0)
Career highlights

Jaymie Wayne Graham (born 6 February 1983) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the South Fremantle Football Club in the West Australian Football League and the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Originally from Kalgoorlie, where he played for the Mines Rovers Football Club, Graham joined South Fremantle in 2002. He was drafted into the AFL by the Eagles with the 40th selection in the 2004 AFL Rookie Draft. He was elevated from the West Coast Eagles rookie list in 2005 and made his debut for the club in Round 3 of that year against Fremantle.

In the 2006 season Graham emerged as a key fixture in the West Coast Eagles backline and was named the Eagles best rookie for the year.[1] He played in 24 games, missing only one game, the 2006 AFL Grand Final, making way for David Wirrpanda who was coming back from injury.[2] He has also, on occasion, been moved forward and has kicked 13 goals in his 37 games. Graham won a grand final with WAFL club side South Fremantle in 2005, when they defeated the Claremont Tigers.

Graham only played 5 games in 2007, struggling to overcome injury and a form slump. At the conclusion of the 2008 season he retired from the AFL, citing personal reasons.[3]

He continued to play for South Fremantle, playing mainly as a ruckman. However, after playing all 22 games in 2009, including the victorious 2009 WAFL Grand Final, his 2010 and 2011 seasons were both hampered by serious knee injuries. In 2010 he ruptured his posterior cruciate ligament, which prevented him from playing in the second half of the season. Despite this setback, he was named as captain of South Fremantle for the 2011 season.[4] After playing his 100th game for South Fremantle in the opening round of the 2011 WAFL season, in Round 7 Graham had his leg trapped under an oncoming player and badly dislocated his kneecap and ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, forcing his retirement from the sport.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Judd named Eagles' best
  2. ^ Worsfold defends Graham axing
  3. ^ Quayle, Emma (14 December 2008). "The blood rule". The Age. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Graham raring to go for Doggies
  5. ^ Graham injury sours Bulldogs win

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