Ricky Henderson

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This article is about the Australian rules footballer. For the American baseball player, see Rickey Henderson.
Ricky Henderson
Personal information
Full name Ricky John Henderson
Nickname(s) Hendo
Date of birth (1988-09-11) 11 September 1988 (age 26)
Original team Trentham (MCDFL)
Draft #10, 2008 Rookie Draft, Adelaide
#82 (RP), 2010 National Draft, Adelaide
Debut Round 5, 2010, Adelaide
v. Western Bulldogs, at Etihad Stadium
Height/Weight 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) / 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 45
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010– Adelaide 68 (40)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 4, 2015 season.

Ricky John Henderson (born 11 September 1988) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Henderson was Adelaide's first selection in the 2008 Rookie Draft, taken at pick #10.

Early life[edit]

At the time of his drafting, Henderson had played only three games of Australian rules football in the previous four years, having played basketball locally.[1] Before being selected by Adelaide, Henderson supported Geelong.[2]

AFL career[edit]

Henderson made his debut for Adelaide in round 5, 2010 against the Western Bulldogs. He was injured in that game but returned to play twelve matches for the season, kicking 13 goals as a forward, and earned a promotion to the senior list for the next year. In 2011 he played predominantly on the wing, playing 18 games despite a hip injury late in the season, and impressing with his pace, goalkicking and ability to create turnovers. His best game was a 28-disposal, nine-mark effort against the Western Bulldogs in round 13.[3]

In 2012 Henderson played 12 matches despite missing a period of the season with an ankle injury. He played mainly on the wing and in the backline, but kicked six goals in a win over Port Adelaide in round 15. He played 14 games in 2013, establishing himself in the Crows' side, particularly in defence, before a knee injury ended his season. Henderson was felled by a broken leg in the 2014 pre-season and missed several months, but recovered to play the last eight matches of the season, averaging 17 disposals.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of round 4, 2015 season.[4]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2010 Adelaide 45 12 13 8 86 73 159 59 31 1.08 0.67 7.17 6.08 13.25 4.92 2.58
2011 Adelaide 45 18 12 10 123 82 205 68 46 0.67 0.56 6.83 4.56 11.39 3.78 2.56
2012 Adelaide 45 12 9 2 99 53 152 54 11 0.75 0.17 8.25 4.42 12.67 4.50 0.92
2013 Adelaide 45 14 5 5 188 82 270 85 26 0.36 0.36 13.43 5.86 19.29 6.07 1.86
2014 Adelaide 45 8 0 2 91 44 135 37 7 0.00 0.25 11.38 5.50 16.88 4.63 0.88
2015 Adelaide 45 4 1 0 51 20 71 16 5 0.25 0.00 12.75 5.00 17.75 4.00 1.25
Career 68 40 27 638 354 992 319 126 0.59 0.40 9.38 5.21 14.59 4.69 1.85
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Capel, Andrew (22 December 2008). "Whole new ball game for Crow Ricky Henderson". Herald Sun (Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd). Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Get to know: Ricky Henderson". Official AFL Website of the Adelaide Football Club. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Ricky Henderson - AFC.com.au". 
  4. ^ "Ricky Henderson statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 

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