Bob Jones (Australian footballer)

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Bob Jones
Personal information
Full name Bob Jones
Date of birth (1961-10-22) 22 October 1961 (age 57)
Original team(s) Devonport (NTFL)
Draft No. 44, 1987 national draft
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–1989 St Kilda 20 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Bob Jones (born 22 October 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Jones, an Indigenous Australian, grew up in Darwin, but came to St Kilda from Tasmanian club Devonport, at pick 44 of the 1987 National Draft.[1][2] Already 26 when he made his debut for St Kilda in the 1988 VFL season, his 19 games that year were spent as a ruckman and in defence.[3][4] He suffered a season ending knee injury (torn medial ligament) in the opening round of the 1989 season, against the Brisbane Bears at Moorabbin Oval.[5] It would be his final appearance for St Kilda.[3]

His son, Liam Jones, played for the Western Bulldogs and now plays for Carlton.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marngrook Radio Show, 1116 SEN, April 2012
  2. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Bob Jones
  4. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  5. ^ The Age,"Lockett's beefy brilliance drives Saints from the front", 3 April 1989, p. 32
  6. ^ The Mercury,"Tassie pup steps up", 2 January 2012, Adam Smith