Brent Staker

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Brent Staker
Brent Staker 19.03.17.jpg
Staker in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Brent Allen Staker
Nickname(s) Stakes
Date of birth (1984-05-23) 23 May 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Broken Hill, NSW
Original team(s) West Broken Hill
Draft #37, 2002 National Draft, West Coast
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Club information
Current club Brisbane Lions
(women's forward coach)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003–2009 West Coast 110 0(84)
2010–2015 Brisbane Lions 050 0(35)
Total 160 (119)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Brent Allen Staker (born 23 May 1984) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit]

Staker grew up in Broken Hill in remote country New South Wales. He went to Burke Ward Public School where he made a time capsule to be opened on 2020. He made his A Grade debut in 2000 at age 16 for West Broken Hill, playing in their losing grand final side that year.

AFL career[edit]

West Coast[edit]

Recruited from NSW/ACT Rams (Under 18s), he made his debut in 2003.

In round seven 2004, he earned an AFL Rising Star nomination when he kicked three goals against Melbourne.

Barry Hall incident[edit]

In Round 4, 2008, Brent Staker was punched in the face by Sydney Swans full-forward Barry Hall [1] Video footage from the incident indicated that contact was made with a punch to the jaw. Staker took no further part in the game, remaining off the field for the duration of the game. Hall's punch was graded by the Match Review Panel as intentional, severe impact and high contact, and he was referred to the tribunal and suspended for seven games, one of the most severe punishments in the modern era by the AFL Tribunal.[2] Video footage of the incident was shown on television as far abroad as Denmark and the United States on the ESPN network.[3]

Brisbane[edit]

At the end of the 2009 season Staker told the Eagles that he wished to be traded away from Western Australia; the Eagles traded him to the Brisbane Lions with its third round draft pick (#39 overall) for Bradd Dalziell.

In August 2015, he announced his retirement from the AFL, effective at the end of the 2015 season.[4] Prior to what was to be his final match, he injured his hamstring in the warmup, and was a late withdrawal.[5]

Statistics[edit]

[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2003 West Coast 41 7 3 3 29 23 52 15 13 0.4 0.4 4.1 3.3 7.4 2.1 1.9
2004 West Coast 41 17 6 11 92 61 153 70 25 0.4 0.6 5.4 3.6 9.0 4.1 1.5
2005 West Coast 41 22 13 7 174 86 260 97 22 0.6 0.3 7.9 3.9 11.8 4.4 1.0
2006 West Coast 41 23 24 15 169 103 272 113 41 1.0 0.7 7.3 4.5 11.8 4.9 1.8
2007 West Coast 41 21 20 17 179 107 286 100 36 1.0 0.8 8.5 5.1 13.6 4.8 1.7
2008 West Coast 41 14 13 8 124 78 202 58 39 0.9 0.6 8.9 5.6 14.4 4.1 2.8
2009 West Coast 41 6 5 2 41 26 67 16 18 0.8 0.3 6.8 4.3 11.2 2.7 3.0
2010 Brisbane Lions 14 22 10 15 233 146 379 126 55 0.5 0.7 10.6 6.6 17.2 5.7 2.5
2011 Brisbane Lions 14 7 4 2 49 42 91 24 13 0.6 0.3 7.0 6.0 13.0 3.4 1.9
2012 Brisbane Lions 14 0
2013 Brisbane Lions 14 15 21 7 133 59 192 69 29 1.4 0.5 8.9 3.9 12.8 4.6 1.9
2014 Brisbane Lions 14 0
2015 Brisbane Lions 14 6 0 6 29 18 47 17 12 0.0 1.0 4.8 3.0 7.8 2.8 2.0
Career 160 119 93 1252 749 2001 705 303 0.7 0.6 7.8 4.7 12.5 4.4 1.9

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