Clay Smith (footballer)

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Clay Smith
Personal information
Full name Clay Smith
Date of birth (1993-05-11) 11 May 1993 (age 23)
Original team(s) Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 17, 2011 National Draft
Height / weight 180cm / 78kg
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club Western Bulldogs
Number 14
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012– Western Bulldogs 47 (35)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Clay Smith (born 11 May 1993) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). Smith was drafted to the Western Bulldogs with the 17th selection in 2011 AFL Draft from the Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup. He was given the #14 jumper, previously worn by Callan Ward, who had moved to Greater Western Sydney at the end of the season prior.[1]

Smith made his AFL debut on 1 April 2012 in the opening round of the 2012 AFL season against the West Coast Eagles. Smith was one the Bulldogs' best players, gathering 13 possessions and kicking 4 goals, before being substituted off the field just before 3 quarter time due to severe cramping.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[3]
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)
2012 Western Bulldogs 14 16 6 5 135 85 220 55 75 0.4 0.3 8.4 5.3 13.8 3.4 4.7
2013 Western Bulldogs 14 14 10 6 128 84 212 38 61 0.7 0.4 9.1 6.0 15.1 2.7 4.4
2014 Western Bulldogs 14 1 0 1 8 5 13 1 2 0.0 1.0 8.0 5.0 13.0 1.0 2.0
2015 Western Bulldogs 14 3 1 0 13 15 28 5 10 0.3 0.0 4.3 5.0 9.3 1.7 3.3
2016 Western Bulldogs 14 13 18 11 100 94 194 43 77 1.4 0.8 7.7 7.2 14.9 3.3 5.9
Career 47 35 23 384 283 667 142 225 0.7 0.5 8.2 6.0 14.2 3.0 4.8

Honours and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McFarlane, Glenn (December 11, 2011). "Western Bulldogs draftee Clay Smith handed Callan Ward's number". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Gullan, Scott (2 April 2012). "Debutant Clay Smith stars in Western Bulldogs' loss to West Coast". Herald Sun. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Clay Smith Stats". AFL Tables. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 

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