Jack Grimes (footballer)

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Jack Grimes
Personal information
Full name Jack Grimes
Nickname(s) Grimey
Date of birth (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 26)
Original team Northern Knights (TAC Cup)
Draft #14, 2007 National Draft
Debut Round 22, 2008, Melbourne
v. Richmond, at MCG
Height/Weight 187 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Melbourne
Number 31
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Melbourne 91 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 11, 2015 season.
Career highlights

Jack Grimes (born 11 May 1989) is a professional Australian rules footballer and former co-captain of the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was named as an All-Australian at the 2007 NAB AFL U18 Championships. He was drafted by Melbourne in the 2007 National Draft at pick 14, but was placed on the long term injury list due to stress-related back problems. He made his debut in the final game of the 2008 AFL season but suffered a further back injury in the early part of the 2009 season.[1]

He returned in round 7 and played eleven games in 2009, including Round 14 against West Coast when he was awarded three Brownlow Medal votes and was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award.[2]

Jack Grimes suffered a season-ending injury in the round 7 match against the West Coast Eagles.

On 3 February 2012 he was named, alongside fellow youngster Jack Trengove as the co-captain of Melbourne Football Club. At 22 years of age he was one of the youngest ever captains in VFL/AFL history.[3] In 2014, Grimes continued on as co-captain, this time with Nathan Jones.[4] However, on 1 December 2014 it was announced that he had stepped down as the club's co-captain.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of Round 11, 2015[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)
2008 Melbourne 16 1 0 0 3 5 8 2 1 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.0 8.0 2.0 1.0
2009 Melbourne 16 11 2 1 134 92 226 94 24 0.2 0.1 12.2 8.4 20.6 8.5 2.2
2010 Melbourne 16 14 0 1 181 124 305 81 32 0.0 0.1 12.9 8.9 21.8 5.1 2.2
2011 Melbourne 16 6 1 1 68 46 114 32 11 0.2 0.2 11.3 7.7 19.0 5.3 1.8
2012 Melbourne 16 21 1 6 301 166 467 122 81 0.0 0.3 14.3 7.9 22.2 5.8 3.9
2013 Melbourne 31 15 1 3 150 124 274 69 63 0.1 0.2 10.0 8.3 18.3 4.6 4.2
2014 Melbourne 31 18 3 2 178 157 335 86 40 0.2 0.1 9.9 8.7 18.6 4.8 2.2
2015 Melbourne 31 5 0 1 50 46 96 30 10 0.0 0.2 10.0 9.2 19.2 6.0 2.0
Career 91 8 15 1065 760 1825 516 265 0.1 0.2 11.7 8.4 20.1 5.7 2.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Grimes out with stress fracture
  2. ^ Stevens, Mark (7 July 2009) Melbourne reaps rewards for faith in youngster Jack Grimes
  3. ^ Spits, Scott; Lynch, Jared (3 February 2012). "Trengove and Grimes to captain Demons". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Nathan Jones and Jack Grimes named Melbourne captains, AFL.com.au official website, 29 January 2014
  5. ^ Melbourne Defender Jack Grimes Stands Down As Demons Co-Captain, Triple M, 1 December 2014
  6. ^ "Jack Grimes statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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