Jack Steven

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Jack Steven
Jack Steven 04.03.17.jpg
Steven playing with St Kilda in a pre-season match in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Jack Steven
Date of birth (1990-03-28) 28 March 1990 (age 27)
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons
Draft 42nd overall, 2007 AFL Draft
Height / weight 180 cm / 81 kg
Position(s) Midfield/Forward
Club information
Current club St Kilda
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009– St Kilda 134 (88)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack Steven (born 28 March 1990) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

AFL career[edit]

34. Steven Jack, St Kilda FC 01.jpg

Originally from the Lorne Football Club, he attended Northfield Grammer which is a 1/2 hour drive down the coast past Lorne. Steven was recruited from the Geelong Falcons with pick 42 in the 2007 AFL Draft.[1]

Steven kicked the final goal of the 2008 NAB Cup quarter final – a competition which St Kilda went on to win, although Steven did not play in the final.[2]

Steven made his AFL debut in Round 19 of the 2009 AFL season in the Saints' upset win over Hawthorn at York Park in Launceston, Tasmania when the then undefeated Saints were without seven of their best player due to injuries.[3][4] It was his only AFL game for the year, but he played eight more in 2010.

2011 season[edit]

In January 2011, Steven, along with three teammates, was suspended for six weeks and fined after breaking team rules involving alcohol, prescription medicine and leaving the team hotel while on a team camp in New Zealand.[5]

In Round 10, 2011 (when St Kilda played the Fremantle Dockers at Subiaco Oval), Steven was nominated for the 2011 AFL Rising Star.[6]

2013 season[edit]

During 2013 Steven established himself as one of the AFL's most elite emerging young midfielders. His explosive pace and ferociousness at the contest culminated in a career best season in which he won the 2013 Trevor Barker Award for St Kilda's best and fairest player.[7]

2015 season[edit]

In March 2015, Steven signed a new contract with the Saints, committing to the club until the end of the 2020 season. Steven played in all 22 games for St Kilda in 2015, averaging 27 disposals and kicking 9 goals. He was awarded his second Trevor Barker medal, finishing with 175 votes.

2016 season[edit]

Steven was inducted into St Kilda's leadership group prior to the 2016 AFL season. He won his second successive Trevor Barker Award and third overall.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack Steven Player Profile Bio". Australian Football League. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  2. ^ Saints jigsaw almost solved
  3. ^ The Saints make huge changes
  4. ^ Unheralded Saints leave Hawks flat
  5. ^ St Kilda suspends four after New Zealand camp
  6. ^ Holmesby, Luke (2011-05-31). "Saint Steven". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Brisbane Lions' Joel Patfull, St Kilda's Jack Steven, Adelaide Crow's Rory Sloane clubs' best and fairest". 7 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Navaratnam, Dinny (1 September 2016). "Jack Steven claims his third Trevor Barker Award". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 

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