Jarrad Grant

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Jarrad Grant
Personal information
Full name Jarrad Grant
Date of birth (1989-07-06) 6 July 1989 (age 27)
Original team(s) Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 5, 2007 National Draft, Western Bulldogs
Height / weight 192cm / 82kg
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club Gold Coast
Number 2
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2015 Western Bulldogs 81 (83)
2016– Gold Coast 12 (11)
Total 93 (94)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jarrad Grant (born 6 July 1989) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Recruited from his TAC Cup team, the Dandenong Stingrays, Grant is an AIS/AFL Academy graduate who originally played for the Frankston Bombers.[1]

Grant nominated for the 2007 AFL National Draft. He was selected by the Bulldogs with their first selection (#5 overall) in the hope that he would add height and marking power to the Bulldogs small forward line.[2]

On 22 February, Grant (who was named as an emergency for the NAB Cup game later that night against the Essendon Football Club) was stung by a stingray. He was later released from hospital but missed the game.[3]

Grant made his AFL debut in Round 5 of 2009, but only played the one game, in which he only had one kick, for the year.[4] He returned to the Bulldogs side in Round 5 of 2010 and has maintained his position in the side, showing promising signs of becoming a long-term forward-line player including a personal best performance of 6 Goals vs Essendon in Round 22, 2010.[5]

Grant was delisted in October 2015.[6] He was recruited by Gold Coast in November.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ westernbulldogs.com.au (24 November 2007). "Jarrad Grant". [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Jennifer Witham (24 November 2007). "Bulldogs' 'mixed bag' of talent". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Western Bulldog Jarrad Grant stung by stingray during training
  4. ^ Stevens, Mark (23 April 2010) Development of Jarrad Grant
  5. ^ Emerging Grant looks to old Dogs
  6. ^ Schmook, Nathan (23 October 2015). "Dogs delist former No.5 draft pick Jarrad Grant". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Bowen, Nick (6 November 2015). "Jarrad Grant signs with Gold Coast as a delisted free agent". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 

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