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|Full name||Shane Tuck|
|Date of birth||24 December 1981|
|Place of birth||Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Drouin (GFL)
Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
West Adelaide (SANFL)
|Draft||No. 24, 2000 rookie draft
No. 73, 2003 national draft
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Tuck originally played for Gippsland Football League club Drouin before moving to the Dandenong Stingrays in the elite junior TAC Cup. Taken at pick 24 at the 2000 Rookie Draft by Hawthorn, the club of his father, VFL/AFL games record holder Michael Tuck, Tuck spent three seasons at Hawthorn without playing league football before he was cut from the Hawthorn list at the end of the 2002 AFL season.
Tuck played for SANFL club West Adelaide in 2003 before being drafted at number 73 at the AFL Draft by Richmond. Tuck debuted in 2004 but did not impress in his opportunities and at the end of the season his AFL future was in question, with the last place on the senior list up for grabs between himself and Tim Fleming. It was due only to the fact Tuck was the son of Michael Tuck, who himself had been a relatively late-bloomer that he was considered 'worth the punt' and retained.
In 2005, Tuck had a stellar season and played all 22 games Richmond were involved in. In Round 9 against Brisbane, he signalled his amazing transformation by producing a match-winning 31 disposal performance. He became one of the AFL's premier midfielders and won Richmond's best clubman award, as well as finishing third in the Best and Fairest.
Tuck played 104 consecutive games between the opening round of 2005 and round 16 2009 AFL season and finished his AFL career with 173 games.
Tuck debuted in boxing on the 11th November, 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, being knocked out in the 4th round from an uppercut to the chin by Lucas Miller. Tuck was also stretchered from the ring.
Shane is the son of Hawthorn legend and VFL/AFL games record holder Michael Tuck and older brother of former Hawthorn footballer Travis Tuck. He is the nephew of Geelong great Gary Ablett Sr and former VFL footballers Geoff and Kevin Ablett. His cousins are Gold Coast player Gary Ablett Jr and former Geelong and Gold Coast player Nathan Ablett.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shane Tuck.|
- Shane Tuck's statistics from AFL Tables
- Shane Tuck's statistics from Footy Wire
- Feature story on Shane Tuck from early 2005 at the Yellow and Black Supporters Forum and Website
- Greenberg, Tony (2012-11-15). "Top 10 Tiger draftees: No. 8 — Shane Tuck". Richmond Football Club.
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