Grigg during the 2017 pre-season
|Date of birth||19 April 1988|
|Original team(s)||Redan (BFL)
North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
|Draft||No. 19, 2006 AFL National Draft: Carlton|
|Debut||Round 14, 2007, Carlton
vs. Melbourne, at MCG
|Height / weight||190 cm (6 ft 3 in) / 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Shaun Grigg (born 19 April 1988) is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted by Carlton in the 2006 AFL Draft and played 43 games for them over four seasons before being traded to Richmond in the 2010 Trade Period.
Early life and junior football
Grigg grew up in the Victorian country town of Ballarat and attended high school at St Patrick's College. He played with Redan in his younger years before joining the North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup. In 2006 he represented the Victorian Country side at the national Under 18 championships where he won All-Australian selection. At the 2006 AFL Draft Combine he recorded a top 10 time in the 20 metre sprint.
He suffered a shoulder injury early in the 2007 season and struggled as a result. He played matches early in the season with Carlton's VFL-affiliate, the Northern Bullants. Grigg made his AFL debut against Melbourne in Round 14, 2007 and played a total of 5 games for the season.
Grigg earned a regular position in the Carlton team throughout 2008, playing 20 senior games and receiving a nomination for the NAB Rising Star award in Round 19. He kicked his first career goal in Round 4, 2008 in a match against Collingwood.
Over the next two seasons however, Grigg struggled to play regularly in the senior side, playing only a combined total of 18 games for the club.
In October 2010 Grigg asked to be traded from the Carlton with Richmond his desired trade destination. He cited a desire for greater on-field opportunities as his key reason for seeking the move. A deal was finalised eight days later, with Grigg involved in a straight swap for Tigers' midfielder Andrew Collins. He had played 43 games for the club over his four year tenure.
Grigg made his debut for Richmond in Round 1 of the 2011 season in a match against his former club Carlton at the MCG. He finished his first season at Richmond having played 21 games and recording an average of 22 disposals per game. It was a then-career best year in all major statistical categories including total disposals, marks, tackles and goals.
In 2012 Grigg was one of the most improved players in the league. He kicked a career-best three goals in a Round 7 clash with Sydney. He played all 22 matches that season and recorded a career best 561 disposals, good for fourth best at the club. He finished in fifth place in the club'sbest & fairest award, receiving the Kevin Bartlett Medal for his efforts. Grigg also polled a career best 11 votes in the Brownlow Medal, placing third at the club that season.
He would again play all possible matches in 2013, including a role in his first final at Richmond; a loss against former club Carlton. He polled 5 votes in the Brownlow medal count that year, placing equal fifth of all Richmond players that season.
2014 saw Grigg's first injury affected season at Richmond. After playing in the club's first 10 matches, he went on to miss the next eight due to a hamstring injury sustained in a Round 11 match-up with Essendon. He again played in the club's finals campaign, kicking a goal in an elimination final defeat at the hands of Port Adelaide. Grigg played as a tagger for much of the season. He finished the season having played 15 games, his lowest total in his time at Richmond.
In 2015 Grigg would return to form, playing in all possible matches for the third time in four seasons. As a contested-ball player, he led the club for tackles that year, with a career-best total of 98 across 23 matches. His performance in Round 15 was particularly praiseworthy, with Grigg picking up the second-most coaches votes of any Tiger for his 25 disposal and seven clearance effort. He played his 100th match for Richmond that year, in a Round 20 match against Gold Coast.
In the 2016 pre-season Grigg suffered a fractured left thumb. He defied initial expectations to return to fitness for the club's Round 2 match against Collingwood, missing just one match in the process. Grigg recorded a career-high 38 disposals in Richmond's Round 11 loss to North Melbourne. He went on to play in a total of 20 matches that season. Grigg earned his second Kevin Bartlett Medal in 2016, after placing fourth at the club for disposals, tackles and clearances as well as second in inside 50 entries.
Grigg signed a one-year contract with Richmond in August 2016, keeping him tied to the club until the end of the 2017 season.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season 
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Grigg is married to wife Sarah. The couple had their first child, Sonny, in June 2014.
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