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Run home to build momentum

Eager for the Bulldogs to finish the season strongly, Jarrad Grant wants to gain some momentum from the final games of 2014.

11:33am  Aug 22, 2014

Grant accepts charge

Jarrad Grant has accepted a fine after being charged by AFL Match Review Panel for wrestling.

12:52pm  Jun 10, 2014

Grant returns

The long-awaited return of Jarrad Grant is fast approaching, with the dynamic forward named in the Western Bulldogs side.

6:25pm  Jun 5, 2014

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Jarrad
Grant

Height
193 cm
DOB
06-07-1989
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
4
Career
62
Goals
2014
2
Career
72
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
211
Avg
53
JarradGrant

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Frankston Bombers
Clubs: Western Bulldogs
Debut: Rd 5 2009 (Carlton)

Recruited from: Dandenong Stingrays U18
Brownlow Votes: 3

Standing at 192cm tall, Jarrad Grant is an athletic forward who uses his height and run to create a difficult match up for opposition teams. With experience at both ends of the ground and across the wing, the 24-year-old has looked most damaging deep towards goals and continues to ply his trade in that area. Grant was a highly-touted recruit when he was drafted to the Bulldogs with their first round selection in 2007 (pick five overall).

Season by Season

Season in short

After an extended stint in the VFL to open his 2013 campaign, Grant forced his way back in to the Bulldogs’ senior line up in Round 16. His inclusion immediately paid dividends for the team. Playing all eight remaining games, the 24-year-oldattacked the ball fearlessly and was rewarded, kicking 13 goals and averaging six marks per game. A team-lifting performance against Carlton in Round 20 yielded 24 disposals and four goals.

What they said:

“He's quite exhilarating to watch. We're just really happy for Granty. The number one thing, the way he's playing is a by-product of him growing up and accepting that when he's out on the field in a Western Bulldogs' jumper, you play a certain way. It's just terrific to see how hard he's attacking the ball and believing in himself."

-       Western Bulldogs Senior Coach Brendan McCartney (Round 20, 2013)

The stat that mattered

On average, Grant over four scoreboard influences (goals, behind or goal assist) in each game, combining his goals (1.6 per match), behinds (1.0) and score assists (1.5) - more than Daniel Giansiracusa (4.0) and Tom Campbell (3.7).

Grant has had a constructive season in 2012, adding a new contested element to his game style and finding a tailor made weights program that works with his body shape. Kicking 12 goals in 13 games, he found himself playing across all areas of the ground in a more team-oriented role. The base that he set in 2012 should put him in good stead for a big season next year.

Season by Season

Playing 16 games for 16 goals in 2011, the raw and exciting forward continues to develop as a key lead-up forward. He registered a career-high seven marks against Fremantle in round 24 and six tackles against Melbourne in round 15. Will get more opportunities this year in a new-look forward line.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 12.2
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 52.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Collingwood Rd 13
Handballs 10 Collingwood Rd 13
Disposals 20 Collingwood Rd 13
Marks 4 North Melbourne Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 North Melbourne Rd 21
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 78 Collingwood Rd 13

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 134 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 North Melbourne L 54 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Richmond W 100 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 GWS Giants W 83 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Carlton L 91 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows L 83 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon L 73 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne W 83 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Gold Coast Suns L 119 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle L 51 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 95 4 3 7 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 40
13 Collingwood W 98 - 106 10 10 20 4 0 1 1 3 1 0 78
14 Port Adelaide L 128 - 56 3 6 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 36
15 Melbourne W 91 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats L 69 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 94 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon L 94 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn L 107 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda W 99 - 122 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne L 111 - 61 7 6 13 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 57
22 Sydney Swans L 67 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants L 109 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 15 24 25 49 13 0 1 1 10 2 0 211

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 62
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 12.7
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 63.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Essendon Rd 22, 2010
Handballs 11 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2010
Disposals 24 Carlton Rd 20, 2013
Marks 12 Essendon Rd 22, 2010
Hit-outs 1 Carlton Rd 20, 2013
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 15, 2011
Goals 6 Essendon Rd 22, 2010
AFL Fantasy 134 Essendon Rd 22, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Western Bulldogs 24 25 49 13 0 1 1 10 2 0 211
2013 Western Bulldogs 77 56 133 46 2 2 5 18 13 8 628
2012 Western Bulldogs 96 75 171 57 0 5 8 33 12 11 805
2011 Western Bulldogs 90 79 169 63 1 13 13 43 16 7 867
2010 Western Bulldogs 153 117 270 109 0 19 6 49 29 17 1408
2009 Western Bulldogs 1 7 8 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 22

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Western Bulldogs: 50 games, 57 goals
 

Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee
2010