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Grant to depart Kennel

Jarrad Grant won't be offered a position on the Dogs' playing list for 2016.

11:55am  Oct 23, 2015

Season Review: Jarrad Grant

We recap the year that was for each player on the Bulldogs playing list.

12:00pm  Sep 24, 2015

First term purple patch

Jarrad Grant notched up three goals in the first term on Sunday.

10:23am  Aug 18, 2015

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Rewind: Grant's Sensational Grab

5:01am  Sep 12, 2015

Grant Does the Damage

10:58am  Aug 17, 2015

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Jarrad
Grant

Height
193 cm
DOB
06-07-1989
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2009
Games
82
Goals
84
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: 5

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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 Grant 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). Grant was a member of the Footscray Bulldogs VFL premiership side in 2014.

Season by Season

Season in short:

After an interrupted 2014 season due to injury, Jarrad Grant played 19 games in the senior team in 2015, taking the 26-year-old’s career tally to 83 games in eight seasons.

Despite a month in the VFL from rounds five to eight, Grant worked his way back in to the side in round nine against the Giants and played every game for the remainder of the season.

The forward spent more time across the wing through the middle of the season, under coach Luke Beveridge’s mantra of versatility.

He assumed his normal role in the forward line in the latter parts of 2015, where he produced his best game for the season in round 20.

Notching up 20 disposals and three goals in the Dogs’ round 20 win against Melbourne, Grant kicked all three majors in the opening term.

 

The stat that mattered:

Grant collected a season-high 22-disposals in the Bulldogs’ Round 12 72-point win, with a career-high six tackles in round six against Port Adelaide.

 

What they said:

“I’ve spent most of my career as a forward, you’ve obviously got a dour defender following you around for most of the day. The wing gives you a lot more freedom, and the ability to cover the whole ground, I’ve enjoyed it.” – Grant in July 2015

Season in short:

An injury cruelled pre-season set the tone for what would be a frustrating year for the 25 year-old.

After an eye-catching finish to the 2013 season where the versatile forward’s form mirrored that of the team, Grant was denied the chance to continue where he left off.

Landing awkwardly from a marking contest during a pre-season training drill in January, an ensuing foot injury would see Grant miss the first half of the home and away season.

After a month in the VFL, Grant earned his place in the senior side for the Round 12 match against Brisbane, before backing up for consecutive matches against Collingwood and Port Adelaide.

Grant was influential in the Dogs’ round 13 win over Collingwood, collecting a season-best 20 disposals and bagging an important last quarter goal.

A head clash and broken nose against the Power, meant Grant spent another stint on the sideline, returning only to the senior fold once again in round 21 against North Melbourne.

Grant finished the season in the VFL, and was a part of Footscray’s victorious VFL Grand Final side, collecting 20 disposals, five marks, five tackles and a goal in the win.

 

The stat that mattered

Grant’s return of just four matches was his lowest games tally in six years, since his debut season in 2009. A hapless run of injury had an undeniable impact, something that the 2007 first round draft pick will be hoping for more luck with in 2015.

 

What they said

“It’s been a little bit of a frustrating year…” – Jarrad Grant

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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 11.0
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 54.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 North Melbourne Rd 5
Handballs 5 North Melbourne Rd 5
Disposals 11 North Melbourne Rd 5
Marks 5 North Melbourne Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 1 North Melbourne Rd 5
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 54 North Melbourne Rd 5

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 121 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle W 100 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton W 95 - 41 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne L 81 - 119 6 5 11 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 54
6 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
8 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 6 5 11 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 54

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 82
    • Kicks 7.1
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 13.3
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 62.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Essendon Rd 22, 2010
Handballs 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 12, 2015
Disposals 24 Carlton Rd 20, 2013
Marks 12 Essendon Rd 22, 2010
Hit-outs 6 Port Adelaide Rd 10, 2015
Tackles 6 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2015
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
2016 Gold Coast Suns 6 5 11 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 54
2015 Western Bulldogs 135 141 276 74 20 12 14 39 11 14 1135
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

Awards

Club Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee
2010

Footscray Bulldogs VFL Premiership Side
2014