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Crisp finishes off strong

Jack Crisp won the Joe Grant Medal as best afield in the Grand Final

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Jack
Crisp

Height
190 cm
DOB
02-10-1993
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2012
Games
49
Goals
30
JackCrisp

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Myrtleford
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 4 2012
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Jack Crisp is a genuine utility who graduated from the Lions' rookie list to become a versatile member of the senior team. The 190cm left-footer can take a good mark and win clearances. His defensive run, penetrating kicking, and tackling ability are other key features of his game.

Background

Hailing from Myrtleford in Victoria’s north, Jack Crisp is a versatile utility who has been known to play roles as a tall midfielder and across half-back / half-forward.

• He averaged 18.8 disposals (including 11 contested possessions), four marks and more than seven tackles per game in the 2011 TAC Cup competition and went on to win the Murray Bushrangers’ Best & Fairest award.

• His performances also earned him selection in the 2011 TAC Cup Team of the Year.

• He was selected in the Victoria Country team for the National Championships where he was noted for his hard-tackling and one per centers. In fact, he averaged 15 pressure acts per match throughout the carnival.

• After catching the eye of AFL recruiters, he was invited to take part in the 2011 AFL Draft Combine where he finished top 10 in two events - standing vertical jump and kicking assessment (in which he scored 83 per cent). He also set a personal best in the 3km time-trial.

• He was disappointed after being overlooked at the 2011 AFL National Draft, but was invited to join St Kilda’s pre-season training squad in a bid to get a second chance via the Rookie Draft.

• But the Lions pounced first, claiming Crisp with their third round selection (Pick No.40 overall) in the Rookie Draft.

Season by Season

Season by Season

 Switching to the more 'fashionable' Number 5 guernsey over the off-season didn't seem to have the desired effect for Crisp, who spent the first three quarters of the season with the Lions Reserves in the NEAFL. 

 Just when it looked as though his senior opportunity might have passed in 2014, he was called up to the senior side on the eve of the team's Round 18 clash against Gold Coast at the Gabba.

• He was one of the Lions' better players in their 10-goal rout of the Suns, with 20 disposals, seven tackles and four clearances, with his contested style of play suited to the torrential Queensland conditions.

• He maintained his position in the senior side for the remaining six matches of the season, and produced some of the best football of his young career. Over the six-week period he averaged 18.8 disposals, 5.8 marks, and kicked a total of six goals - including a personal best three against Adelaide at the Gabba.

• That blistering patch of late season form was enough for Crisp to not also claim his best ever finish in the Club Champion award (26th), but also suggest that he could still have a big future with the Lions.

• Despite earning a permanent place on the senior list following a promising debut season, Crisp proceeded to spent the majority of his 2013 campaign in the NEAFL. 

• Crisp was regularly among the Lions Reserves' best players, but could manage just two senior matches - in Round 10 (vs Collingwood) and Round 18 (vs Port Adelaide).

• His NEAFL form was undeniable, however, and he went on to help lead the Reserves to their second straight State League title - winning the Joe Grant Medal along the way for his best-on-ground performance in the Grand Final against Aspley. 

• Crisp was also named in the 2013 NEAFL Team of the Year. 

Crisp impressed the coaching staff with his speed and tackling pressure during the pre-season, and earned a regular spot in the Lions’ line-up throughout the NAB Cup.

• As a rookie-listed player, he was unable to represent the senior team in Round 1 of the season proper, but a strong of outstanding performances with the Reserves side saw him promptly elevated to the senior list in place of injured ruckman Matthew Leuenberger. 

• Almost immediately after being elevated, Crisp was selected to make his senior AFL debut against Gold Coast in QClash 3. He collected 17 disposals and booted three behinds in a memorable first outing.

• Crisp played a further two senior matches, before being sent back to the NEAFL to continue his rapid development.  

• He proved an asset with the Reserves side in the following two months, before his athleticism was called upon again by the senior team in seven of their final nine matches of the season.  

• Once the Lions’ 2012 season had officially wrapped up, Crisp continued playing to the Reserves side and helped them claim the 2012 NEAFL Premiership against NT Thunder. 

• His first AFL season reaped 10 senior matches and a State League Premiership – quite the return for the young country Victorian who wasn’t drafted until Pick No.40 in the Rookie Draft.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 10.3
    • Disposals 19.2
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 1.3
    • Tackles 5.0
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 77.9

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Handballs 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 6
Disposals 26 West Coast Eagles Rd 6
Marks 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 6
Hit-outs 4 Melbourne Rd 4
Tackles 8 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Goals 1 Geelong Cats Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 115 West Coast Eagles Rd 6

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 133 - 53 7 6 13 2 0 0 1 6 1 0 66
2 Richmond W 87 - 86 4 13 17 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 64
3 St Kilda L 119 - 90 9 8 17 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 62
4 Melbourne L 67 - 102 8 11 19 4 4 0 0 6 0 0 86
5 Essendon W 142 - 73 12 13 25 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 81
6 West Coast Eagles L 124 - 62 13 13 26 7 3 0 0 5 1 0 115
7 Carlton L 84 - 99 6 11 17 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 51
8 Brisbane Lions W 65 - 143 7 8 15 0 2 0 1 8 0 0 68
9 Geelong Cats W 104 - 80 14 10 24 4 1 1 2 8 1 0 108
10 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 5 80 93 173 27 12 4 10 45 4 4 701

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 49
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 18.3
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 77.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2015
Handballs 19 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2015
Disposals 31 Geelong Cats Rd 22, 2015
Marks 10 Melbourne Rd 19, 2014
Hit-outs 4 Melbourne Rd 4, 2016
Tackles 11 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2015
Goals 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2014
AFL Fantasy 124 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Collingwood 80 93 173 27 12 4 10 45 4 4 701
2015 Collingwood 282 202 484 85 7 23 18 106 16 10 2011
2014 Brisbane Lions 63 50 113 35 2 4 1 17 6 6 507
2013 Brisbane Lions 11 4 15 5 0 1 1 9 1 1 97
2012 Brisbane Lions 57 57 114 21 0 1 4 34 3 5 496

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

Lions Reserves Premiership Player
2012, 2013

Other Awards

Murray Bushrangers’ Best and Fairest
2011

Victoria Country U18 Representative
2011

TAC Cup Team of the Year
2011

NEAFL Team of the Year
2013

Joe Grant Medal
2013