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Mr. Durable reaches 100

Jack Redden has not missed a senior match since making his debut in 2009

11:14am  Mar 26, 2014

Teammates share milestone

Daniel Rich and Jack Redden will reach 100 AFL games this Sunday

2:53pm  Mar 25, 2014

Redden 'rapt' in Brisbane

Jack Redden said he had no intention of leaving the Brisbane Lions

4:55pm  Mar 18, 2014

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Jack Redden on BLTV

12:59pm  Jun 23, 2009

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Jack
Redden

Height
190 cm
DOB
09-12-1990
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
5
Career
103
Goals
2014
1
Career
45
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
523
Avg
105
JackRedden

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Keith
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 15 2009
Recruited from: Glenelg (SA)
Brownlow Votes: 7

Introduction

A hard-working medium-sized midfielder, Jack Redden has proven a tough AFL competitor who thrives on the contest. He has quickly risen through the AFL ranks to become one of the Lions' key midfielders who can win his own ball and apply pressure to the opposition.

Background

• Hailing from the small South Australian country town of Keith, Jack Redden boarded at Sacred Heart College for his final two years of school and balanced his academic commitments with playing U19 football for Glenelg. However, he broke his thumb early in the year which limited him to only a handful of matches with the U19 SANFL side.

• His form upon his return justified his selection in the South Australia team for the U18 national championships.

• He saved one of his best performances for last by almost singlehandedly leading Glenelg U19s to the premiership in his final year. In a blistering final quarter, Redden proved valuable with a number of key clearances in his team’s Grand Final victory.

• Although he wasn’t invited to the National Draft Camp, Redden attended the South Australia state screening session where he showed great aerobic capacity with a 14+ beep test result.

• Despite receiving great interest from rival clubs including Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle, Redden was eventually snapped up by the Lions with their second round selection (Pick No.25 overall) in the 2008 AFL National Draft.

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Redden further enhanced his position as one of the Lions' most important players by playing a key role in all 22 senior matches in 2013. 

• The 22-year-old was once again among the Club’s leading stats winners in 2013, averaging 21.8 disposals per game and laying 147 tackles - which was not only the most at the Lions, but also the second most in the AFL.

• He also finished second at the Club in disposals (481), contested possessions (211), hard ball gets (64), and clearances (89). Interestingly, Redden also finished fourth at the Lions in hitouts with 25.

• Durability remained a key feature of Redden’s young career, with the South Australian product finishing the season on 98 consecutive senior games since making his AFL debut midway towards the latter stages of 2010.

• His third placing in the Merrett-Murray Medal was an equal career-best finish for the tough midfielder, and the fourth consecutive time that he’s featured inside the top five.

• Redden took further steps towards becoming ‘elite’ midfielder with yet another supremely consistent season – leading the Club in disposals (549), tackles (143) and clearances (113).  

• He averaged a career-high 24.9 disposals throughout the year – including a personal-best 32 possessions against Melbourne in Round 14 at the Gabba.

• He was one of only five players to feature in all 22 senior matches, keeping his streak of consecutive matches since his AFL debut alive. By the end of 2012, Redden had played 76 straight matches.

• His ability to put pressure on opponents was equal to his ball-winning prowess, testament to him finishing among the competition’s top tacklers. He laid a season-high 15 tackles against West Coast in Round 10, and laid 13 against in front of his home town against Port Adelaide in Round 22.

• His end to the season was particularly strong, and saw him storm home in the Club Champion voting to eventually finish equal 4th. It was his third consecutive top 5 finish.  

• He was also crowned the Lions’ Players’ Player of the Year – an award voted on by his teammates – and the Members’ Player of the Year – an award voted on by the fans.

• Redden continued his rapid rise through the AFL ranks in 2011 by establishing himself as one of the best young midfielders in the competition.

• He was regularly among the Lions' best players each week, averaging a career-best 23.9 disposals and leading the Club in total tackles with 166. In fact, Redden ranked among the top five tacklers in the competition.

• Together with his ability to find the ball and pressure opponents, Redden also proved a valuable contributor to the scoreboard with 14 goals for the season - including four game as a multiple goal-kicker.

• On five occasions he collected a dozen or more tackles - including his Round 5 match against St Kilda when he laid 12 tackles, collected 27 disposals and kicked two goals to earn his first ever Brownlow Medal vote.

• He twice collected a career-best 32 disposals - in Round 12 v Carlton and in Round 16 v Hawthorn - and also finished third at the Lions in total marks.

• Redden also surpassed his first games milestone throughout the 2011 when he lined up for his 50th AFL game against Adelaide in Round 20 at the Gabba. He also kept alive his unbroken streak of 54 consecutive senior matches since making his debut in Round 15 of 2009.

• His brilliant season culminated in him finishing third in the Merrett-Murray Medal vote count - his second consecutive top five finish - and being awarded the Shaun Hart Most Courageous Player trophy.

• Redden was one of the few Lions to play all 22 regular season games in 2010 and in only his second year with the Club proved himself a valuable part of the midfield brigade.

• While he was a consistent contributor throughout the season, Redden improved as the season went on, with seven one-pointers until round 12. He then kicked his four goals for the year in round 12, 13, 14 and 21.

• Redden was rewarded for his stellar efforts on the field with a Rising Star nomination in round 15 for his outstanding performance in the Lions’ narrow loss to St Kilda, following in the footsteps of teammates Todd Banfield and Tom Rockliff who earned nominations earlier in the season.

• He finished the year with four goals, 114 marks and an average of 17 disposals per game. He led the Lions in tackles (115) and was third for inside 50s (73).

• Redden finished 5th in the Club Champion Award with 26.5 votes, edging out veteran defender Ash McGrath by one vote.

 

• An uninterrupted pre-season saw Redden selected for the Club's opening NAB Cup match against St Kilda at Gold Coast Stadium. He earned his first ever disposal in Lions colours after dispossessing his opponent with a diving smother - an act which delighted Senior Coach Michael Voss.  

• In his second pre-season match against Essendon, Redden was thrust into the spotlight when he received a fifty metre penalty late in the final quarter that saw him line up for goal to win the match with only 18 seconds left on the clock. He ultimately missed the set shot but learned plenty from the experience. 

• He starred for the Lions Reserves in the local AFLQ competition. Playing mostly in the midfield, Redden proved a prolific ball-winner who had the poise and skills to find team-mates under pressure. 

• He eventually earned a senior call-up in Round 15 to take on eventual premiers Geelong. Unfazed by the occasion, the boy from Keith in SA kicked a critical goal to help his team to a famous victory.

• He kept his spot in the senior side for the remainder of the season, playing 10 consecutive matches including two AFL Finals. He featured in midfield roles and also across half-forward where he showcased his ability around goals.

• He collected a career-high 24 disposals against Port Adelaide in Round 21 and finished with six goals from his 10 senior matches.

• He was considered desperately unlucky to miss out on an AFL Rising Star nomination for his consistent efforts in his debut season.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 12.4
    • Handballs 10.6
    • Disposals 23.0
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 1.8
    • Tackles 8.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 104.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Handballs 13 Richmond Rd 5
Disposals 28 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Marks 8 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Hit-outs 3 Hawthorn Rd 1
Tackles 11 Hawthorn Rd 1
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 131 Geelong Cats Rd 2

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 139 - 91 5 9 14 2 3 1 0 11 0 1 88
2 Geelong Cats L 68 - 93 18 10 28 8 2 1 2 9 0 0 131
3 Gold Coast Suns L 114 - 61 16 11 27 6 1 2 1 8 0 0 120
4 Port Adelaide L 159 - 46 12 10 22 5 1 2 2 5 1 0 94
5 Richmond L 63 - 106 11 13 24 2 2 1 2 7 0 0 90
6 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
9 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
17 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 5 62 53 115 23 9 7 7 40 1 1 523

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 103
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 10.4
    • Disposals 21.3
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.6
    • Tackles 6.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 93.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Hawthorn Rd 16, 2011
Handballs 23 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4, 2012
Disposals 32 St Kilda Rd 19, 2013
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 19, 2013
Hit-outs 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 22, 2013
Tackles 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 10, 2012
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 17, 2013
AFL Fantasy 138 St Kilda Rd 5, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Brisbane Lions 62 53 115 23 9 7 7 40 1 1 523
2013 Brisbane Lions 246 235 481 89 25 31 31 147 9 7 2087
2012 Brisbane Lions 263 286 549 108 11 34 33 143 11 3 2272
2011 Brisbane Lions 284 242 526 119 14 29 30 165 14 5 2395
2010 Brisbane Lions 191 194 385 114 1 22 24 115 4 11 1749
2009 Brisbane Lions 74 64 138 37 0 4 8 35 6 4 621

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 Brisbane Lions: 76 games, 35 goals

Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star Nomination
2010

Club Awards

5th Lions Club Champion
2010

3rd Lions Club Champion
2011, 2013

Lions Most Courageous Player
2011

Equal 4th Lions Club Champion
2012

Lions Players' Player of the Year
2012

Lions Members' Player of the Year
2012

Lions Pre-Season Premiership Player
2013

Other Awards

Glenelg SANFL U19 Premiership Player
2008

South Australian U18 Representative
2008