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Player Reviews: Part 2

At the end of the 2015 AFL Season we take a look at each player's season.

9:30am  Sep 30, 2015

List Changes

The Lions have made list changes ahead of the upcoming AFL Trade Period.

3:20pm  Sep 14, 2015

Lions Make History

We broke three records on the weekend - find out what they are here.

3:50pm  Sep 9, 2015

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Jed's goal makes the 10

10:55am  Sep 7, 2015

Post-Match: Jed Adcock Interview

6:52pm  Sep 5, 2015

Adcock goes out with a roar

6:32pm  Sep 5, 2015

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183 cm
84 kg

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Maryborough
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 7 2004
Recruited from: North Ballarat U18 (VIC)
Brownlow Votes: 8


Captain Jed Adcock’s sublime skills, leadership qualities and fearless approach to each contest make him a valuable member of the Lions' side. He is tough and quick utility who has proven effective in roles as both a midfielder and attacking defender.


• Adcock grew up in the country Victorian town of Maryborough and first picked up a football as a seven year-old courtesy of his local Auskick competition.

• He excelled in other sports as a junior including athletics and basketball before choosing to focus solely on his football career at the age of 16.

• He captained the North Ballarat Rebels U18 side during his final season in the TAC Cup.

• He was drafted by the Brisbane Lions with selection No.33 in the 2003 National Draft.

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Before the start of the 2014 season, Adcock was named sole Lions Captain after Jonathan Brown stood down from his long-standing leadership role. The honour meant he became just the third sole skipper at the Club since the 1997 merger - after Michael Voss and Brown.  

• Adcock played predominantly in defence, and was forced to shoulder greater responsibility after the Lions suffered a spate of injuries to their more experienced personnel.

• He went on to be one of only three players at the Club - along with Justin Clarke and eventual Rising Star Lewy Taylor - to play in all 22 senior matches. In the process, he took his consecutive games tally to 59 - which the highest of any current player by the end of 2014.

• Such was his phenomenal work-rate, he finished first at the Club in rebound 50s (79), and third in inside 50s (73). He also averaged 18.5 disposals. 

• His consistent season was rewarded at season's end when he placed 5th in the Merrett-Murray Medal. It was the fourth consecutive year - and sixth time overall - that he had finished inside the top seven.

• On the eve of his 10th season with the Club, Adcock was elevated as Lions Co-Captain alongside existing skipper Jonathan Brown, and in the process became the 53rd Captain in the Club's combined history, and just the eighth since the 1996 merger.  

• His first pre-season as skipper was a successful one, as he and Brown led the Club to its first pre-season premiership in 35 years, and the Lions' first as a merged entity. Playing largely across half-back, Adcock played a key role in the Lions' comprehensive NAB Cup Grand Final victory over Carlton.  

• He was one of only four players to feature in all 22 of the Lions' senior matches in 2013, leading from the front in what turned out to be a roller-coaster of a season. 

• In Round 9 against Carlton, he led the side out for his 150th AFL match. Unfortunately the Blues ruined the party with a comfortable victory at the Gabba.  

• By season's end, Adcock featured prominently in the key statistical areas for the Lions, and his contribution was recognised with 7th placing in the Merrett-Murray Medal.

• Also at the Club Champion dinner, Adcock received Life Membership of the Club.

• Adcock was one of only five Lions players who travelled to Arizona during the off-season to trial the benefits of high altitude training.

• In the absence of injured skipper Jonathan Brown, Adcock once again led the Lions throughout the pre-season period (and the opening two games) and was among the team’s best throughout the NAB Cup.

• He started the Lions’ Premiership campaign with a bang – collecting a season-high 29 disposals in the side’s Round 1 win over Melbourne at the MCG.

• He went on to play 21 of the Lions’ 22 matches for 2012 – his only miss coming in Round 7 when a slight groin strain kept him sidelined for the Collingwood match.

• Despite being among the Club’s first batch of players eligible for Free Agency, Adcock rejected overtures from others clubs and re-signed with the Lions for a further three years.

• He proved a valuable member of the improved Lions outfit, averaging a touch over 19 disposals and finishing equal 7th in the Merrett-Murray Medal voting – his second consecutive top 10 finish.

• Adcock played 20 of a possible 22 senior matches in 2011, missing only Rounds 13 and 14 after a broken finger had deteriorated to the point where he required surgery.

• More importantly, he was forced to shoulder a great deal of the team’s leadership - both on and off the field - in the long-term absences of injured skipper Jonathan Brown and fellow Vice-Captain Daniel Merrett. He quickly became accustomed to the role of ‘acting Captain’ and seemed to flourish with the responsibility.

 • He started the season in career-best form, averaging close to 24 disposals per game before the finger injury.

• At season's end, Adcock received the Lions' Most Professional Player award for the first time after exhibiting all those traits which are highly respected within a Football Club.

• He also finished inside the Club Champion top five for the third time of his career, after placing equal 4th with fellow backman Pearce Hanley.

• After completely a full pre-season, Adcock suffered a minor ankle injury in Round 1 against West Coast but recovered in time to face Carlton in Round 2 - only to strain his quad which kept him out of the next four matches.

• He returned in Round 7 against Fremantle and resumed his position in defence. However, just three weeks later, he sustained a more serious ankle injury against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium which kept him out of action for a further nine senior matches.

• He returned in time to play the final four matches of the season including his 100th game in the Round 22 clash against Sydney at the Gabba.

• He averaged 15.4 disposals across his nine matches in 2010 and finished =25th in the Club Champion voting.

• Now one of the Club's official leaders, Adcock enjoyed a greater level of responsibility both on and off the field in 2009.

• He played in a variety of roles in the midfield but was used predominantly as a running defender where he created great drive from the backline.

• He collected an equal career-high 30 disposals in a best-on-ground performance against North Melbourne in Round 10 at Etihad Stadium and was regularly named among the Lions' best players.

• Adcock was taken from the field early in the first quarter of the team's Round 15 match against Geelong with what appeared to be a serious knee injury. Scans revealed that he had fractured his knee which was expected to keep him sidelined for three months - although at least he would not require a full knee reconstruction.

• After undergoing a strict rehabilitation program, he made a remarkable bid to play again in 2010 and eventually lined up for the Lions in their unsuccessful Semi Final clash against the Western Bulldogs - his first ever AFL Finals experience.

• Despite missing eight matches through injury, Adcock finished just outside the Club Champion top ten (=11th) and averaged close to 20 disposals per game.

• Adcock’s profile within the football community had risen considerably after his standout 2007 season which meant he soon commanded greater attention from opposition teams.

• He played 21 of a possible 22 matches predominantly in the midfield and on occasion returned to his dashing defensive role.

• He collected an equal career-high 30 disposals against St Kilda in Round 9 at the Gabba.

• The only match he missed for the season was the Lions’ Round 16 clash with the West Coast Eagles at the Gabba when he experienced quad tightness in the lead-up to the game.

• He averaged over 16 disposals per game and finished 10th in the Club Champion award – his third top-ten finish in five seasons.

• Adcock was named one of four Club Vice-Captains in November alongside team-mates Luke Power, Daniel Merrett and Simon Black.

• With a full pre-season behind him, Adcock played all 22 senior matches with the Club, reaching new levels of fitness and performance.

• He earned a role in the star-studded Lions midfield for the second half of the season.

• He twice collected a then career-high 30 disposals and kicked a personal best four goals from the midfield against Collingwood in Round 17 at the MCG.

• He averaged a career-best 20.7 disposals and kicked a career-high 10 goals throughout the season.

• He was chosen in the AFL’s initial 40-man All-Australian squad but missed out on selection in the final team.

• He finished Runner-up behind Jonathan Brown at the Club Champion dinner – bettering his third placing from 2005 – and earned the additional honour as the Club’s Most Effective Tackler.

• A severe quad strain kept Adcock sidelined for the first seven matches of the season before he returned for the Club’s Round 8 clash with Port Adelaide.

• He unfortunately re-injured his quad in Round 9 against Fremantle which forced him to miss a further seven matches.

• After overcoming his injury, he featured prominently in the final six matches of the season – averaging over 20 disposals from defence during this time.

• Adcock found a regular senior spot in the Lions’ team playing predominantly as small defender.

• He provided plenty of dash from defence and earned the impressive scalps of West Coast’s Phil Matera, Geelong’s Gary Ablett and Melbourne’s Adem Yze.

• He received a nomination for the AFL Rising Star award in Round 12 following an impressive 22 possession game against Carlton.

• He was one of only three Lions to play all 22 matches, had the eighth most disposals at the Club and finished fifth in the AFL’s Rising Star award.

• At the Lions’ Club Champion dinner, Adcock won the Best Rookie and Most Improved Player awards and finished third in Club’s Best and Fairest vote count.

• Adcock served his apprenticeship with the Suncoast Lions in the early stages of his debut season with the Club.

• The 18 year-old impressed during his time with the Reserves side and earned a senior berth by Round 7 against the Kangaroos at Telstra Dome.

• He collected nine possessions and kicked a goal on debut but was squeezed out of the team the following week.

• He played a second senior match against Fremantle in Perth in Round 9 before spending the remainder of the season with the Suncoast Lions.


By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 213
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 17.4
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 73.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2011
Handballs 19 Port Adelaide Rd 14, 2009
Disposals 30 North Melbourne Rd 10, 2009
Marks 11 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2011
Hit-outs 3 Geelong Cats Rd 22, 2007
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 5, 2009
Goals 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2015
AFL Fantasy 135 North Melbourne Rd 18, 2007

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


Milestone Matches

Brisbane Lions v North Melbourne 
Round 18, 2007 @ The Gabba

Brisbane Lions v Sydney 
Round 22, 2010 @ The Gabba

Brisbane Lions v Carlton 
Round 9, 2013 @ The Gabba


AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star Nomination

5th AFL Rising Star Award

All Australian Preliminary Squad

Club Awards

Lions Best Rookie

Lions Most Improved Player

3rd Lions Club Champion

Lions Most Effective Tackler

Lions Club Champion Runner-Up

Lions Vice-Captain
2009 - 2012

Lions Most Professional Player

4th Lions Club Champion

Lions Co-Captain

Lions Pre-Season Premiership Player

Lions Life Member

Lions Captain

5th Lions Club Champion