Full Name: JACK GRAHAM
Date of Birth: 25/02/1998
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg
Debut: 20/08/2017 vs Fremantle
Total Games: 23
Total Goals: 11
2017 Premiership player
2017 Richmond Life Member
A big-bodied contested midfielder, Graham enjoyed a superb NAB AFL Under-18 Championships in 2016 and was named the Larke medallist as the leading player in Division One. He was the State Under 18s captain for Adelaide.
He averaged 25 disposals, five clearances and five tackles for South Australia, earning All-Australian selection.
His father Jeff played for West Torrens.
Graham missed the Draft Combine because of a quad injury, however was selected in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft as 3rd round selection (Richmond) No. 53 overall. Once at Tigerland, he suffered from hamstring tendinitis , and broke his ankle in a training drill. After eight weeks in a moon boot, he played consistent football for the Reserves to warrant a call up to the senior team.
He debuted for Richmond against Fremantle in the second last round of 2017. It was Fremantle's last game at Subiaco Stadium.
Graham then played the next four consecutive games (3 of them were finals matches). In his fifth senior match, he played in Richmond's premiership, and was the highest goal kicker on the day with 3 goals.
“I’m very lucky, obviously. Timing was pretty good, coming in that late time of the year . . . Blokes go on and don’t even win finals, and I’ve managed to win a Grand Final in my first year . . . It means a lot.” (RFC Oct 10 2017).
As of the 2017 premiership, he had played the equal 3rd least number of games to achieve a premiership (Bill James 1 game 1920, Jack Anderson 4 games 1932, Ernie Taylor 5 games 1920 , Noel Carter 5 games 1973).
His first experience playing in a Richmond loss was Rd 2 2018 vs Adelaide (his 7th League game).
Tea Tree Gully Wolves
Adelaide U18 captain (2016)
South Australia U16 captain (2014)
South Australia schoolboys U15 captain (2013)