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1:12pm  Jun 4, 2018

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4:50pm  May 21, 2018

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Jake
Lever

Height
195 cm
DOB
05-03-1996
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2018
11
Career
67
Goals
2018
0
Career
3
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
658
Avg
60
JakeLever

Player Bio

At a Glance

Drafted: 2014 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Adelaide) No. 14 overall
Previous AFL clubs: Adelaide (2015-17: 56 games).
Recruited from: Romsey (Vic)/Calder U18/Adelaide

Endured a year of speculation about his future before he finally announced he wanted to return to Victoria. After much discussion, the Demons handed over their 2017 first-round pick, a future first-round selection and a future fourth-round pick for him. It was a high price to pay, but Lever proved last year he is one of the best intercept defenders in the game. His ability to come off his man and intercept and launch plays earned him selection in the initial All-Australian squad. Signed a four-year contract with the Demons and has already earned plaudits for his leadership skills.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 10.4
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 14.5
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 59.8

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Carlton Rd 9
Handballs 8 Carlton Rd 9
Disposals 27 Carlton Rd 9
Marks 8 Carlton Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Richmond Rd 5
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 99 Carlton Rd 9

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 94 - 97 8 2 10 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 46
2 Brisbane Lions W 74 - 100 9 4 13 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 52
3 North Melbourne W 123 - 86 14 6 20 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 66
4 Hawthorn L 115 - 48 10 5 15 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 55
5 Richmond L 56 - 102 13 5 18 6 0 3 0 5 0 0 90
6 Essendon W 72 - 108 9 4 13 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 59
7 St Kilda W 67 - 106 9 3 12 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 55
8 Gold Coast Suns W 77 - 146 9 4 13 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 56
9 Carlton W 50 - 159 19 8 27 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 99
10 Adelaide Crows W 146 - 55 12 3 15 4 0 6 0 3 0 0 72
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 100 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
12 Collingwood L 91 - 133 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Port Adelaide L 75 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda L 117 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Fremantle W 102 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats L 100 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Adelaide Crows W 77 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Gold Coast Suns W 143 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Sydney Swans L 78 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles W 91 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants W 102 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Geelong Cats W 75 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Hawthorn W 71 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF West Coast Eagles L 121 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 9 114 45 159 54 0 13 7 18 0 0 658

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 67
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 15.2
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 60.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Fremantle Rd 10, 2017
Handballs 12 Fremantle Rd 6, 2016
Disposals 30 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 6, 2017
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 15, 2017
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 7, 2017
AFL Fantasy 119 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Melbourne 114 45 159 54 0 13 7 18 0 0 658
2017 Adelaide Crows 208 112 320 125 1 30 19 35 1 1 1344
2016 Adelaide Crows 248 130 378 124 0 17 25 24 2 3 1429
2015 Adelaide Crows 108 56 164 60 1 7 10 14 0 0 650

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

Honours

Brownlow History

Career votes: 2

2018 votes: 1

AFL Awards

AFL Players Association 22Under22 Team
2015, 2016, 2017

NAB Rising Star nomination
2015 (R17: WCE v Adel, Subiaco Oval)

Milestones

Debut
R6, 2015: Gold Coast Suns v Adelaide, Carrara

50th game
R20, 2017: Adelaide v Port Adelaide, Adelaide Oval