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Lever keen to make backline a force

Jake Lever is looking forward to working with Steven May

2:00pm  Sep 12, 2019

Lever fit and continuing to improve

Jake Lever survived an injury scare against Richmond

11:15pm  Aug 3, 2019

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4:42pm  Jul 4, 2019

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Two Mark of the Year nominations

10:12am  Jun 12, 2019

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2:30pm  Jun 10, 2019

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4:30pm  Jan 21, 2019

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Jake
Lever

Height
195 cm
DOB
05-03-1996
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2019
8
Career
75
Goals
2019
0
Career
3
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
479
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

Player sponsors

Gold: Ross Foster
Silver: Allick McPhee   
Bronze: The Tragics

Jake Lever has had a frustrating start to his career in the red and blue.

After being recruited at the end of the 2017 season, the former Crow went down with an ACL injury in his 11th match for Melbourne.

Lever underwent a 12-month recovery, including a trip to the USA, to get his knee back to full strength, before returning to the side in Round 12, 2019.

But the defender’s misfortune continued as he suffered bone bruising in his knee during a first-quarter incident against the Pies.

Lever was able to play out the last seven games of the season where he showed glimpses of his best footy, but will be desperate to link up with teammate Steven May in 2020.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 9.6
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 14.6
    • Marks 6.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.4
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 59.9

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 St Kilda Rd 19
Handballs 7 Collingwood Rd 21
Disposals 19 St Kilda Rd 19
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 19
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 1 Richmond Rd 20
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 81 St Kilda Rd 19

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 61 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats L 126 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Essendon L 112 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 78 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda L 55 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Richmond L 85 - 42 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn W 79 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Gold Coast Suns W 60 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles L 85 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants L 68 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Collingwood L 98 - 57 10 6 16 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 65
14 Fremantle W 85 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton W 100 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs L 74 - 66 5 3 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 33
18 West Coast Eagles L 78 - 91 12 5 17 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 78
19 St Kilda L 104 - 85 15 4 19 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 81
20 Richmond L 60 - 93 11 3 14 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 64
21 Collingwood L 53 - 70 8 7 15 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 53
22 Sydney Swans L 42 - 95 8 6 14 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 54
23 North Melbourne L 88 - 83 8 6 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 77 40 117 55 0 3 4 3 0 0 479

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 75
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 15.2
    • Marks 5.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 60.8

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
2019 Melbourne 77 40 117 55 0 3 4 3 0 0 479
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