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Tyrone Vickery
#27   Hawthorn Hawks
Age: 26yr 10mth    Games: 122     Born: May 31, 1990    
Height: 200cm     Weight: 100kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #8 2008 National Draft by Richmond Tigers
Supercoach Price: $299,200   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $313,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: UFA at the end of 2018   AFL Player Contracts
Status: Back injury, Expected return: Test   AFL Injury List
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Tyrone Vickery Biography

Thursday, 20 April 2017
Trent Cotching says the online mocking of former teammate Ty Vickery is unfair and the forward recruit should not be wearing the blame for Hawthorn's plight.

Vickery, who struggled in his first three games with the winless Hawks and has since been sidelined with a back injury, has been the subject of online abuse.

"Ty is a fantastic person, he's been given another opportunity at another football club, granted they haven't won a game yet," Cotchin said.

"I don't think you can rest results on one individual. That's the beauty of our team game, it's 22 that need to come together and perform on game day and even during the week.

"He's a great person, he obviously wants to perform at his best. It's not like he's sitting there trying not to perform."

Monday, 23 January 2017
Former Tigers assistant coach Mark Williams says Hawthorn recruit Ty Vickery's poor aerobic ability is what holds him back from being considered among the better big men in the AFL.

"His aerobic running ability is the one thing that holds him back," Williams told SEN radio.

"When it comes to running around the ground, that's where Ty struggles. He's not elite in that respect."

However, Williams said the 26-year-old would still bring plenty to the Hawks in 2017.

"His marking ability inside 50 is outstanding and he's an excellent shot for goal and if you compare this with resting ruckman up the ground he's better than them," he said.

"He is a wonderful team man who does care for the group."

Monday, 17 October 2016
Hawthorn has been quizzed by the AFL for a second time about the circumstances behind free agent Ty Vickery's move to Waverley amid opposition disquiet about how the Hawks' offer was structured.

Despite earlier speculation Richmond might match a Hawthorn offer to the restricted free agent, the Tigers let Vickery pass to the Hawks without any fight after being advised the spearhead's lucrative new deal would earn them a second-round compensation pick (currently No.26).

Rival clubs have privately expressed concerns about whether the Vickery deal was structured to ensure the spearhead got to Waverley and Richmond was compensated with an attractive pick.

When announcing Vickery's signing, Hawthorn published a statement on social media saying the 26-year-old had accepted a three-year deal, but quickly replaced it with an updated version that referred to a two-year deal.

Monday, 10 October 2016
Richmond will receive compensation in the middle of round two of the NAB AFL Draft after deciding not to match Hawthorn's offer to free agent Ty Vickery.

It gives the Tigers pick No.26 based on current draft order, with the AFL's decision based on Vickery's age and his contract offer.

The Hawks lodged a two-year offer to the 26-year-old on Friday and the Tigers decided to let the ruck/forward go to the Hawks.

"We are excited that a deal could be reached and we look forward to welcoming Ty to the club," Hawthorn list manager Graham Wright said.

"His ability to play both ruck and forward will be an extremely valuable asset making him a fantastic addition to our list."

Friday, 7 October 2016
Tyrone Vickery is all but certain to be at Hawthorn next year after the Hawks tabled a free agency offer for the forward/ruckman on Friday.

The Hawks have offered Vickery a two-year deal.

Vickery is a restricted free agent, which gives Richmond the right to match Hawthorn's offer, but the Tigers have to do so by Monday - within three days of the offer being made.

If Richmond matches the offer, Hawthorn would have to trade for Vickery or seek to pick him in the national or pre-season draft.

Monday, 3 October 2016
Ty Vickery's agent Scott Lucas says his client has been attracting interest from a range of clubs, not just Hawthorn as has been reported.

"Free agency is something we'll strongly explore, and I don't think that's a secret," Lucas said.

"The newspapers have been very specific (in regards to Hawthorn), and I think it's a bit broader than that.

"There's additional interest here."

Friday, 26 August 2016
Ty Vickery is in doubt for Richmond's final game of 2016 against against Sydney.

Media have speculated that Vickery has played his last game for Richmond but Tigers coach Damien Hardwick says the key forward is a wanted player at the club.

"Ty's a quality guy. He's an important part of our future. He's kicked close to 30 goals this year and has consistently over the course of his career," Hardwick said.

Saturday, 20 August 2016
Ty Vickery is dropped from Richmond's senior side with coach Damien Hardwick explaining that he wanted to allow youngsters to play in the final two rounds.

"I went to Ty and said I need to get a look at these two players and Ty to his credit understands," Hardwick said.

"He was disappointed to get dropped, don't get me wrong, but I maintain Ty is firmly in my best 25."

Thursday, 21 July 2016
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says Tyrone Vickery remains an integral part of Richmond's future despite his recent demotion to the VFL.

"Ty, for mine, is an integral part of our playing future. Six-foot-seven, six-foot-eight guys that can mark and kick goals don't grow on trees," Hardwick said.

"Ty's form at stages has been a little bit indifferent and he's the first to admit that. We probably ran out of a little bit of patience with him, but he's firmly part of my plans going forward.

"He's a great guy, Ty. He's very well loved around our football community. We've just got to make sure we get him playing his best football and hopefully that's not too far away."

Thursday, 14 April 2016
West Coast coach Adam Simpson has urged the Eagles crowd to get stuck into Richmond forward Ty Vickery on Friday night in the tall Tiger’s first visit to Domain Stadium since knocking Dean Cox unconscious in 2014.

Vickery was suspended for four weeks after striking Cox with a roundhouse right at a boundary throw-in in Richmond's 17-point win over the Eagles in round 18, 2014.

Cox has subsequently retired and is now an assistant coach with the Eagles.

"Why not? Get into him," Simpson said.

"(Dean's) nose is still a little bit out of whack, so I'm sure he thinks about it most days."

Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Tyrone Vickery underwent extensive testing of his brain and heart before being cleared to play in the Tigers' NAB Challenge match against Port Adelaide following his mystery collapse against Fremantle.

"They outlined all the tests that I'd need to be doing before we can think about playing again, that was quite intimidating," Vickery said.

"Ticking them off one-by-one for a week was really tough. It was very mentally draining and a worrying time, particularly for my family and friends at the club."

Vickery says he is still not sure whether he was experiencing delayed concussion symptoms or whether the warm conditions in Mandurah were a factor in his episode.

"I thought I collapsed and then I remember waking up on the ground," Vickery said.

"It was really tough to see [the vision], particularly for my family and not having those answers initially."

Monday, 29 February 2016
Richmond forward Tyrone Vickery has been cleared to play in the Tigers' final NAB Challenge match against Port Adelaide after being diagnosed with concussion 10 days ago.

"We still don't know exactly what caused it but the doctors have cleared him of any ongoing issues," Richmond football manager Dan Richardson said.

"He has recovered fine [and] is back in training. He has not had any symptoms since."

Thursday, 25 February 2016
Tyrone Vickery will miss this week's NAB Challenge game against Hawthorn after being concussed.

Vickery was hurt in last Friday's game against Fremantle. Worrying footage showed of the 25-year-old going for a mark in the forward line, despite the ball being more than 50 metres away

The Tigers aren't sure when he was injured but suspect it may have happened before the game.

"We heard that he might have got a knock in the warm-up. There's no vision of that to show if it did happen," Richmond stand-in coach Brendon Lade said.

"Ty's been in at the club all week. The doctors sent him off for some tests. He's fine at the moment.

"He'll have a week off… and be ready to go the week after hopefully."

Saturday, 22 August 2015
Ty Vickery kicks a career-high six goals against Collingwood prompting Richmond coach Damien Hardwick to use his game as a benchmark.

"He can sit there and enjoy it for what it is tonight but the fact of the matter is, he's got to perform on a weekly basis," Hardwick said.

"We expect him to, he's been doing a whole lot of work on his contested marking and his goalkicking, and we saw the benefits of that today.

Friday, 19 June 2015
Ty Vickery has been identified by opposition teams as a confidence player.

"If he's kicking goals early it holds him in good stead for the rest of the game," one opposition scout said.

"That's like anyone really, but especially for players who haven't established themselves as bona fide week-to-week footballers.

"If you don't kick those goals early it can filter into you for the rest of the game.

"So if he gets his confidence up early he can kick three or four and be really dangerous."

Monday, 25 May 2015
Ty Vickery is expected to be sidelined for a fortnight after sustaining minor damage to his ankle and bone bruising in his knee from falling awkwardly in a tackle in the second quarter of the Tigers' 33-point win over Port Adelaide.
Saturday, 2 May 2015
Ty Vickery returns from a calf injury to play his first game since round 18 of 2014 against Geelong.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick stresses the importance of having Vickery in the side following the Tigers' nine-point loss to the Cats.

"He's aggressive, he's assertive and when he's playing confident footy that's when we see the best of Ty Vickery," Hardwick said.

"I keep telling him and I know he realises how important he is to us - maybe it's too much pressure on him. He's best 22."

Sunday, 5 April 2015
Tyrone Vickery suffers a knee injury in the club's VFL trial against Essendon.

Vickery limped from the field in the opening term and didn't return.

Tigers VFL coach Tim Clarke was hopeful Vickery's injury would be minor.

"First thoughts, they [the club doctors] didn't think it was that bad, but we will have to wait and see until he gets scans," he told Fairfax Media.

"He'd been involved in two or three contests, but it was about 10 minutes into the first quarter, so there wasn't a huge amount of opportunity for him."

Thursday, 5 February 2015
Jack Riewoldt says teammate Ty Vickery has had a big pre-season and is set to be a key player for the Tigers in 2015.

"He's set himself up for a very big 2015 and he's going to be a very important piece of the puzzle for our football club," Riewoldt said of Vickery.

"I expect goals from him, I expect him to play his role in the ruck and most importantly I expect him to play his role for the side."

Thursday, 11 September 2014
Ty Vickery isn't harbouring hard feelings after missing out on Richmond's elimination final and has set his sights on playing every game in 2015.

The 24-year-old's season effectively ended after his four-match suspension, handed down for his controversial strike on West Coast's Dean Cox in round 18.

He wasn't recalled for the Tigers' round 23 clash with the Sydney Swans and missed their 57-point loss to Port Adelaide, after coach Damien Hardwick elected to stick with Ben Griffiths.

"We've always had a really good relationship," Vickery said about his relationship with Tigers coach Damien Hardwick.

"I've missed a lot of football this year through suspension and I want to get back and get fit and give myself the every opportunity to play every game next year."

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Ty Vickery is free to play in the final round of the season after the AFL Tribunal suspended him for four matches on Tuesday night for punching West Coast ruckman Dean Cox.

"When it got referred to the Tribunal, you never know what was going to happen but I'm thrilled to have an opportunity to potentially play again this season," Vickery said.

"I'm very happy that we now have a conclusion to it. I'm able to train hard for the next four weeks and give myself a chance to potentially play in the last round."

Monday, 28 July 2014
The striking charge charge laid against Richmond's Tyrone Vickery for punching West Coast ruckman Dean Cox has been referred straight to the AFL Tribunal.
Dean Cox says he received a phone call from Richmond's Ty Vickery and although he appreciates the personal apology, he says they're not the best of mates.

"He personally apologised for the incident and wanted to make sure that my family were aware of that as well," Cox said.

"It was good of him to actually ring and pass on his apology. I've been involved in footy for a long period of time and realise that things can happen that people don't want to or don't expect to happen.

"It was good to get the call from him. I wouldn't say we're best of mates though."

Sunday, 27 July 2014
Ty Vickery has apologised to West Coast ruckman Dean Cox following the ugly incident that left the star Eagle concussed.

"In the heat of the game I overstepped the mark with my physicality and aggression," Vickery said.

"I'm very remorseful for that and I unreservedly apologise to Dean and his family.

"I've attempted to make contact but haven't got through to him yet but I will to offer him an apology personally."

Saturday, 26 July 2014
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick defends Ty Vickery after the key forward is reported for striking Dean Cox in an incident which left the Eagles ruckman concussed, thereby taking no further part in the match.

"To me, he's a hard, tough player," Hardwick said of Vickery.

"That's what we want at the Tigers. At the end of the day, sometimes you step outside the boundaries, the rules are there. We know the rules. He's a hard, tough Richmond player and that's the way we like him."

Dean Cox has suffered no structural damage after being knocked out when struck on the jaw by Richmond's Ty Vickery during Friday night's game at Paterson's Stadium.

Cox was felled in a ruck contest in the second quarter and was subbed out of the game with concussion.

"[It's] just disappointing to be losing a ruckman during the second quarter and lose him for the rest of the game," West Coast assistant coach Brady Rawlings said.

"Obviously it is not ideal when you have got someone sitting on the bench due to an incident like that."

Richmond football manager Dan Richardson told ABC Grandstand that Vickery was "obviously a bit remorseful for the fact that Dean had gone down the way he had, and I don't think any player goes out to see an opponent hurt like that."

He said the club would support Vickery despite widespread condemnation of his actions, including at the ground from irate West Coast fans.

"You get around your teammates in that situation. Whether or not you have done the right thing or the wrong thing you stick by your teammates and we'll do that as a footy club," Richardson said.

Monday, 3 March 2014
Ty Vickery and Bachar Houli have both signed two-year contract extensions with Richmond, while Steve Morris has agreed to a three-year extension with the club.

"It's a great result for the club to lock away three of our most important players for the next few seasons," Richmond general manager of football Dan Richardson said.

"Bachar, Steve and Ty are all integral members of the team, and we look forward seeing them continue to improve in 2014 and beyond.

"Pleasingly for all parties, we were able to finalise these contracts before the start of the season."

Friday, 7 February 2014
Ty Vickery says being more consistent is the key to him becoming a better player in 2014.

"I need to [provide] the strong contest that we need in the forward line," Vickery said.

"That's going to be my role, to take marks and provide a really good contest to the smaller guys to crumb the ball.

"I've probably been a little bit inconsistent, like most of my game, but I think that's what the best power forwards are able to do, they're able to turn 50-50 opportunities into marks.

"For us to be a better team we've all got to play more consistent footy … trying to always be in the game is a big focus for myself."

Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Richmond ruckman/forward Tyrone Vickery will undergo a shoulder reconstruction, missing the rest of 2012.

"We have tried to manage Tyrone through this season with his shoulder, but, ultimately, it was impacting his performance and the best course of action is to get it fixed now, so he is able to complete a full 2013 pre-season," Richmond's general manager of football, Craig Cameron, said.

Saturday, 24 March 2012
Forward Tyrone Vickery has signed a new deal that will keep him at the Tigers until at least the end of 2014.

"We are thrilled to have Ty continue with Richmond for at least another two years," Richmond's general manager of football Craig Cameron said.

"He has become a very important player in our team, and we consider him one of our up-and-coming leaders. At 21 years of age, we look forward to seeing Ty continue to develop into a long-term player for the Tigers."

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Young Richmond key forward Tyrone Vickery says he will not modify his playing style despite narrowly avoiding suspension after a bump on Swan Craig Bird.

"I'll take the reprimand and I'm really happy to be playing still and get out and try and back it up with another win. I wasn't willing to risk that (by challenging)," Vickery said.

"That's the first time I've been cited, so I don't need to change anything, I don't think. Just keep going about it and trying to play my role.

"All the guys know the rules. You're allowed to bump within five metres of the ball and, if not, I suppose you're running at your own peril."

Monday, 16 May 2011
Young Richmond big man Tyrone Vickery may be an ideal choice as a marking forward who takes his turn in the ruck.

"It was certainly frustrating early," Vickery said.

"I'm still a fair way off what I want to be, but I feel I'm getting better along with the team."

Thursday, 25 June 2009
Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt says the young Tigers forward line that he is a key part of is coming along well.

"We've got a few new faces down there - Robin Nahas is down there and he's been lively and has had a great input, Tommy Hislop last week played a fantastic game, along with young Tyrone Vickery," Riewoldt said.

"We've got a lot of young faces down there, and Mitch Morton is almost the oldest person in the forward line, so we've got a lot of new guys down there, a lot of exuberance, a lot of youth.

"We're just trying to do our job best for the team - put on defensive pressure and hopefully kick a winning score."

Thursday, 11 June 2009
Tyrone Vickery concedes his debut isn't the main attraction at Etihad Stadium tomorrow night with caretaker coach Jade Rawlings in charge of the team for the first time.

"Jade's been really good for half of the year down at Coburg for myself and the younger guys, so for him to be now coaching at AFL level and me playing I suppose it will make it pretty easy, I know what he expects and I know how he coaches.

"He's got a very good temperament, he's able to handle crises well I think, he keeps a clear head, but I suppose it will all be tested out when it goes up another step at AFL (level) but I think he'll be a very good caretaker coach for the club.''

Wednesday, 10 June 2009
First-round draft pick Tyrone Vickery will be included in Richmond's team to take on West Coast in Round 12, the club has confirmed.

"We were excited to get him at selection eight in last year's draft - we were looking for a tall player who could play in the ruck and go forward so he's ideal from that point-of-view," Tigers football manager Ross Monaghan said.

"He started the season slowly with a few games in the Coburg reserves and then found his feet at senior level. His first breakout game from our point-of-view was against Box Hill on Anzac Day - he kicked 3.5 that day and really presented well and showed he can play at senior level.

"Since then he's been really consistent."

Richmond has enjoyed some rare good news with confirmation top draft pick Tyrone Vickery would make his debut on Saturday night.
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