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Jack Graham

#34   Richmond Tigers
Age: 24yr 3mth    Games: 86     Born: February 25, 1998     Origin: North Adelaide
Height: 181cm     Weight: 83kg     Position: Midfield, Forward
Last Drafted: Round 3, Pick #53 2016 National Draft by Richmond Tigers
Supercoach Price: $403,200   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $635,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2023   AFL Player Contracts
Status: Toe injury, Expected return: Test   AFL Injury List
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Jack Graham Biography

Thursday, 26 August 2021
Dylan Grimes claims his first Jack Dyer medal as Richmond's best and fairest for 2021.

Grimes, whose previous best placing was third in 2019, polled 51 votes to win the award from midfielder Jack Graham and defender Liam Baker, who tied for second on 46 votes.

Saturday, 26 September 2020
After weighing interest from Carlton, Essendon and Adelaide, Jack Graham will be a Richmond player until the end of 2023 after signing a new three-year deal with the Tigers.

"Since coming in in 2017 - it was a pretty good year to come in - obviously we won the flag and I was lucky enough to be a part of that. Then I've had some ups and downs, a couple of shoulder injuries, which didn't help, but here I am now ready to go again leading into finals," he said.

"It's just going to be an exciting time, I'm really looking forward to it, along with the next three years of my future at Richmond."

Thursday, 10 September 2020
Carlton is reportedly the third club, along with Essendon and Adelaide, to show interest in out-of-contract Jack Graham.
Saturday, 28 September 2019
Jack Graham speaks of his disappointment in missing out on selection to Richmond's 2019 premiership-winning side due to a dislocated shoulder.

Graham said he knew his fate once he spoke to Tigers coach Damien Hardwick before the team's main training session in the lead-up to the match.

"I knew once he grabbed me. I thought, 'this can't be good'. We hadn't even had the main session yet. "It was hard to swallow," Graham said.

"But, at the same time, if there's a bloke who is 100 percent fit and I'm going to be 90 percent fit I'd have still given everything I could have with that 90 percent, but it would have been silly to pick me and not the fit person."

Thursday, 26 September 2019
Marlion Pickett will make history this week when he becomes the first player in 67 years to earn his AFL debut in a Grand Final.

Richmond informed Pickett on Thursday that he would be part of its team for the premiership decider, just four months after he was recruited to the club in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft.

He will replace Jack Graham in Richmond's team, with the midfielder ruled out earlier in the week after suffering a dislocated shoulder in Friday night's preliminary final win over Geelong.

Pickett, 27, won the Norm Goss Medal for the best player in last week's VFL Grand Final, enhancing his hopes of making a remarkable senior debut on Saturday's big stage against Greater Western Sydney.

Thursday, 6 September 2018
Jack Graham has put off surgery on a dislocated shoulder suffered against Adelaide in round 16 until the end of the season so that he can be part of the Tigers' 2018 finals campaign.

"They said there was a chance it may [come out] again and if you want to do that then that's your plan but I just said whatever it takes to get me out on the field, I'm happy to do that," Graham said.

"I backed them in and strengthened it up so it's good. I've never done a shoulder before and I was a little bit shocked at the time."

Monday, 9 July 2018
Jack Graham is expected to miss a month of football after sustaining damage to a dislocated shoulder suffered in Richmond's 47-point over Adelaide at the MCG.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Jack Graham will miss Richmond's Anzac Day Eve clash with Melbourne after unsuccessfully challenging a one-match striking ban at the AFL Tribunal.

Graham was charged with striking after an attempted bump on Brisbane's Dayne Zorko resulted in Graham hitting Zorko high with his right arm just after the Lion had launched a clearing kick.

Sunday, 4 February 2018
Jack Graham signs a new two-year deal with Richmond to remain at the club until the end of 2020.
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Jack Graham grew up supporting Adelaide and idolising star Crows midfielder Rory Sloane.

On Saturday, the teenager shut down Sloane in a Grand Final and was a key player in Richmond's breakthrough premiership.

"You don't want to be a prick of a thing, but I needed to do my role for the team and shut him down. I respect him so much as a player," Graham said.

"I was mainly pushing him under [the ball]. I'm not a really physical guy, I didn't want to bash him because I respect him so much so I just wanted to annoy him a little bit.

"Maybe I did [get under his skin] a bit but he's a great athlete and an amazing player who I've modelled my game off for the last three or four years. To be next to him was amazing."

Friday, 29 September 2017
Jack Graham will play in a Grand Final for Richmond in just his fifth AFL game.

"Everyone's been saying that to me, people have gone 300 games without playing a final," Graham said.

"I've got to pinch myself a bit. I'm very lucky but a lot of hard work has gone into that as well."

Tuesday, 29 August 2017
First-year Richmond midfielder Jack Graham has been tipped to play an important role in the Tigers' finals campaign after overcoming a serious ankle injury and making the most of his late-season debut.

"I've had a pretty rough year with injury, so I'm pretty proud of myself to get the body right and maybe be a chance to play a final," Graham said.

"I obviously don't know what's going to happen in the next couple of weeks, but I'll get my body right and put my hand up to play in that opening final.

"I can't wait it'll be a proud moment."

Sunday, 20 August 2017
Jack Graham makes his AFL debut for Richmond with 13 disposals (5 kicks and 8 handballs), 11 tackles and a goal in a 104-point win over Fremantle.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Jack Graham has been placed on the Richmond's long-term injury list after suffering a fractured ankle.

The big-bodied inside midfielder hurt his left ankle at training earlier this week, with scans revealing a small fracture that is expected to sideline the 19-year-old for eight weeks.

Friday, 25 November 2016
Richmond select Jack Graham with pick No.53 in the 2016 National Draft.

"A fantastic character who plays with heart and size," Richmond recruiting manager Francis Jackson said.

"He is a real competitor who won the Larke Medal as the best player at the under-18 championships.

"He is an elite runner and his work ethic is exceptional. We were very excited he was still there at pick No.56."

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