Jarryd Blair

Jarryd Blair (born 14 April 1990) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Standing at only 174 centimetres, he is a small, pacy wingman/half forward flanker who made his AFL debut in round 14, 2010 against West Coast at Etihad Stadium.

Jarryd Blair
Blair playing for Collingwood in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Jarryd Blair
Date of birth (1990-04-14) 14 April 1990
Place of birth Wonthaggi
Original team(s)

Wonthaggi / Gippsland Power

(TAC Cup)
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010–2018 Collingwood 157 (121)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2018 season.
Career highlights
  • Harry Collier Trophy 2010
  • Collingwood Premiership Player 2010
  • Gavin Brown Award 2013
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Blair was impressive in his debut. He had 16 disposals (7 kicks and 9 handballs), took 2 marks and had 5 tackles in an 83-point win for Collingwood. The week after against Port Adelaide he continued to impress by kicking 2 goals. In round 20 against Essendon, he was one of the best players in Collingwood's 98 point win. His 27 disposals and 2 goals was rewarded with one vote in the Brownlow Medal.[1]

Blair played in the drawn 2010 AFL Grand Final and was a member of Collingwood's Premiership side a week later in the replay. At 20 years of age Blair was the second-youngest member of Collingwood's 2010 Premiership team after 19-year-old Steele Sidebottom.

In round 3 of 2011, Blair kicked a career-high 5 goals against Carlton. In round 20 that year he kicked four goals against Port Adelaide.

He is the nephew of Morningside premiership coach and former VFL player John Blair.[2] Blair's grandfather John O'Mahony played for Hawthorn between 1951 and 1960.[3]

On 30 October 2018, Blair was delisted by Collingwood.[4]

2019 Jarryd Blair is playing for Port Melbourne in the VFL

Statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season[5]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2010 Collingwood 471278849317731520.60.77.07.814.82.64.3
2011 Collingwood 1124261818718937656941.10.87.87.915.72.33.9
2012 Collingwood 11231712200255455591070.70.58.711.119.82.64.7
2013 Collingwood 1122146156202358581260.60.37.19.216.32.65.7
2014 Collingwood 11211211139184323601120.60.56.68.815.42.95.3
2015 Collingwood 112019914017031057831.00.57.08.515.52.94.1
2016 Collingwood 1121157142189331591050.70.36.89.015.82.85.0
2017 Collingwood 1112117509414421490.90.64.27.812.01.84.1
2018 Collingwood 11200162036780.00.08.010.018.03.54.0
Career 157 121 78 1114 1396 2510 408 736 0.8 0.5 7.1 8.9 16.0 2.6 4.7

References

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