Jarryd Roughead (born 23 January 1987) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He has recently accepted an off-field role at St Kilda Football Club for 3 years as a co-coach
Roughead playing for Hawthorn in April 2018
|Full name||Jarryd Roughhead|
|Date of birth||23 January 1987|
|Place of birth||Leongatha, Victoria|
Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
|Draft||No. 2 (PP), 2004 national draft|
Round 3, 2005, Hawthorn|
vs. Essendon, at Melbourne Cricket Ground
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|Position(s)||Forward / Ruckman|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2015.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
2004-2007: Introduction to Senior Football
Roughhead was recruited to Hawthorn with the 2nd overall pick in the 2004 AFL draft. he was selected by Hawthorn along with future duel-club superstar Lance Franklin. It was widely known that Roughhead and Franklin were to be key members of Hawthorn's line up as they grew older.
2007-2009: Hitting Form
In 2007, Roughhead finished the season with a career-high of 40 goals in 22 games. However, along with his 40 majors, Roughhead showed that his accuracy at goal maybe something work on it. After his goal accuracy was listed at just 52.6 percent that year, Roughead showed that he had the skills to hold down a key forward position.
During his career, Roughhead has shown that he has the tremendous athletic capability with a huge leap and clean marking hands. In the 2008 AFL season, he kicked 75 goals from 25 matches. Despite having the ability to work as a member of Hawthorn's defense, he became a regular center half-forward for Hawthorn.
Roughhead kicked a career-high 8 goals in a slim 5 point victory over the Carlton Blues.
In 2011, Roughhead played in a ruck position as well as the forward line due to Hawthorn's injury list. In their Round 12 clash against Geelong, he ruptured his Achilles tendon during the final quarter of the match. Roughead was stretched off the ground and was ruled out for the remainder of the 2011 AFL season. He finished the season with 16 goals.
He spent the majority of the 2012 AFL season sharing the ruck duties with David Hale (footballer). When not in the ruck, he was position in the forward line, but also assisted in defense as the need arose. His ability to return from an Achilles tendon injury and play in the ruck whilst still kicking 41 goals silenced many doublers.
2013-2015: Medals & Premierships
In 2013, Roughead was awarded the Coleman Medal for being the leading goalkicker after kicking 68 goals at the completion of the home and away season. He managed to achieve this whilst spending considerable time in the ruck as well as in the midfield alongside his rucking partners, where his considerable size caused trouble for the opposition and his quick hand passing resulted in many clearances.
After a career-best home and away season, he kicked 2 goals in Hawthorn's qualifying final against Sydney and another 2 goals in the AFL Grand Final against Fremantle which resulted in Hawthorn's second premiership of the century.
Roughhead was listed on Hawthorn's winning sides in both the 2014 and 2015 grand final.
2016-2019: Career Conclusion
Roughhead missed the 2016 AFL season due to cancer complications.
On 12 August 2019, Roughead announced he would retire from AFL football at the conclusion of the 2019 season. In his last match, he kicked 6 goals against a failing Gold Coast side.
Midway through the 2015 season, Roughead was ruled out for three weeks after it was revealed he had a melanoma removed from his lip. On May 17, 2016, Roughead was diagnosed with a recurrence of Melanoma and was sidelined indefinitely. Roughead has four small spots on his lung and a biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of melanoma. In December, after 8 months of immunotherapy, Roughead revealed on the Hawthorn website that he was cancer-free, and had been given the all-clear to return to football.
|Led the league for the home-and-away season only|
|Led the league after finals only|
|Led the league for the home-and-away season and after finals|
|Played in that season's premiership team|
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Honours and achievements
- "Ingles won't consider AFL switch". adelaidenow.com.au.
- Jordan Roughead a ruckman with the lot
- Gleeson, Michael. "Jarryd Roughead to play farewell game". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- McGowan, Marc. "'I'm not bigger than the club. The club's perfect': Jarryd Roughead". Australian Football League. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- "Roughead faces fight as cancer spreads". heraldsun.com.au. 17 May 2016.
- "Roughead to start 12-month treatment". hawthornfc.com.au.
- "Jarryd Roughead". AFL Tables. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Jarryd Roughead". afl.com.au. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jarryd Roughead.|
- Jarryd Roughead at AustralianFootball.com
- Jarryd Roughead's profile on the official website of the Hawthorn Football Club
- Jarryd Roughead's playing statistics from AFL Tables