Jarryd Roughead

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

Jarryd Roughead
Roughead playing for Hawthorn in April 2018
Personal information
Full name Jarryd Roughhead
Nickname(s) Roughy, J-Rough
Date of birth (1987-01-23) 23 January 1987
Place of birth Leongatha, Victoria
Original team(s) Leongatha (GFL)
Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 2 (PP), 2004 national draft
Debut 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
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005–2019 Hawthorn 283 (578)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2015 Australia 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2015.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Early life

Born in Leongatha in southern Gippsland, Roughead played for the Gippsland Power. After the under 18's season finished Roughead helped his local team, Leongatha won the WGLFL premiership.

Roughead is friends with Australian basketball players Joe Ingles and Patty Mills.[1][2]

His cousin Jordan Roughead plays for the Collingwood Football Club.[3]

Roughead is married to Sarah and has a daughter, Pippa.[4][5]

AFL career

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.

In Round 19, 2005, Roughhead was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award. He collected 20 disposals and 4 rebounds in a 41-point loss against the Brisbane Lions.

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.

In 2008, he played in his first AFL Grand Final, despite his struggles to collect the ball at times, Roughead finished the match with a respectful 2 goals against Geelong.

Roughhead kicked a career-high 8 goals in a slim 5 point victory over the Carlton Blues.

2011-2012: Injuries

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 20 January 2017, Roughead was named the captain of Hawthorn.[6]

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.[7] On May 17, 2016, Roughead was diagnosed with a recurrence of Melanoma and was sidelined indefinitely.[8] Roughead has four small spots on his lung and a biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of melanoma.[9] 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.


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 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
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
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
Totals Averages (per game)
2005 Hawthorn 35166510479183661080.
2006 Hawthorn 2201251511082591082940.
2007 Hawthorn 2224036117852027729371.
2008 Hawthorn 225755122310032314750333.
2009 Hawthorn 2195127150932438740392.
2010 Hawthorn 22353461929428611443282.
2011 Hawthorn 211166104721765244831.
2012 Hawthorn 2234128227165392105642221.
2013 Hawthorn 225723425914440311258602.91.410.45.816.
2014 Hawthorn 223754324712036710768173.31.910.
2015 Hawthorn 224503426320146412076202.11.411.08.319.
2016 Hawthorn 20
2017 Hawthorn 222382119419939310975271.
2018 Hawthorn 22234241891473368858671.
2019 Hawthorn 2815106039992819191.
Career 28357837024801646412613206636462.

Honours and achievements




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