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Geary keen to play his role

Quiet achiever Jarryn Geary has had another strong start to the 2010 AFL season.

6:06pm  Jul 1, 2010

Rising star gearing up for a big future

St Kilda defender Jarryn Geary is the round-eight nominee for the 2009 NAB Rising Star

8:28am  May 19, 2009

Geary hopes there’s more in store

Midfielder Jarryn Geary made a huge impression on debut on Saturday

7:11pm  Mar 26, 2008

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Loyal Saint's ultimate day

4:16pm  Aug 4, 2014

Geary commits to Saints

12:11pm  Jul 31, 2014

Geary: From Rookie to Leader

4:59pm  Apr 30, 2014

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Jarryn
Geary

Height
183 cm
DOB
23-06-1988
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2015
7
Career
107
Goals
2015
1
Career
20
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
483
Avg
69
JarrynGeary

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs:-
Clubs:-
Debut: Round 1, 2008 v Sydney Swans
Recruited From: Bendigo Pioneers
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Season by season

A hard-nose and courageous defender, Geary was drafted at No.58 in the rookie draft from the Bendigo Pioneers, before being elevated to the senior list late in 2007.

Following a sixth place finish in the Saints best and fairest in 2012, Geary went even in better last year, finishing in fourth.

He missed just one game and demonstrated his versatility beyond a lockdown defender as a run-with player, nullifying Carlton’s Marc Murphy and Adelaide’s Patrick Dangerfield.

93 games into a flourishing career, Geary is an integral cog in St Kilda’s defence and a member of the leadership group.

A courageous defender and occasional midfielder, Geary was originally drafted at pick 58 in the rookie draft from TAC Cup side Bendigo Pioneers, but was elevated in late 2007 to the Saints senior list.

2012 was a breakout year for Geary, playing in 20 games and firmly establishing himself in Scott Watters best 22. In particular, his fierce attack on the football won him praise with a top ten finish in the Saints best and fairest the result of a fantastic season.

Geary is seen as a future leader, and will look to build on last season’s efforts with another consistent campaign.

Player Sponsors: Bayside Combustion (Premium), Queen Arms Hotel Bendigo

After breaking his leg last season while playing for VFL Club affiliate Sandringham, Jarryn managed to bounce back into the Saints senior side, playing the final eight games of the season.

Jarryn was originally drafted as a rookie from TAC Cup side Bendigo Pioneers, but was elevated to the Senior side at the end of 2007.

 He earned a NAB Rising star nomination after a standout performance against Essendon in 2008, and contributed to the team’s NAB Cup grand final win the same year.

The utility player finally reached a milestone in 2011 by making his first Finals appearance, against the Sydney Swans, after being overlooked the previous two years.

Season by season

A reliable defender who can also play a variety of run-with roles further afield, Geary was selected with pick 58 in the 2007 Rookie Draft and elevated to the senior list later that year.

In his 100th game, Geary broke his arm and although he fully recovered towards the end of the season, a calf injury stopped a return to AFL football.

Geary is part of St Kilda’s leadership group and is widely considered one of the Saints most dependable players.

2014 coaches’ perspective – David Teague (defensive coach)
Jarryn had a frustrating year due to injury, but when he was out there he made us a better side. He started in the middle in the first couple of games and then moved down back and was a really important player for us in the back six. He was really professional with his rehabilitation alongside Eli Templeton and showed great leadership with the rest of the defensive group.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 11.3
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 17.9
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 69.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Carlton Rd 4
Handballs 12 GWS Giants Rd 1
Disposals 25 Carlton Rd 4
Marks 9 GWS Giants Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Gold Coast Suns Rd 2
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 97 Carlton Rd 4

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 78 - 87 12 12 24 9 0 1 2 2 0 0 90
2 Gold Coast Suns W 76 - 104 10 5 15 5 0 2 1 5 0 0 74
3 Collingwood L 140 - 66 9 3 12 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 54
4 Carlton L 81 - 121 18 7 25 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 97
5 Essendon L 80 - 82 10 7 17 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 57
6 Western Bulldogs W 87 - 94 10 9 19 6 0 1 3 1 0 0 62
7 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles L 78 - 131 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions W 86 - 108 10 3 13 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 49
10 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
20 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 6 79 46 125 33 0 8 9 17 1 0 483

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 107
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 16.1
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 63.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Fremantle Rd 23, 2013
Handballs 15 Fremantle Rd 23, 2013
Disposals 34 Fremantle Rd 23, 2013
Marks 10 Sydney Swans Rd 21, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 6, 2010
Tackles 8 Richmond Rd 14, 2013
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 3, 2015
AFL Fantasy 123 Fremantle Rd 23, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 St Kilda 79 46 125 33 0 8 9 17 1 0 483
2014 St Kilda 65 50 115 27 0 3 5 19 2 1 453
2013 St Kilda 207 163 370 97 0 15 18 65 4 4 1487
2012 St Kilda 189 163 352 78 0 11 11 41 2 3 1284
2011 St Kilda 49 30 79 14 0 6 4 18 0 0 315
2010 St Kilda 166 148 314 74 1 10 19 62 4 3 1245
2009 St Kilda 143 111 254 70 0 11 14 50 7 5 1077
2008 St Kilda 56 58 114 36 0 4 6 13 0 3 433

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Rookie Draft from Geelong Falcons: Pick #58, 2006 

AFL St Kilda: 72 games, 13 goals

Awards

AFL Awards

Pre-season premiership side
2008

Facts

  • Pasta is his favourite meal the night before a game
  • Listens to Hip Hop before a game to help him get in the zone
  • Signature dish is two minute noodles