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Jake Spencer

DOB: 9 October 1989

Debut: Round 1, 2009 against North Melbourne at MCG

Games: 24*
Goals: 3*
Career Statistics (external link)

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
20228.3
(to end 2013)

From: Townsville/Redland Bombers, Selection 35, 2007 Rookie Draft

Number: 42 2009-

The 203cm ruckman was an elite junior basketballer and had never played football before when he took up the sport to play with friends in 2003. Finding a talent for the game Spencer moved to Brisbane, where his uncle was chairman of the Brisbane Lions, and joined the Redland Bombers.

Drafted by the Demons as a late rookie selection at the end of the 2007 season, Spencer spent his first year playing in the VFL with Sandringham before debuting in the first round of 2009 after impressing in the NAB Cup pre-season loss to Hawthorn, becoming the first player from Townsville to play AFL football.

After playing six matches in his debut season Spencer managed just two as a nominated rookie in his second. He failed to play in a winning side throughout his two years at the club, but was rewarded with a two year contract and an upgrade to the senior list at the end of 2010.

Spencer suffered a serious knee injury in a VFL match in May 2011 and missed the rest of the season without playing a senior match. He returned for his first senior match in two years when named as a late emergency for Mark Jamar in the Round 14, 2012 loss to the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.

In Round 19, 2012 Spencer finally played in his first senior win in his 13th game - 1225 days after his debut. He doubled his career games tally by playing almost every game from there until the end of the season.

He added a career high nine games in 2013, and was rewarded for his performances in the second half of the year by being presented the 2013 Coaches' Award by stand-in Neil Craig.

Spencer's uncle Tony Kelly served as Chairman of the Brisbane Lions.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
2009 600
2010 200
2012 820
2013 910

Media
"Spencer signs for two" (external link) - melbournefc.com.au 08/10/10

Links
Wikipedia profile (external link)


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