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Griffiths calls time on AFL career

Richmond tall forward Ben Griffiths has announced his retirement from AFL football, effective immediately, to pursue a career as an American football punter.

3:44pm  Jan 11, 2018

2017 marks of the year: No. 2

Ben Griffiths’ big mark just before half-time in Richmond’s Round 2 clash with Collingwood at the MCG has been voted the Tigers’ second best of 2017 by Yellow and Black barrackers.

10:25am  Nov 3, 2017

Returning Tigers set to provide a boost

Reece Conca is on track to return from a foot injury, while ruckman Shaun Hampson is set to play limited VFL minutes this week in a boost to the Tigers' tall stocks.

3:41pm  Aug 8, 2017

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Ben
Griffiths

Height
200 cm
DOB
17-09-1991
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
0
Career
63
Goals
2018
0
Career
42
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
BenGriffiths

Player Bio

In early January, Ben Griffiths announced his retirement from AFL football.

Griffiths had been offered a four-year scholarship at the University of Southern California, where he will pursue a career as an American football punter.

Griffiths was drafted to Richmond in the 2009 AFL National Draft with pick No. 19.

He made his AFL debut in Round 10 of the 2010 season and went on to play 63 senior matches for the Tigers.

Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 4; career votes 4.
Draft history: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Richmond) No. 19 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 121 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Adelaide Crows L 118 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Hawthorn W 102 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions W 110 - 17 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Melbourne W 56 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood W 70 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Fremantle W 110 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne W 72 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles L 130 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda W 105 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Essendon W 43 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Port Adelaide L 72 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Geelong Cats W 65 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans W 93 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows W 103 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants L 79 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda W 57 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood W 105 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats W 85 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 125 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon W 81 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs W 98 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Hawthorn W 95 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Collingwood L 58 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 63
    • Kicks 5.5
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 8.9
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 5.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 50.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 17, 2016
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 9, 2012
Disposals 20 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2016
Marks 12 Essendon Rd 17, 2016
Hit-outs 19 Western Bulldogs Rd 3, 2014
Tackles 8 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2016
Goals 5 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2016
AFL Fantasy 132 Essendon Rd 17, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Richmond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Richmond 10 5 15 8 11 1 6 6 0 1 83
2016 Richmond 83 56 139 61 98 14 9 36 14 10 867
2015 Richmond 85 41 126 59 72 12 10 23 12 14 746
2014 Richmond 101 43 144 71 120 10 23 44 12 15 926
2013 Richmond 3 3 6 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 32
2012 Richmond 41 42 83 21 1 3 6 9 0 0 292
2011 Richmond 15 11 26 12 10 1 3 3 1 4 127
2010 Richmond 8 11 19 4 0 3 1 6 3 0 100

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Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for: being a good bloke

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL): Hawthorn – Rd 10, 2012

Most admired player at another club: Lance Franklin

Favourite ground to play on: MCG

Best part about training: Bag jumps on the coach

Weights or running: Weights

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year: Mark

Which skill do you need to most work on: spoiling

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final: we kick a goal from outside 50

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012: Lance Franklin

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse: -

Favourite meal the night before a game: Pasta/stir fry combo

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game: -

One thing you would change about the world: poverty

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game: PS3

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish: Gibson Turner - toast

Your favourite line from a movie: -

What’s your favourite dance move: -

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia: North Queensland

Where would you recommend visiting within your state: Sandy Point