In a special off-season series, Richmond Media is dissecting the key 2020 season statistics of each member of the Tigers’ triumphant premiership team (in guernsey number order). And Richmond great Matthew Richardson also is providing comments on each premiership player. Today we turn our attention to No. 15, Jayden Short.
Kicks average: 14.1
Handballs average: 4.9
Disposals average: 19.1
Contested possessions average: 4.6
Uncontested possessions average: 11.7
Rebound-50s average: 4.5
Inside-50s average: 2.6
Marks average: 5.4
Intercepts average: 4.3
Score involvements average: 3.2
Tackles average: 1.3
One-percenters average: 1.5
Metres gained average: 480.3
Season statistical highs
Kicks: 20 v Sydney, Round 6, Gabba.
Handballs: 10 v Fremantle, Round 15, Metricon Stadium.
Disposals: 26 v Sydney, Round 6, Gabba.
Contested possessions: 9 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Uncontested possessions: 17 v Sydney, Round 6, Gabba.
Rebound-50s: 8 v Geelong, Round 17, Metricon Stadium.
Inside-50s: 7 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Marks: 9 v Sydney, Round 6, Gabba.
Intercepts: 8 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Score involvements: 6 v Brisbane, Round 10, Metricon Stadium, v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium and v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Tackles: 6 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
One-percenters: 3 v Western Bulldogs, Round 9, Metricon Stadium, v Essendon, Round 13, TIO Stadium, v Adelaide, Round 18, Adelaide Oval and v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
Metres gained: 771 v Geelong, Grand Final, Gabba.
No. 1 for kicks.
No. 1 for uncontested possessions.
No. 1 for rebound-50s.
No. 1 for marks.
No. 1 for metres gained.
No. 2 for disposals.
No. 5 for inside-50s.
No. 5 for intercepts.
“What a season from the skilful, speedy small defender – Best and Fairest in a premiership year and runner-up in the Norm Smith Medal voting following a superb Grand Final performance! Is elite in one of the most vital statistical categories in the congested AFL game these days – metres gained. An excellent ball user by foot, with his accurate long kicks consistently bypassing opposition defenders and setting up opportunities for the Tiger forwards. Also defends well and is rarely outmarked.”