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202 cm
95 kg

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Booragoon (WA)
Recruited from: East Fremantle (WA)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2005 - pick 21 (Adelaide), National Draft 2012 - traded with Adelaide for pick 61 (Fremantle) 
AFL debut: Round 1 2007, Adelaide v Essendon
AFL clubs: Adelaide, Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 7

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The versatile ruck/forward spent most of his time in the middle in the absence of Aaron Sandilands and also kicked five goals in his 13 appearances. May get more opportunities in the forward line with Sandilands’ expected return.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Simon Eastaugh)
Jon has had a strong pre-season and is working hard with his ruck work and running capacity at training.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Stood tall, sharing ruck duties in Aaron Sandilands’ absence with occasional stints up forward. Played five regular season and three finals games as a part of Peel’s premiership side.

Solid WAFL form earned Griffin his spot in the Freo side in the second half of 2015. He played a key role in the ruck beside Aaron Sandilands and was a handy target inside-50.

Griffin only played one game in the AFL but the year was a success given he was on the comeback trail from a knee reconstruction. He performed strongly in the WAFL all season.

Was tremendous as lead ruckman until a knee injury ended his season in round 7. It was early in the year so he should be right to go for the start of 2014.

Jon Griffin played 13 games in 2012 to add to seven from the previous season. He filled in admirably for Aaron Sandilands between rounds 11-20, proving he is a quality ruckman in his own right.

He would have been disappointed to miss out on playing in Freo’s two finals when the coaching staff chose to go with the one main ruckman.

Griffin has signed a contract extension with the club and will hope to form a ruck tandem with Sandilands in 2013.


Jon Griffin had the biggest shoes in the AFL to fill when he came into the team to replace the injured Aaron Sandilands this season. The Adelaide recruit was impressive in his seven appearances, averaging 14 disposals and 27 hitouts per game. He put up midfielder-like numbers in round 15 against Gold Coast in his best performance of the year. Griffin also had the fifth best Dream Team average (89 per game) at Fremantle in 2011. Along with Zac Clarke, he will back up Aaron Sandilands in 2012 to help form arguably the best ruck brigade in Fremantle’s history.


By the numbers

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

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
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 97
    • Kicks 5.0
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 9.2
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 18.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 59.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2011
Handballs 11 GWS Giants Rd 17, 2012
Disposals 26 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2011
Marks 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2011
Hit-outs 43 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Tackles 7 Hawthorn Rd 11, 2011
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2013
AFL Fantasy 155 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


50 AFL games: Round 6, 2012 v Gold Coast



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Q & A

Nickname: Griff

AFL club supported as a kid: Fremantle

Best moment in junior footy: Oranges at half time and sausage sizzle at the end of the game

Before a game I always: Put my left boot on before my right

As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered: A player who had a crack every week

The player from another club you most like to watch: Jarryd Roughead

All-time favourite player: Wayne Carey

Etihad Stadium roof – open or shut: Shut

What do you like to do on your days off: Jump in the Hilux and cruise down south or up north for a bit of fishing

How do you amuse yourself on a plane flight during the footy season: Watch a movie

Which singer/band would you like to see perform at the AFL Grand Final: Snoop Dog

Who is the king of selfies at your club: Lachie Weller

If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: Shaquille O'Neal

If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: Pay off my mortgage

Favourite city in the world to visit: Los Angeles

What’s next on your travel bucket list: Ireland

Childhood hero: Mum or Michael Jordan

Your wife would describe you as: Disorganised

What is your worst trait: Disorganised

Least preferred household chore: Dishes

The three most admired people you would like to meet: Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali and Barack Obama

Your most treasured possession: Wedding ring

Favourite professional sporting team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favourite sporting hero: Usain Bolt

Favourite food: Japanese or Italian

Favourite movie and movie star: Remember the Titans and Denzel Washington

Favourite TV show: Entourage

Three things you would like to do after your footy career: Just one, travel the world