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Jayden Hunt

Image DOB: 3 April 1995

Debut: Round 4, 2016 vs Collingwood at MCG
Last MFC game: Semi Final 2022 vs Brisbane Lions at MCG

From: East Sandringham/Brighton Grammar/Sandringham Dragons, selection #57, 2013 National Draft

Number: 29 (2015 list, 2016-2022)

Honours:
Best Young Player - 2016

Games: 114* (to end 2022)
Goals: 43*
Career statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
6115253.50

After starring in a representative game before the 2013 National Draft, Hunt was chosen as a midfielder/half-back with Melbourne's last selection.

Given the same number as his ex-Demon uncle Andrew Moir, Hunt failed to play a senior match in his first season. He appeared seven times for Casey Demons in the VFL before a back injury ended his season. Hunt debuted in early 2016, quickly finding a permanent spot for his dashing runs from half-back.

He became a regular in 2017, playing every game, before a disappointing 2018 season. Injury and form issues restrict him to six games, and only one after Round 7. In 2019 he was converted into a forward, having immediate success with three goals against Essendon in Round 3, and kicking 21 for the year but tailing off in the second half of the season. He was out of favour for much of ((2020) ) but kicked 10 goals in six games, albeit seven combined in his first and last appearances of the year.

Moved back into defence in 2021, Hunt was one of the hard luck stories of Melbourne's run to the premiership. He played every game of the season before suffering an ankle injury in Round 23. Unable to make it back into the side for the Qualifying Final, he was forced to watch his side win the flag from the sidelines. He was a regular in defence in 2022, playing 20 games, including both his side's finals. At the end of the season he agreed a three year deal to join West Coast as an unrestricted free agent, with Melbourne receiving 2022 National Draft selection #52 as compensation.

Hunt represented Melbourne in the 2014 and 2017 Grand Final Sprint, finishing 4th both times.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
2016 1931
2017 2270
2018 600
2019 21210
2020 6100
2021 2020
2022 2000

Tribunal record

RoundChargeSanction
Round 5, 2016 Melee $1500 fine
Round 14, 2019 Wrestling$1000 fine

Lists
Grand Final Sprint

Media
afl.com.au - 03/09/2013
melbournefc.com.au - 21/11/2013

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Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 06 October 2022 09:43:24 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 33)

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