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Feature: Josh Hunt

Take a look at Josh Hunt's 14-year career at the Geelong Cats

10:43am  Oct 1, 2013

Cats release Hunt to explore opportunities

Geelong has announced unrestricted free agent Josh Hunt will not be offered a contract in 2014

1:36pm  Sep 30, 2013

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2:49pm  Jul 31, 2013

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Josh
Hunt

Height
184 cm
DOB
14-03-1982
Weight
102 kg
Debut
2001
Games
2014
4
Career
202
Goals
2014
0
Career
29
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
260
Avg
65
JoshHunt

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Mildura Imperials
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut:
2001
Recruited from:
Bendigo U18
Brownlow Votes:
6

Outlook

A two-time premiership player, Hunt is nearing the end of his career (he has a one-year contract), yet remains a valuable member of the backline. Battled leg injuries in 2012, but still ran out in 18 of the 22 games. Renowned for his booming left foot, the dependable defender will be 31 by the time the season starts.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Was slowed by glandular fever early in the year
 
Played 12 games and kicked three goals
 
Selected in two finals
 
Twice had 23 possessions (rd 11 vs GWS; rd 13 vs Bris)
 
Also kicked two goals and laid six tackles in rd 11 vs GWS
 
Finished his career with Cats with 198 games, 29 goals
 
Played in 134 winning games in his career with Geelong

Season by Season

  • Enjoyed excellent season, playing 22 games including all three finals
  • Won his second premiership
  • Played his 150th game in rd 4 vs Sydney
  • Had over 300 disposals for the sixth time in his career
  • Set a new career high with eight tackles vsEssendon in rd 15
  • His 58 tackles for the season were a new career best
  • Kicked four goals, equal most he has kicked in a season
  • Had 20 disposals three times
  • Came back from ACL injury and had outstanding season
  • Equaled career best season with 391 possessions
  • Played 24 games including all three finals
  • Kicked only goals of the season in rd 18 vs. Sydney
  • Finished 12th in best & fairest – his equal best finish (2005)
  • Had 15+ disposals in 17 games
  • Blew out his ACL in NAB Cup grand final and missed season
  • Played in second NAB Cup premiership, beating Collingwood in GF
  • Did some special comments work with K-rock during the season

 

  • Played 23 of 25 games including his second consecutive AFL grand final
  • Had string of 45 straight games with double figure disposals snapped in rd 8, the only game he registered less than 10 possessions
  • Had five games with 20 or more disposals
  • 100th AFL game came in rd 1 win over Port Adelaide
  • Played for Australia vs. Ireland in international rules series

 

  • Key member of Cats grand final winning line up
  • Played 16 games and registered double figure possessions in all of them
  • Played all three finals

 

  • Played all 22 games and registered double figure possessions in all of them
  • Had a career best 30 disposals in rd 18 win over Lions at the Gabba
  • Member of NAB Cup winning grand final team

 

  • Played 22 of 24 games, missing two due to appendectomy
  • Played both finals games
  • Named as Cats most improved player
  • Registered double figure disposals in 21 games
  • Had then career high 25 possessions in rd 3 vs. Melbourne
  • Finished 12th in best & fairest
  • Played 50th game in rd 11 vs. Collingwood

 

  • Established as key member of team, playing 24 of 25 games including all three finals
  • Had back to back 21 disposal games in rd 10 & 11 vs. Port and Bulldogs
  • Finals debut came against Power in qualifying final
  • His 62 tackles remain a career best
  • Polled first Brownlow vote of his career
  • Played in Wizard Cup grand final against St Kilda

 

  • Played two senior games before season ended with stress fracture in leg

 

  • Played seven senior games (5-2)
  • Kicked first AFL goal in rd 4 win over St Kilda
  • Member of Cats VFL premiership winning team

 

  • Made AFL debut in rd 8 win over Freo as late replacement for Garry Hocking
  • Played six senior games
  • Finished 3rd in VFL best & fairest and named as Cats VFL best first year player
  • Played with Bendigo in TAC Cup

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 10.7
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 65.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Handballs 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Disposals 22 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Marks 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 95 Sydney Swans Rd 1

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans W 99 - 67 15 3 18 7 0 1 2 7 0 0 95
2 St Kilda L 95 - 88 6 5 11 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 34
3 Melbourne W 79 - 47 7 7 14 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 46
4 Western Bulldogs L 83 - 110 15 7 22 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 85
5 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 2 43 22 65 16 0 3 4 12 0 0 260

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 202
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 15.1
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 59.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2006
Handballs 13 Fremantle Rd 6, 2008
Disposals 30 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2006
Marks 12 Western Bulldogs Rd 22, 2012
Hit-outs 1 Sydney Swans Rd 7, 2010
Tackles 8 Essendon Rd 15, 2011
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 11, 2013
AFL Fantasy 125 Port Adelaide Rd 16, 2005

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 GWS Giants 43 22 65 16 0 3 4 12 0 0 260
2013 Geelong Cats 105 67 172 54 0 7 9 18 3 1 682
2012 Geelong Cats 185 97 282 106 0 9 11 43 5 5 1250
2011 Geelong Cats 203 141 344 103 0 14 11 57 4 1 1434
2010 Geelong Cats 210 181 391 117 1 12 17 42 1 3 1482
2009 Geelong Cats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Geelong Cats 200 189 389 89 0 14 15 38 3 3 1387
2007 Geelong Cats 143 132 275 72 0 3 13 43 3 1 1064
2006 Geelong Cats 239 152 391 96 0 15 15 49 4 4 1503
2005 Geelong Cats 238 116 354 98 2 14 13 30 2 1 1350
2004 Geelong Cats 191 114 305 68 1 12 16 62 3 3 1239
2003 Geelong Cats 13 8 21 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 97
2002 Geelong Cats 23 10 33 13 0 0 1 15 1 1 192
2001 Geelong Cats 16 15 31 7 0 0 0 8 0 0 131

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Playing record

AFL
Geelong: 198 games, 29 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 28 games, 4 goals
VFL
Geelong: 53 games, 21 goals
TAC Cup
Bendigo: 46 games, 93 goals

Milestone games

 

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Fremantle

rd 8, 2001

Subiaco

W 22

Finals debut

Port Adelaide

QF, 2004

AAMI

L 55

50th game

Collingwood

rd 11, 2005

Telstra

L 25

100th game

Port Adelaide

rd 1, 2008

AAMI

W 9

150th game

Sydney

rd 4, 2011

SCG

W 27

 

Draft history

Selected by Geelong with 44th pick in 2000 national draft

Vs. Opponents

Josh Hunt history vs. opponents 2001-12

 

Opponent

Gms

Kicks

HB

Marks

Poss

Goals

Beh

HO

Tack

FF

FA

Adelaide

9

93

68

48

161

2

1

0

21

5

6

Brisbane

14

115

81

57

196

1

1

0

28

5

9

Carlton

10

83

66

34

149

1

0

0

25

3

9

Collingwood

15

133

93

55

226

0

2

0

32

10

6

Essendon

11

88

69

28

157

0

4

1

15

8

2

Fremantle

12

93

80

55

173

4

3

0

21

4

7

Gold Coast

3

32

23

21

55

1

0

0

7

1

2

GWS

1

11

8

6

19

0

0

0

1

0

1

Hawthorn

14

114

74

47

188

1

0

0

35

13

8

Melbourne

11

135

70

62

205

0

2

0

28

6

10

Nth Melb

11

103

68

54

171

2

0

1

22

5

9

Port Adel

13

128

96

56

224

2

1

0

35

9

5

Richmond

10

81

50

45

131

1

2

0

30

1

9

St Kilda

14

138

75

67

213

3

3

0

23

5

8

Sydney

14

104

84

48

188

4

2

2

26

6

9

W- Bulldogs

13

121

98

52

219

2

0

0

25

8

10

West Coast

11

89

52

40

141

2

1

0

20

4

2

 

Awards

Geelong

Most improved player 2005
Third reserves best & fairest
2001
Best first year VFL player
2001

Premierships

VFL 2002 (Geelong dft. Port Melbourne)
NAB Cup 2006 (Geelong dft. Adelaide)
AFL 2007 (Geelong dft Port Adelaide)
NAB Cup 2009 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)
AFL 2011 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)

Representative honours

International rules vs. Ireland 2008