JED’S HUMBLE RIDE TO 200
JUST two things remain unchanged in the 11 years between Jed Adcock’s debut and his 200th AFL game tomorrow night at the Gabba.
So many faces and fortunes have changed at the Lions, yet Adcock finds himself in the same position and facing the same opposition in his milestone outing against the Kangaroos. Adcock was a humble but ambitious 18year- old when he lined up as a forward against North Melbourne’s David King that Saturday in Melbourne.
Those were the dying days of a golden era for Brisbane, with Adcock replacing injured Michael Voss in a team that included club greats Alastair Lynch, Simon Black and Jonathan Brown.
Nigel Lappin, Luke Power, Jason Akermanis, Shaun Hart, Daniel Bradshaw and now- coach Justin Leppitsch were also part of that side.
Adcock did not disappoint, booting a goal and gathering nine disposals and three marks before making way for Voss the following week.
He played only two games that first season.
“I was lucky to get a few games that first year, and again the following year because Chris Johnson was injured,’’ said Adcock, who has played the majority of his career as a backman.
“I wasn’t expecting too much. It was a hard team to get into.”
And coach Leppitsch’s view: “I don’t remember Jed’s debut. I might have yelled at him a couple of times.”
Brisbane’s Jed Adcock will play his 200th match for the Lions against North
Melbourne tomorrow night.