About Josh Jenkins
Josh Jenkins (born 8 February 1989) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted by Essendon in the 2010 Rookie Draft with pick #12, and was traded to Adelaide the following year.
Jenkins spent the 2011 season playing for Essendon's VFL affiliate, the Bendigo Bombers. He was traded to Adelaide at the end of 2011 along with National Draft pick #41, in exchange for pick #31.
Jenkins made his AFL debut in Round 7, 2012, against Geelong at AAMI Stadium. He played 11 matches in total in 2012 and kicked 11 goals. In 2013 Jenkins switched his guernsey number from number 20 to 4, vacated by Kurt Tippett after his controversial departure from the club, and was dubbed as Tippett's replacement in the key forward position. Provided extra responsibility by Tippett's loss and Taylor Walker's injury, Jenkins kicked 24 goals in 17 games in 2013 before a leg injury ended his season. He finished third in the club's goalkicking that year.
In 2014, Jenkins had his best season to date, kicking 40 goals in 20 games, including a career-high five against Hawthorn in round 17. He also spent some time in defence late in the season.