Games Played 71
Career 2002 - 2010
Guernsey Number 37
Date of Birth 25/12/1982
AFC Debut Number: 133 AFC Debut Game: Round 3 v Sydney, 2003
AFC Career Guernsey Number: 37
From the Northern Territory, Trent Hentschel caught the eye of Crows recruiters after relocating to Adelaide in mid-2001 to play with Woodville-West Torrens. He was overlooked in the AFL National Draft but Adelaide pounced early in the Pre-season Draft.
Debuting in 2003, before long the developing forward had earned regular game time. Promising outings saw him boot five goals against Collingwood and a memorable eight-goal haul against Essendon. His career suffered a devastating blow when he suffered a ruptured ACL and dislocated knee cap during a shocking tackle against Port Adelaide in 2006. His knee was trapped and twisted in the tackle.
Hentschel persevered through seven operations, returning to the field in 2009 and while he was able to compete, further knee injuries led him to retirement. He ended his career with a short stint at Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL, before retiring completely in 2011.