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Tyson Edwards

Games Played 321

Career 1994 - 2010

Debut 1995

Guernsey Number 9

Date of Birth 06/08/1976


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Biography

Tyson Edwards, originally from the Mallee town Wynarka and recruited by Adelaide from West Adelaide in the 1994 pre-season draft, stood the test of time as one of the Club’s greats. Edwards started as a small defender in the AFL but eventually worked his way into the midfield, where his skill, durability and consistency made him one of the Club’s best performers across 15 seasons.

A two-time premiership player, he somehow did not win an individual award but was always amongst the best, finishing runner-up in the Club’s best and fairest three times and in third place twice. In his last 11 seasons he missed just six games. Edwards was the fourth Crow to play 300 games, and he second to just Andrew McLeod.

Late in his career he showed he had not lost any of his skill, recording a career-high 41 possessions in 2009 against Essendon. However, his career ended in difficult circumstances in 2010. Struggling to find form in the early rounds, Edwards retired after being told his place in the team was under threat. In mid season he played his farewell game and the Crows celebrated with a home win over Fremantle in what was Edwards’ 321st appearance for the Club. He gathered 32 disposals and kicked two important goals.

It was revealed that Edwards had battled testicular cancer during his last season. He later spent time at Port Adelaide as a development and assistant coach.

Stats

SeasonNo.GamesGoalsBehindsKicksHandballsDisposalsMarksTackles
199436 - - - - - - - -
19953712228269151268
199637177394611554126
199791753108691775734
199891511193521454213
1999920205144852297231
2000922141231312243511447
2001923121632215948110262
200292516733515348810957
200392319112761634399649
2004922182030313543810862
200592517331723755410673
200692215430124154211679
20079237834823157913294
2008923191530619550114071
200992281228926555412586
201091023127992265538
Totals-3211921253758233660941441830

Awards

Premiership

Premiership

1997

Premiership

Premiership

1998

AFC Life Member

AFC Life Member

2004

AFL Life Member

AFL Life Member

2009