Staker in March 2017
|Full name||Brent Allen Staker|
|Date of birth||23 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Broken Hill, NSW|
|Original team(s)||West Broken Hill|
|Draft||#37, 2002 National Draft, West Coast|
|Height||196 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
(women's forward coach)
|2010–2015||Brisbane Lions||50 (35)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Staker grew up in Broken Hill in remote country New South Wales. He went to Burke Ward Public School where he made a time capsule to be opened on 2020. He made his A Grade debut in 2000 at age 16 for West Broken Hill, playing in their losing grand final side that year.
Recruited from NSW/ACT Rams (Under 18s), he made his debut in 2003.
Barry Hall incidentEdit
In Round 4, 2008, Brent Staker was punched in the face by Sydney Swans full-forward Barry Hall. Video footage from the incident indicated that contact was made with a punch to the jaw. Staker took no further part in the game, remaining off the field for the duration of the game. Hall's punch was graded by the Match Review Panel as intentional, severe impact and high contact, and he was referred to the tribunal and suspended for seven games, one of the most severe punishments in the modern era by the AFL Tribunal. Video footage of the incident was shown on television as far abroad as Denmark and the United States on the ESPN network.
At the end of the 2009 season Staker told the Eagles that he wished to be traded away from Western Australia; the Eagles traded him to the Brisbane Lions with its third round draft pick (#39 overall) for Bradd Dalziell.
In August 2015, he announced his retirement from the AFL, effective at the end of the 2015 season. Prior to what was to be his final match, he injured his hamstring in the warmup, and was a late withdrawal.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- Swans too good for Eagles Archived 13 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- "AFL Tribunal knocks out Hall". 14 April 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- Barry Hall hits the international headlines
- Davis, Greg (26 August 2015). "Brent Staker retires from AFL football after 13 seasons". The Courier-Mail. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
- "Brent Staker". AFL Tables. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
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