|Occupation:||Australian Rules Footballer|
|Birth Day:||January 23, 1987|
|Birth Place:||Leongatha, Australia|
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He played for his home town team the Gippsland Power and later won the WGLFL Premiership with Leongatha.
Roughead was recruited to Hawthorn with the 2nd overall pick in the 2004 AFL draft. he was selected by Hawthorn along with future dual-club superstar Lance Franklin. Both Roughead and Franklin were to be key members of Hawthorn's line up as they grew older.
In 2007, Roughhead finished the season with a career-high of 40 goals in 22 games. However, along with his 40 majors, Roughead's goal accuracy was at 52.6 percent that year, a mark considered to not be very good.
During his career, Roughhead has shown that he has the tremendous athletic capability with a huge leap and clean marking hands. In the 2008 AFL season, he kicked 75 goals from 25 matches. Despite having the ability to work as a member of Hawthorn's defense, he became a regular center half-forward for Hawthorn.
In 2008, he played in his first AFL Grand Final, despite his struggles to collect the ball at times, Roughead finished the match with a respectable 2 goals against Geelong.
In 2011, Roughhead played in a ruck position as well as the forward line due to Hawthorn's injury list. In their Round 12 clash against Geelong, he ruptured his Achilles tendon during the final quarter of the match. Roughead was stretched off the ground and was ruled out for the remainder of the 2011 AFL season. He finished the season with 16 goals.
In 2013, Roughead was awarded the Coleman Medal for being the leading goalkicker after kicking 68 goals at the completion of the home and away season. He managed to achieve this whilst spending considerable time in the ruck as well as in the midfield alongside his rucking partners.
Following 2013, Roughhead was a member of Hawthorn's Grand Final winning sides in 2014 and 2015, notably kicking 5 goals against the Sydney Swans in the 2014 Grand Final.
Midway through the 2015 season, Roughead was ruled out for three weeks after it was revealed he had a melanoma removed from his lip. On May 17, 2016, Roughead was diagnosed with a recurrence of Melanoma and was sidelined indefinitely. Roughead has four small spots on his lung and a biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of melanoma. In December, after 8 months of immunotherapy, Roughead revealed on the Hawthorn website that he was cancer-free, and had been given the all-clear to return to football.
On 20 January 2017, Roughead was named the captain of Hawthorn.
On 12 August 2019, Roughead announced he would retire from AFL football at the conclusion of the 2019 season. In his last match, he kicked 6 goals against the Gold Coast Suns.
Currently, Jarryd Roughead is 36 years, 2 months and 0 days old. Jarryd Roughead will celebrate 37th birthday on a Tuesday 23rd of January 2024.
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