Jack Riewoldt is a professional Australian rules footballer currently playing for Richmond in the Australian Football League.
Riewoldt was born in Hobart, Tasmania to parents Chris and Lesley Riewoldt. He has two younger brothers, Harry and Charlie Riewoldt. He is the cousin of St Kilda's Nick Riewoldt.
Riewoldt played junior football for the Tassie Mariners in the TAC Cup. His local team was Clarence in Tasmania's SFL. He wore the number seven guernsey and was a part of Clarence's premiership win in 2006. In the second Semi Final of that year, against arch-rivals Glenorchy at KGV Oval, Riewoldt kicked an incredible 80 metre torpedo punt through for a goal on the three quarter time siren.
Riewoldt was selected by the Richmond Football Club at 13th pick in the 2006 AFL Draft, highly rated by the Tigers as a key forward prospect.
His confidence grew in 2010 and he kicked a career best 10 goals in Round 12, 13 June 2010 against the West Coast Eagles. The haul included 5 first-quarter goals, with 4 of them in just 10 minutes, making it one of the best Richmond returns in a single quarter. He became the first player to kick 10 goals since 2007 (and the first Richmond player since Matthew Richardson in 2004). Riewoldt joins Jonathan Brown, Stephen Milne, Mark Lecras, Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy as the only current AFL players to have recorded a double figure goal tally in a game.
To cap a magnificent breakout season, Riewoldt won the 2010 Coleman medal for the AFL leading goalkicker. Four days after winning the Coleman Medal, Riewoldt secured the Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest with 210 votes ahead of captain Chris Newman on 204 votes and Brett Deledio on 193 votes. He was also named the All Australian Full Forward for his amazing Coleman Medal winning season up forward.
In Round 21 2010, Jack won the Ian Stewart Medal against St.Kilda for his amazing performance, kicking 7 goals.
In 2011, Riewoldt continued his good form on the back of his Coleman Medal. Riewoldt placed second in the race for the Coleman behind Lance Franklin. Kicking 62 goals, Riewoldt remained one of the power forwards of the AFL at only 22 years of age.
Riewoldt had a relatively slow start to the 2012 season, kicking six goals against Hawthorn in Round 9, and eight goals against St Kilda a week later in his 100th game.