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Jason Blake (born 15 March 1981) is an Australian rules footballer for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He holds the record for most games played (199 as of the end of the 2011 season) without accruing a single Brownlow Medal vote.
Blake was recruited as the number 24 draft pick in the 1999 AFL Draft from the Beaumaris Football Club. He made his debut for St. Kilda in Round 9, 2000 against the Western Bulldogs. He played his 100th match for the Saints in round 9 of 2007 against Fremantle at Subiaco.
Blake played in St Kilda’s 2004 Wizard Home Loans Cup winning side - St Kilda’s second pre-season cup win.
Blake is a versatile footballer, having spent much of the period between 2003 and 2006 as a ruckman for St Kilda, but has also been able to play forward, back and as a tagger in the midfield. Blake capped off an improved 2007 season by finishing ninth in the club's Trevor Barker Award for the best and fairest player.
Blake played in St Kilda’s 2008 AFL National Australia Bank Cup winning side - St Kilda Football Club’s third AFL Cup Win.
Blake played in 22 of 22 matches in the 2009 home and away rounds in which St Kilda qualified in first position for the finals, winning the club’s third minor premiership.
St Kilda qualified for the 2009 AFL Grand Final after qualifying and preliminary finals wins. Blake played in the 2009 AFL Grand Final in which St Kilda were defeated by 12 points.
Blake played 26 games in 2010, including four finals matches, and finished in the top 10 of St Kilda's best and fairest, the Trevor Barker Award, for the fourth year in succession. As of the end of the 2011 season, Blake had played in 15 AFL finals matches, including three grand finals.
By the end of the 2011 season, Blake had played 199 games, including 16 finals, without polling a single Brownlow Medal vote, more than any other player in VFL/AFL history. He was delisted at the end of the 2011 season, but was redrafted by the club.
Blake played his 200th game against Port Adelaide in Ropund 1 of the 2012 season. Sadly the Saints fell just short of victory, losing to the Power by four points.