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Key Facts

Full name
Tyson Caleb Edwards

Known as
Tyson Edwards

Born
6 August 1976 (age 46)

Place of birth
Adelaide, SA (5000)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 308d
Last game: 33y 303d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Adelaide; West Adelaide; Australia

Jumper numbers
Adelaide: 37, 9

Recruited from
West Adelaide (1995)

State of origin
SA

Hall of fame
South Australian Football Hall Of Fame (2014)

Family links
Jackson Edwards (Son)Luke Edwards (Son)

Tyson Edwards

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West AdelaideSANFL1993-199842110.26
AdelaideAFL1995-20103211920.6055%11.717.274.4975
AustraliaIR2002200.00
Total1993-20103652030.56

AFL: 10,628th player to appear, 55th most games played, 434th most goals kickedAdelaide: 67th player to appear, 2nd most games played, 11th most goals kicked

Edwards commenced his league football career with West Adelaide, but it is for his exploits in the AFL with Adelaide that he will be best remembered. He made his Crows debut in 1995 as a defender, but struggled to hold down a regular place in the side until tried as an on-baller by Malcolm Blight. A member of the Crows's 1997 and 1998 flag-winning combinations, Edwards was sometimes described in terms like 'unsung hero' or 'quiet achiever' but by the early years of the new century his importance to the Adelaide cause was almost unrivalled. 

Energetic and forceful, and a damaging player in the forward lines on occasion, his consistency was emphasised with regular high finishes in the Crows' best and fairest voting, including three second places. In 2009 he became just the fourth Adelaide player to amass 300 AFL games, and he finished his career at the end of the 2010 season with a total of 321, second only behind long-time teammate Andrew McLeod.

Tyson Edwards also played 42 SANFL games for West Adelaide as well as 2 games of International Rules against Ireland.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.