Jarryn now has over 120 games of AFL experience and is one of the real leaders of a young St Kilda side. Mainly playing down back but also in the midfield at times Geary is a fierce competitor and rarely beaten.
Highly regarded for his work ethic and team first mentality he captained the side in Nick Riewoldt’s absence in 2015.
Fresh off signing a contract extension in the off season Geary will continue to lead the way for the Saints as they march up the ladder.
Q: Which Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?
A: I played for St Liborius Primary School for three years and then played for Eagle Hawks Junior Football Club. I played with the Bendigo Pioneers for 2 years and won the Best and Fairest in the second year. The other highlight would be when my dad coached us and we won the Under 15 grand final for Eagle Hawks.
Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?
A: Shane Crawford. I barracked for Hawthorn and really enjoyed the way he played and tried to model my game on him.
Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?
A: I was in the rookie draft so I was sitting there refreshing the computer because it kept freezing. Eventually I refreshed it and my name came up. I was one of the last selections so It was a big relief.
Q: What has been the highlight of your AFL career so far?
A: Playing in my first final in 2011 against Sydney. We lost the game but it was a great experience. Also playing my first game, which was also against Sydney. We won that game by 2 points so that was great.
Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?
A: I like watching and playing Cricket. I’m doing a Commerce Degree at Deakin University.
Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing?
A: Travelling the world and finishing my degree at university.