Shane Tuck is confirmed dead at the age of 38.
Shane was best known as a Australian footballer (Richmond).
Death was likely due to suicide.
Shane Tuck
Shane tuck.jpg
Tuck with Richmond in
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-12-24) 24 December 1981 (age 38)
Place of birthVictoria, Australia
Date of death20 July 2020(2020-07-20) (aged 38)
Original team(s)Drouin (GFL)
Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
West Adelaide (SANFL)
DraftNo. 24, 2000 rookie draft: Hawthorn
No. 73, 2003 national draft: Richmond
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb)
Position(s)Midfielder
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
2000–2001Hawthorn000 0(0)
2004–2013Richmond173 (74)
Total173 (74)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com
Shane Tuck (24 December 1981 – 20 July 2020) was a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Contents
1 Career
2 AFL statistics
3 Personal life and death
4 References
5 External links
Career
Tuck originally played for Gippsland Football League club Drouin before moving to the Dandenong Stingrays in the elite junior TAC Cup. Taken at pick 24 at the 2000 Rookie Draft by Hawthorn, the club of his father, VFL/AFL games record holder Michael Tuck, Tuck spent two seasons at Hawthorn without playing league football before he was cut from the Hawthorn list at the end of the 2001 AFL season.
Tuck played for SANFL club West Adelaide in 2003 before being drafted at number 73 at the AFL Draft by Richmond. Tuck debuted in 2004 but did not impress in his opportunities and at the end of the season his AFL future was in question, with the last place on the senior list up for grabs between himself and Tim Fleming. It was due only to the fact Tuck was the son of Michael Tuck, who himself had been a relatively late-bloomer that he was considered 'worth the punt' and retained.
In 2005, Tuck had a stellar season and played all 22 games Richmond were involved in. In Round 9 against Brisbane, he signalled his amazing transformation by producing a match-winning 31 disposal performance. He became one of the AFL's premier midfielders and won Richmond's best clubman award, as well as finishing third in the Best and Fairest.
Tuck played 104 consecutive games between round 1, 2005 and round 16, 2009 and finished his AFL career with 173 games.
He later played for the Goodwood Saints Football Club in the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL).
Tuck debuted in boxing on 11 November 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, being knocked out in the 4th round from an uppercut to the chin by Lucas Miller. Tuck was also stretchered from the ring.
AFL statistics
Legend
 G 
Goals
 B 
Behinds
 K 
Kicks
 H 
Handballs
 D 
Disposals
 M 
Marks
 T 
Tackles
Season
Team
No.
Games
Totals
Averages (per game)
G
B
K
H
D
M
T
G
B
K
H
D
M
T
2000
Hawthorn
38
0
2001
Hawthorn
38
0
2002
2003
2004
Richmond
21
3
1
0
21
16
37
7
2
0.3
0.0
7.0
5.3
12.3
2.3
0.7
2005
Richmond
21
22
10
14
323
195
518
106
71
0.5
0.6
14.7
8.9
23.5
4.8
3.2
2006
Richmond
21
22
11
8
262
199
461
102
72
0.5
0.4
11.9
9.0
21.0
4.6
3.3
2007
Richmond
21
22
12
6
253
237
490
114
61
0.5
0.3
11.5
10.8
22.3
5.2
2.8
2008
Richmond
21
22
10
1
229
318
547
102
84
0.5
0.0
10.4
14.5
24.9
4.6
3.8
2009
Richmond
21
19
8
3
213
310
523
90
62
0.4
0.2
11.2
16.3
27.5
4.7
3.3
2010
Richmond
21
20
5
5
227
283
510
91
103
0.3
0.3
11.4
14.2
25.5
4.6
5.2
2011
Richmond
21
10
1
2
85
110
195
31
36
0.1
0.2
8.5
11.0
19.5
3.1
3.6
2012
Richmond
21
22
11
11
266
310
576
117
124
0.5
0.5
12.1
14.1
26.2
5.3
5.6
2013
Richmond
21
11
5
6
95
94
189
22
24
0.5
0.5
8.6
8.5
17.2
2.0
2.2
Career
173
74
56
1974
2072
4046
782
639
0.4
0.3
11.4
12.0
23.4
4.5
3.7
Personal life and death
Shane was the son of Hawthorn legend and former-VFL/AFL games record holder Michael Tuck and older brother of former Hawthorn footballer Travis Tuck. He was the nephew of Geelong great Gary Ablett Sr and former VFL footballers Geoff and Kevin Ablett. He was cousin to Geelong and Gold Coast player sGary Ablett Jr and Nathan Ablett.
Tuck died on 20 July 2020.
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