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Full name  Brent Allen Staker
Name  Brent Staker
Nominations  AFL Rising Star
Height/Weight  196cm / 100kg
Career start  2003
Weight  96 kg
Nickname(s)  Stakes
Height  1.96 m

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Date of birth  (1984-05-23) 23 May 1984 (age 31)
Draft  #37, 2002 National Draft, West Coast
Role  Australian Rules Footballer

Original team(s)  West Broken Hill

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Brent Allen Staker (born 23 May 1984) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL).


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Barry Hall hits Brent Staker behind the play

Early life

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Staker grew up in Broken Hill in remote country New South Wales. He went to Burke Ward Public School where he made a time capsule to be opened on 2020. He made his A Grade debut in 2000 at age 16 for West Broken Hill, playing in their losing grand final side that year.

West Coast

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Recruited from NSW/ACT Rams (Under 18s), he made his debut in 2003.

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In round seven 2004, he earned an AFL Rising Star nomination when he kicked three goals against Melbourne.

Barry Hall incident

In Round 4, 2008, Brent Staker was punched in the face by Sydney Swans full-forward Barry Hall Video footage from the incident indicated that contact was made with a punch to the jaw. Staker took no further part in the game, remaining off the field for the duration of the game. Hall's punch was graded by the Match Review Panel as intentional, severe impact and high contact, and he was referred to the tribunal and suspended for seven games, one of the most severe punishments in the modern era by the AFL Tribunal. Video footage of the incident was shown on television as far abroad as Denmark and the United States on the ESPN network.


At the end of the 2009 season Staker told the Eagles that he wished to be traded away from Western Australia; the Eagles traded him to the Brisbane Lions with its third round draft pick (#39 overall) for Bradd Dalziell.

In August 2015, he announced his retirement from the AFL, effective at the end of the 2015 season. Prior to what was to be his final match, he injured his hamstring in the warmup, and was a late withdrawal.


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