Jack Higgins Richmond draft pick, Anzac Day eve, three goals v Melbourne, Rising Star


He could not have been smart, but when it comes to football musician, Jack Higgins sees a genius.

The 19-year-old fell out of his last year at high school to focus on his football in 2017,



The result was that Higgins went through to choose No.17 in last year's draft and the early indications are that the tigers could have got their absolute steal.

In his second game last night, the small forward-looking three of Richmond's five first half goals kicked on the big scene at MCG.

Two were from clever crumbs close to the target – one of which he showed rocket-like speed to hit – and the other came from a super-shot shot on the boundary line. 19659006] Higgins should have had a goal for his name in the opening half as well, if not for a Jacob Townsend fumble on the finish line.

The young star said he was still pushing to play in front of large crowds.

"It has always been a goal for me since I can remember. Me and dad, friends and mate at school, we would always kick footy around," he said to 3AW.

"It has been a dream since I came out of the womb."

"To play the sport I love in front of 80,000 people, I would not change it to the world."

Some of the little things from Higgins were also impressed.

He regularly finds the right spots, rarely wasting a disposal and having great fitness for a player so new to the big league.

Fallen after killing two goals in his first game, it is hard to see that there are seven score entries among 13 demons against the demons.

"I probably struggled in the first month of the game and things, because I'm probably not the best teacher," he said.

"But I've learned a pile of Jack Riewoldt and the boys-the little forward-I could not have done without them."

A rising star nomination is coming and the decision to leave school does

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