Jamie Cripps was drafted by the St. Kilda Football Club with the 24th pick in the 2010 AFL Draft. An impressive pre-season resulted in Cripps making his debut in round 6 of the 2011 season, kicking his first and second career goals in his first senior match.
Unfortunately after 4 senior games a severe calf injury later diagnosed as compartment syndrome interrupted what was destined to be an impressive debut season. At the end of the 2012 season Jaime was traded to the West Coast Eagles where he relished the fresh start and new playing structures.
The versatile half-forward had a career-best season in 2018. He played every game and set new career benchmarks for goals, disposals, contested possessions, uncontested possessions and marks inside 50, and finished the season as part of the Premiership winning side that defeated Collingwood.
He could have been forgiven for having a slow start to season 2019. The small forward spent most of the pre-season running laps after undergoing off-season surgery to remedy a toe ailment that he fought through during West Coast’s successful 2018 campaign. However, the gut running forward picked things up how he left them and went on to finish the year with 30 goals from 19 games (his best average as an Eagle) and averaged a career-high six contested possessions per game.