Paddy Ryder

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Paddy Ryder
Personal information
Full name Patrick Ryder
Date of birth (1988-03-14) 14 March 1988 (age 26)
Original team East Fremantle
Draft #7, 2005 National Draft, Essendon
Height/Weight 197cm / 94kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 30
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006– Essendon 155 (101)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 8, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Patrick "Paddy" Ryder (born 14 March 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for Essendon in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early Life[edit]

A Noongar/Yamatji man,[1] Ryder's father Revis Ryder also played football for East Fremantle.[2]

AFL Career[edit]

Ryder was part of the AFL U18 All-Australian team and represented Australia in the U18 International Rules over in Ireland. He had a successful career in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), playing for the East Fremantle Football Club.

Ryder has 'freak' speed, agility and leap for someone of his size and it is these attributes that has him compared to retired Indigenous Australian rules football star Graham "Polly" Farmer. Essendon secured Ryder with its first selection in the 2005 AFL Draft, which was the seventh pick in the League.

He made his debut in Round 1, 2006 and played mostly ruck. Ryder was awarded a NAB Rising Star nomination for his efforts in Round 1, 2007. He won the ANZAC Medal in 2009 after teammate David Hille was injured in the opening minutes of the game, resulting in Ryder rucking unassisted for the entire game.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of 2012 season.[3][4]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2006 Essendon 30 9 2 2 28 19 47 14 10 0.2 0.2 3.1 2.1 5.2 1.6 1.1
2007 Essendon 30 21 3 1 114 106 220 99 46 0.1 0.0 5.4 5.0 10.5 4.7 2.3
2008 Essendon 30 22 5 4 119 103 222 90 47 0.2 0.2 5.4 4.7 10.1 4.1 2.1
2009 Essendon 30 21 12 9 121 141 262 72 99 0.6 0.4 5.8 6.7 12.5 3.4 4.7
2010 Essendon 30 21 21 12 139 113 252 87 94 1.0 0.6 6.6 5.4 12.0 4.1 4.5
2011 Essendon 30 23 27 15 175 118 293 111 66 1.2 0.6 7.6 5.1 12.7 4.8 2.9
2012 Essendon 30 15 17 10 123 81 204 89 38 1.1 0.7 8.2 5.4 13.6 5.9 2.5
Career 132 87 53 819 681 1500 652 403 0.7 0.4 6.2 5.2 11.4 4.2 3.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFL Players' Indigenous Map 2012". aflpa.com.au. AFL Players Association. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Club honours indigenous players". Melville Times. Community Newspaper Group. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Patrick Ryder statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Patrick Ryder of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats". Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

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