Braydon Preuss

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Braydon Preuss
Braydon Preuss 2019.5.jpg
Preuss in July 2019
Personal information
Full name Braydon Preuss
Date of birth (1995-06-16) 16 June 1995 (age 24)
Original team(s) Surfers Paradise (QAFL)
Draft No. 15, 2015 rookie draft
Debut Round 1, 2017, North Melbourne
vs. West Coast, at Etihad Stadium
Height 206 cm (6 ft 9 in)
Weight 114 kg (251 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman
Club information
Current club Melbourne
Number 21
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2015–2018 North Melbourne 08 (5)
2019– Melbourne 07 (4)
Total 15 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Braydon Preuss (born 16 June 1995) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit]

Preuss was born and raised in Townsville, Queensland.[1] He played rugby league until the age of 16 when friends convinced him to try Australian rules football. He began playing his junior football for Hermit Park in the local AFL Townsville competition before relocating to the Gold Coast and playing for Surfers Paradise in an attempt to increase his chances of being drafted. He was a member of the Gold Coast Suns academy.

AFL career[edit]

He was drafted by the North Melbourne with their first selection and fifteenth overall in the 2015 rookie draft.[1] He made his AFL debut in the forty-three point loss against West Coast in the opening round of the 2017 season at the Etihad Stadium.[2]

At the conclusion of the 2018 season, Preuss was traded to Melbourne.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of 2019 [4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
Totals Averages (per game)
2017 North Melbourne 31 8 5 6 42 29 71 29 23 180 0.6 0.8 5.3 3.6 8.9 3.6 2.9 22.5
2018 North Melbourne 31 0
2019 Melbourne 21 7 4 2 49 17 66 15 7 133 0.6 0.3 7.0 2.4 9.4 2.1 1.0 19.0
Career 15 9 8 91 46 137 44 30 313 0.6 0.5 6.1 3.1 9.1 2.9 2.0 20.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thompson, Michael (3 December 2014). "North Melbourne Kangaroos pick up Townsville's Braydon Preuss in AFL rookie draft". Townsville Bulletin. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ Slatter, Trent (24 March 2017). "Preuss set for AFL debut". Townsville Bulletin. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  3. ^ Nobes, Caitlin (12 October 2018). "Preuss joins Melbourne in trade deal". Melbourne FC. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Braydon Preuss". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 May 2019.

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