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VFL: Preuss a big hit

Braydon Preuss’ ruck dominance has been reflected in the numbers, leading for hit-outs in 2018.

5:30pm Jul 20, 2018

Preuss, a big deal

Braydon Preuss has penned a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Arden St until at least the end of 2020.

12:00pm Oct 27, 2017

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Braydon
Preuss

Height
206 cm
DOB
16-06-1995
Weight
109 kg
Debut
2017
Games
8
Goals
5
BraydonPreuss

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Hermit Park
Recruited from: Mt Gravatt
Draft: #15, 2014 Rookie
Debut: Round 1, 2017 v West Coast

Strengths

- Agile for his size
- Tap work in the ruck

Jumper Club Members

- Kids Company

Background: Pre-NMFC



Braydon Preuss was a late convert to football, playing rugby league until the age of 16.

Moving from Townsville to the Gold Coast to further his football development, Preuss played most of his junior football either in the ruck or at full-forward.

He represented Queensland in the Under 18 Championships in 2014, averaging six disposals, four marks and three tackles a game. Very coordinated for a man of his size, Preuss impressed recruiters with his movement and tap work in the ruck.

Season by Season

Season by Season

A debutant in round one, 206cm Braydon Preuss enjoyed an impressive first season for a ruckman of his age.

Preuss managed eight games in his first season of AFL football, kicking 5 goals and averaged 22.5 hit-outs.

Preuss enjoyed some impressive early season form in games against Geelong and GWS, but the return of Todd Goldstein curtailed his impact in the side, which was a significant impactor on his spell in the VFL with Werribee.

Preuss returned to the AFL late in 2017, and will be hoping to push Goldstein and Daw for the number one ruck spot in 2018.

2016

Development Coach, David Loader

“Preussy made big strides. His ruck work in the last four or five weeks of the year was exceptionally good; his centre bounce stuff especially.

“He trained hard to get his timing right with his jump and using his big frame properly in a contest.

“He’s still got plenty of areas he’s got to work on with his spread but his tap work was good. He’s got soft hands so he’s able to hit in all directions and that became a real strength late in the year.

“He was able to put himself in the slot a little more to try and get his hands on the footy in marking contests.

“Instead of three or four (contested) marking attempts in the first half of the year, he was getting eight to 10 later on in the year, which is a real positive sign and something that’s required for a guy who’s 207 centimetres.

“He was able to find himself getting involved in the game a little more, rather than just at the stoppage. It was a good growth year for him.”

2015

Mid-season, from Ben Dyer

“He’s really been concentrating on his ruck work and particularly in at centre bounces. When he goes forward it’s about his ability to win shots on goal to round his game out. He’s pretty raw and he’s come a long way since the start of the year

“It’s about being strong with his follow up (around the ground) and being a presence when he contests is a thing to work on. He’s a big body so to use that to your advantage is important.”

Second half of 2015, from Jarred Moore

“Even the rucks like Goldy at training find it hard to move him just because he’s such a big bloke.

“By mid-year I think he started to get a little bit tired and he needs a strong pre-season.

“He hadn’t played much footy at all so he was always going to tire at some stage. But the positive is that he got through a full year without any injuries, and we’re hoping he can take the next step next year.”

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 55 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda W 95 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne L 123 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton W 116 - 30 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Hawthorn W 98 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 69 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans W 66 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Richmond L 72 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 GWS Giants W 112 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Fremantle W 58 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Brisbane Lions W 141 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Geelong Cats L 96 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Western Bulldogs W 75 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon L 125 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns W 95 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Sydney Swans L 98 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood L 130 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 41 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 104 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs L 85 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda W 94 - 117 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 5.3
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 8.9
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 22.5
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 67.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 GWS Giants Rd 3, 2017
Handballs 7 Geelong Cats Rd 2, 2017
Disposals 16 GWS Giants Rd 3, 2017
Marks 9 GWS Giants Rd 3, 2017
Hit-outs 46 Geelong Cats Rd 2, 2017
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 19, 2017
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2017
AFL Fantasy 105 GWS Giants Rd 3, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 North Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 North Melbourne 42 29 71 29 180 4 15 23 5 6 538

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 5
- Hit-outs: 19
- Goals: 1
- Time on Ground: 76%

NMFC Debut

Round 1, 2017 v West Coast
Venue: Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 4.6.30, 8.8.56, 11.10.76, 13.15.93
West Coast: 3.4.22, 9.8.62, 16.8.104, 21.10.136