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Rising Star: Andrew McGrath

Andrew McGrath has rounded out his impressive debut season by claiming Essendon’s Rising Star award at the Crichton Medal.

9:05pm  Oct 5, 2017

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Andrew
McGrath

Height
178 cm
DOB
02-06-1998
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2018
7
Career
28
Goals
2018
1
Career
2
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
476
Avg
68
AndrewMcGrath

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McGrath could not have asked for a better start to his AFL career in 2017. Fans had high expectations of the club’s first ever number one National Draft selection and McGrath didn’t disappoint them.

McGrath spent most of the year as a defender and averaged 20 disposals at an impressive 81% efficiency, also shutting down several dangerous opponents including keeping Adelaide’s Eddie Betts goalless in round 21.

McGrath’s outstanding debut season was rewarded as the dashing Bomber was awarded the NAB AFL Rising Star Award in a landslide, following in the footsteps of Essendon captain Dyson Heppell.

The athletic youngster is expected to push up the ground and spend more time in the midfield in 2018.