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Ryder ready to rise

After eight seasons and at 25 years of age Bombers big man Patrick Ryder believes he is ready to take his game to the next level.

2:15pm  Sep 24, 2013

Ryder nominated for Goal of Year

Essendon big man Patrick Ryder has been nominated for the Round Twelve Goal of the Year following his amazing 50-metre snap from the boundary line against Gold Coast on Saturday night.

9:12am  Jun 18, 2013

Tall trio in line for trip West

Essendon coach James Hird believes tall trio Patrick Ryder, Tom Bellchambers and Joe Daniher could all play against West Coast when the Bombers travel to Patersons Stadium next Thursday.

1:50pm  Jun 17, 2013

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10:08pm  Mar 28, 2014

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11:10am  Mar 22, 2014

BTV: Ryder celebrates 150

4:19pm  Mar 20, 2014

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Patrick
Ryder

Height
196 cm
DOB
14-03-1988
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2014
2
Career
151
Goals
2014
1
Career
98
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
114
Avg
57
PatrickRyder

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: 
Clubs: 
Debut: 2006
Recruited from: East Fremantle
Brownlow Votes: 9

Patrick Ryder had a stellar start to the 2012 season up forward and through the ruck before being struck down with injury that saw him play just 15 matches. Ryder’s athleticism and height make him an imposing figure for any opposition player.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Ryder’s improved form in the second half of the season after struggling with poor output and low confidence saw him play a big role in Essendon’s push to the finals. He played mainly in the ruck, where his tap-work was crucial, and also played forward and in defence. The 23-year-old has the ability to be one of the Bombers’ key game-breakers, but can struggle with consistency.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 4.5
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 7.5
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 26.5
    • Tackles 0.5
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 57.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 North Melbourne Rd 1
Handballs 4 North Melbourne Rd 1
Disposals 11 North Melbourne Rd 1
Marks 3 North Melbourne Rd 1
Hit-outs 34 North Melbourne Rd 1
Tackles 1 Hawthorn Rd 2
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 77 North Melbourne Rd 1

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 7 4 11 3 34 1 1 0 1 1 77
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 2 2 4 1 19 1 0 1 0 0 37
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 2 9 6 15 4 53 2 1 1 1 1 114

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 151
    • Kicks 6.4
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 11.5
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 13.8
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 70.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2013
Handballs 15 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2009
Disposals 20 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2012
Marks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2012
Hit-outs 46 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2012
Tackles 13 Collingwood Rd 5, 2009
Goals 4 Richmond Rd 8, 2012
AFL Fantasy 128 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Essendon 9 6 15 4 53 2 1 1 1 1 114
2013 Essendon 136 84 220 67 389 20 25 55 10 3 1394
2012 Essendon 123 81 204 89 329 14 17 38 17 10 1354
2011 Essendon 175 118 293 111 329 31 22 66 27 15 1829
2010 Essendon 139 113 252 87 416 27 20 94 21 12 1801
2009 Essendon 121 141 262 72 424 23 20 99 12 9 1725
2008 Essendon 119 103 222 90 51 18 21 47 5 4 1061
2007 Essendon 114 106 220 99 57 14 23 49 3 1 1068
2006 Essendon 28 19 47 14 39 3 3 10 2 2 251

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

AFL Games: 132

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2007

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: LeBron James and Dwayne Wade

Coach’s favourite saying: “Do the basics”

Coach’s pet: David Meli

Favourite Footy Commentator: Dennis Commetti and Brian Taylor

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Graham ‘Poly’ Farmer

Describe your perfect day off: Sleep in, Have lunch and relax with Family, then poker with the boys.

Who inspires you? My daughter, and my family.

Best advice received: Have fun

What scares you the most? The fear of failing

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? A policeman

First job held: Mowing lawns

Person you would most like to meet:
Snoop Dog

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Travel, move home, buy a jet-ski and boat.

Greatest non- football achievement: Becoming a father

How would your best friend describe you? A family man

One thing you can’t eat: Anchovies

What domestic chore do you refuse to do? 
Clean the toilet

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup?
World Cup

Favourite Australian Personality: Mark “Chopper” Reid

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Pencil O’Reilly

Favourite TV show: Jersey shore and Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Favourite band/ musical artist: Akon

Favourite movie:
Braveheart