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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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BTV: Ryder rolls one home

9:22pm  Jun 7, 2014

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10:24am  May 29, 2014

BTV: Ryder seals the win

7:38pm  May 10, 2014

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Patrick
Ryder

Height
196 cm
DOB
14-03-1988
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2014
15
Career
164
Goals
2014
13
Career
110
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1309
Avg
87
PatrickRyder

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Ryder remains a vital part of this Essendon outfit as firstly a ruckman and then an option as he pushes forward with his lightning pace and high-marking ability. Ryder has had a solid start to 2014, including a two-goal performance in round 9 against Sydney. Keep watch for Ryder as a player who can break games open and become a match-winner towards the back half of 2014.

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 15
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 25.5
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 87.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 18
Handballs 9 Geelong Cats Rd 15
Disposals 18 Western Bulldogs Rd 18
Marks 8 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Hit-outs 36 Collingwood Rd 6
Tackles 5 Collingwood Rd 17
Goals 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 127 Western Bulldogs Rd 18

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 L 65 - 81 8 5 13 4 25 3 0 2 1 2 90
6 Collingwood L 83 - 60 9 6 15 3 36 4 0 4 1 1 111
7 Western Bulldogs W 73 - 65 8 3 11 2 28 3 3 4 0 0 74
8 Brisbane Lions W 57 - 65 8 7 15 7 31 1 0 4 1 0 113
9 Sydney Swans L 64 - 114 9 7 16 8 17 1 0 4 2 2 113
11 Richmond W 104 - 54 8 4 12 4 12 6 1 5 0 1 80
12 GWS Giants W 66 - 81 5 2 7 2 22 0 1 2 1 1 59
13 Melbourne L 77 - 78 7 5 12 3 16 1 1 1 1 0 64
14 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 92 9 6 15 7 21 0 0 1 2 1 98
15 Geelong Cats L 89 - 80 8 9 17 5 32 1 0 3 0 0 102
16 Port Adelaide W 60 - 62 5 4 9 2 27 2 1 3 1 1 74
17 Collingwood W 103 - 39 5 7 12 4 28 3 1 5 0 1 90
18 Western Bulldogs W 94 - 101 16 2 18 5 35 4 1 3 2 0 127
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 7 114 73 187 60 383 31 10 42 13 11 1309

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 164
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 14.7
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 71.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2014
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 114 73 187 60 383 31 10 42 13 11 1309
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