Recruited as a mature age player, Luke Ryan had to earn his AFL call up the hard way. Perhaps it was this drive and determination that lead to him quickly finding his feet at the top level. His 2019 was a ripper and saw Ryan ink his name as one of the competitions best defenders, we are on the lookout for a potential All-Australian nod in 2020!
A strong mark, Luke reads the play well and is able to intercept the opposition at will. This was on display during the game he would eventually earn a rising star nomination for, taking 16 marks and helping propel the Dockers to victory.
With a lot of football ahead of him, Luke will be a staple of the defensive set up out west for years to come.