Let's take a look at Angus Brayshaw's 2021...
No. AFL games: 25
Disposals – 18.4 avg. (460 total)
Kicks – 11 avg. (274 total)
Score involvements – 4.1 avg. (103 total)
Intercept possessions – 4.9 avg. (123 total)
After a not-so-ideal end to his 2020 season undergoing surgery for a foot injury, Brayshaw made the most of his 2021, playing all 25 games and settling further into his role on the wing.
The 25-year-old is known for his courageous style of play and this year was no exception, with the wingman demonstrating on countless occasions his tough, contested football. He played a huge part in the team’s rise to the top, with his versatility across the ground proving a strength both in the backline and up forward. His intercept possessions (4.9 average) and score involvements (4.1 average) both examples of this impact.
One of Brayshaw’s most important performances came in the Grand Final, where he had 25 disposals, 11 contested possessions and kicked a goal that many considered the ‘turning point’ for the Dees, putting them in the lead. This lead was kept for the remainder of the game and ultimately secured them as 2021 Premiers.