Tall Forward


Michael Rudd

height: 193cm

weight: 91kg

D.O.B: 14-05-2005

Leagues: AFL U18 Championships, Coates Talent League Boys


+ Endurance
+ Kick penetration
+ Overhead marking
+ Strength


- Ground balls
- Speed

Left-footed Geelong Falcons forward Michael Rudd is a natural footballer of sorts, who plays in a traditional style of marking and goaling, but with the new-age high endurance base. Rudd is one of the best runners for his size and position, and he naturally tested well in the 2km time trial. The Falcons co-captain is not as athletic as others in terms of his speed, and at times it can hamper him at ground level, but his aerial ability and contested marking in particular set him apart.

Rudd is not afraid to crash packs and leap high, and at 193cm, does the basics right from a leading forward's perspective. Boasting a penetrating kick to match his aerial prowess and strength, Rudd is a reliable marking target and key link-up player in every side he plays. He has the potential to go later in the National Draft after a really consistent AFL Under 18 Championships, where he booted seven goals in three games against some stiff opposition - at crucial times, too.


AFL U18 Championships

2023Vic Country251742152320513120738.35.714.

Coates Talent League Boys

2022Geelong Falcons84671514500201103007136.
2023Geelong Falcons118661845900325039416139.
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