Popular ruckman Braydon Preuss will remain a GIANT for a fourth season after signing a new one-year deal.

Joining the club in the 2020 off-season on a three-year deal, the hulking 207cm, 118kg ruckman will remain in orange and charcoal until at least the end of the 2024 season.

Having previously played 18 games over six seasons with the Demons and North Melbourne, Preuss enjoyed some strong AFL form across 10 games for the GIANTS in 2022 before a back injury derailed the majority of his 2023 season.

Now fully fit after playing out the final rounds of the 2023 season in the GIANTS’ VFL side, the 28-year-old has been locked away for next season.

“Since Braydon joined the club, he’s been unlucky with injury, yet he has worked incredibly hard throughout his rehabilitation and it’s great to see him fit and healthy again which gives us confidence he can play a role for us into the future,” said GIANTS General Manager of Football Jason McCartney.

“We’ve seen throughout his career to date that Braydon is a very capable ruckman at AFL level, and we’re pleased to have him at the GIANTS for at least one more year.” 

Prior to joining the GIANTS, Preuss, the number 15 pick in the 2015 Rookie Draft, spent four years developing under All-Australian Todd Goldstein at North Melbourne before moving to the Demons where he spent two years learning under champion ruckman Max Gawn.