Father-son draft prospect Jordan Croft is in line to become the Bulldogs’ fourth father-son recruit.

We look at the Dogs’ current father-son selections, and the Club’s inaugural AFLW father-daughter draftee.

Tom Liberatore

216 games

Pick 40, 2010 AFL National Draft

Tom wound back the clock in 2023, re-establishing himself as one of the league’s leading inside midfielders. The son of 283-gamer and 1990 Brownlow medallist, Tony, Tom enjoyed a career-best season this year, averaging 27.3 disposals, 6.7 tackles and eight clearances to finish runner up in the Charles Sutton Medal, and was unlucky to not make the final All Australian team. After injuries plagued the early parts of his career, the 2016 premiership player is showing no signs of slowing down and looks primed to continue his form into 2024.


Rhylee West

37 games

Pick 26, 2018 AFL National Draft

Rhylee enjoyed a breakout campaign last season, playing a career-high 14 games while showcasing his competitiveness and skill. The son of seven-time Charles Sutton Medallist, Scott, Rhylee added 12 more games to his tally in 2023, averaging 11.4 disposals, 3.5 tackles and 2.4 marks.

Sam Darcy

Seven games

Pick 2, 2021 AFL National Draft

Third-generation Bulldog Sam endured an injury-riddled 2023 campaign after showing promise late last season. Only managing the three games this year, the 20-year-old son of Club great Luke and grandson of David, a clean run in 2024 will hold Sam in great stead as he continues to develop his forward and ruck craft.

Isabella Grant

33 AFLW games

Pick 47, 2020 AFLW Draft

Isabella made history as the Club’s inaugural father-daughter selection in 2020, following in Club Legend, three-time All Australian and Dad Chris’ footsteps. Isabella enjoyed a breakout season in 2023, playing every match while averaging 10.5 touches and 4.3 marks as she settled into defence. She was the Club’s leading interceptor, totalling 62, and finished second for most marks (43).