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Father-son recruit Rhylee West made his way to the Kennel with pick 26 in the 2018 NAB AFL Draft.
A standout inside midfielder with the Calder Cannons and Vic Metro in his junior years, West is renowned for his ability to win contested possession and apply pressure to the opposition.
An AFL Academy Member in 2018, he averaged 22 disposals (50 percent contested), five clearances and four tackles throughout the 2018 National Under 18 Championships.
In his first season on an AFL-list, a late-season senior debut came for West in Round 19, 2019 against Fremantle, following strong VFL form. The 19-year-old son of a gun played three AFL matches in total, including the Club's Elimination Final against GWS Giants, showcasing his competitive nature and skill both as a midfielder and pressure forward. West placed runner-up in the VFL’s JJ Liston Trophy for the league's best and fairest player.
West signed a two-year extension in August, tying him to the Bulldogs until at least the end of 2022.
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