Paddy Ryders phenomenal season has been rewarded with All Australian selection.

After missing the entire 2016 season due to the ASADA ban, Ryder’s return to footy at thehighest level has excceded even the players own expectations.

The Noongar Yamatji man (pictured) says at one stage he doubted whether he’d ever return to the AFL and he’s thrilled that his efforts have been acknowledged by the All Australian selectors.