DOB: 16 June 1995
MFC debut: Round 4, 2019 vs Sydney at SCG
Last MFC game: Round 16, 2020 vs Fremantle at Cazalys Stadium
From: Hermit Park/Surfers Paradise/North Melbourne, trade with 2018 draft selection #62 for Dom Tyson
Number: 21 (2019-2020)
Games: 10 (28 total)
Goals: 4 (11 total)
Former rugby league player who switched to Australian rules aged 16 on the advice of friends, Preuss played for Queensland in the Under 18 championships and trained with the Gold Coast Suns academy. He moved to the Gold Coast to enhance his prospects of being picked up by an AFL club and was selected in the 2014 rookie draft by North Melbourne.
After two years developing in the VFL he made his AFL debut in the first round of 2017 and played eight games. He didn't play any in 2018 despite strong VFL form and was traded to the Demons at the end of the season.
Impressed with two goals on debut against Sydney, but was injured and struggled win his place back in the team. He returned in Round 16 when Max Gawn was injured, but couldn't find a position forward when Gawn returned.
Injured his knee in the 2020 pre-season and missed the first 8-10 weeks of the year. He returned for three games before being traded to Greater Western Sydney for pick #31 in the 2020 Draft. He didn't play a game for the Giants in his first season, debuting in 2022.
Greater Western Sydney
melbournefc.com.au - 12/10/2018
melbournefc.com.au - 11/02/2020