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193 cm
94 kg
2019 AFL Fantasy Points

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs: Woodville-West Torrens (SA)
Clubs: Richmond (2002 National Draft pick 12), Port Adelaide (2009 National Draft traded by Richmond for Mitch Farmer and pick 71)
Debut: Rd 7, 2003 v Essendon (for Richmond)
Recruited from: Richmond
Brownlow Votes: 17
Sponsor: Two Greek Boys Pizza and Grill

Port Adelaide’s big-hearted key forward is as hard as nails and has the commitment to match. He can be destructive in front of goals with several 7-goal hauls in the Power jumper. An accurate kick and able to muscle into contests, he had arguably his best season for the club in 2014, but injury setbacks hurt his form in 2015.


  • Schulz was originally drafted by Richmond from Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL with pick 12 in the 2002 National Draft.
  • He was brought to Port Adelaide in a trade deal in the 2009 National Draft for Mitch Farmer and pick 71.



Schulz returned home to South Australia at the end of 2009 and joined the Power from Richmond. He started brightly for the Power before hitting a flat patch. After a spell in the SANFL he returned to Port Adelaide’s senior side and was prolific – booting seven goals against the Kangaroos at Docklands. On returning to the side he proved prolific as a forward and a logical replacement for retiring great Warren Tredrea, with his ability to mark contested and be accurate in front of goals helping the Power to win the last six out of seven games for the year.


Schulz injured his knee in the opening round against Collingwood and missed five weeks. He became a real leader in the forward line with a competitive, ball-hunting nature often seeing his hands act like a magnet for the Sherrin. Fantastic overhead and on the ground, Schulz also played the season as one of the club’s leadership group. Despite missing six games, he only kicked two goals less (31) than he did in his first year at the club.


Schulz’s growing presence as an old-style full forward was felt in the early stages of 2012 when he booted four goals against Essendon in Round 2. A quieter showing with two goals in the next rounds, Schulz was subbed out of the Round 5 Showdown against Adelaide after being poked in the eye by opponent Michael Doughty. Diagnosed with a scratched eye and with one pupil permanently dialated as a result, Schulz returned two weeks later against North Melbourne, where he booted seven goals to lead Port Adelaide’s come-from-behind win over the Kangaroos that weekend. Three goal hauls against Carlton, Hawthorn and the Western Bulldogs came at a price, with an abdominal injury sustained in the latter match keeping him out of action for six weeks. Playing the final five games of the season, with more 4 goal efforts against Hawthorn and Richmond, Schulz managed to finish his year on a positive with two mark of the year nominations to his name, and finishing as the club’s leading goal kicker.


Schulz was Port Adelaide's leading goalkicker again in 2013 and achieved his first full season in the Power jumper as its solid full forward. He kicked four goals on three occasions for a total of 49 majors as part of a new-look, dynamic forward attack that helped propel the Power into the top eight for the first time since 2007.


Schulz produced a career-best season in 2014. Playing all 25 of Port Adelaide’s games, the key forward equalled Warren Tredrea’s record of eight goals scored in a game against the Western Bulldogs in Round 14.Continued to lead the way in attack for the Power as the elder statesman of the forward line in his most impressive year at 29 years of age.


Couldn't reach the heights of 2014 due to a persistent back injury. His courage to continue battling was unsurprising, having long-proven himself as one of the game's toughest players.


By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 194
    • Kicks 7.1
    • Handballs 3.5
    • Disposals 10.6
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 1.7
    • AFL Fantasy 60.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Hawthorn Rd 20, 2008
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 11, 2008
Disposals 29 Hawthorn Rd 20, 2008
Marks 17 Hawthorn Rd 20, 2008
Hit-outs 2 Geelong Cats Rd 19, 2004
Tackles 8 Sydney Swans Rd 13, 2014
Goals 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2014
AFL Fantasy 158 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


Draft history
2002 National Draft, Pick 12 – Richmond
2009 National Draft trade – Richmond to Port Adelaide for Mitch Famer and pick 71

Recruited from

Previous Clubs
Woodville West Torrens

Junior Club
Central Yorke

AFL Debut
Rd 7, 2003 v Essendon (for Richmond)

PAFC Debut
Rd 1, 2010 v North Melbourne

PAFC (AFL) cap number

Games and goals

50 AFL games
Rd 1, 2008 v Carlton (for Richmond)  

100 AFL games
Rd 21, 2011 v Hawthorn

150 AFL games
Rd 8, 2014 v Fremantle

50 goals
Rd 6, 2008 v Hawthorn (for Richmond)  

100 goals
Rd 10, 2011 v Richmond

200 goals
Rd 20, 2013 v Geelong

250 goals
Rd 14, 2014 v Western Bulldogs

300 goals
Rd 9, 2015 v Melbourne


AFL Awards

Brownlow Medal
11 votes

NAB Rising Star
2004, Rd 14 nominee

Club Awards

Leading Goalkicker
2010, 2012, 2013, 2014