MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Dale Morris of the Bulldogs thanks fans during the 2018 AFL round 23 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs veteran Dale Morris has signed a one-year contract extension, that will see him play on into his 15th AFL season.

Morris will turn 36 in December, but has put pen to paper on another deal, after recently playing past the 250-game milestone.

“I’m one of the lucky ones that gets to play footy for a living, so to be able to do that again for another year at least, is something I’m really excited about,” Morris told westernbulldogs.com.au.

“There’s a lot in the decision to play on, especially at 35.  There’s a lot in the physical side of things. Not only can you play a whole season, but get through another pre-season. They’re long and they’re tough.

“It’s also the mental side of things.  Footy is very demanding, physically and mentally.  It’s not a decision I make on my own – I talk to my wife and my kids.

“I want to play on for as long as I can. I love this job, I love this club, I love what I do.

“To be able to sign on and play next year, I’m rapt.”

Morris played 11 games in 2018, after suffering a partial tear of his ACL in the weeks leading up to the home-and-away season.

The defender has played 252 career games for the Dogs, and has career averages of 11.9 disposals and 4.2 marks per game.