It marks McGrath’s fourth straight selection in the team, with teammate and best and fairest winner Jordan Ridley joining him.
Speaking on the AFLPA website, McGrath spoke of the honour in his final year of eligibility for the squad.
“To see the impact these players have on games throughout the season is inspiring for all and a real look into the future of our game,” he said.
“To be recognised as captain is also a proud moment as there are so many outstanding young leaders among this group.
“I can’t wait to see how they all develop both as people and players in the coming years.”
Introducing the #22Under22 team! Congratulations to the players selected in this year’s team. We have 14 newcomers, while @essendonfc's @Andy_McGrath1 (captain) was selected for a fourth time and @CarltonFC's Jacob Weitering (vice-captain) was selected for a third time 👏 pic.twitter.com/vFxor82vni
— aflplayers (@AFLPlayers) September 22, 2020
THE 2020 22UNDER22 TEAM
Captain: Andrew McGrath
Vice-captain: Jacob Weitering