- May 27, 2013
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
To be eligible for the Rising Star award in any given season, a player must be under 21 on January 1 of that year, and have played no more than 10 AFL games before that season.
Thought I'd ask one last (potentially) crazy question before we enter 2021. Matthew Rowell is currently 19 years old and is already a proven Brownlow medal vote getter with 9 votes in 5 AFL games. So, can he make history in 2021 by winning both the Rising Star award as well as the Brownlow medal?
IMO there aren't many Suns players that will steal votes from him next year. It's entirely possible he'll be best on for the club in 50% or more of the games he plays next year.