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Silvagni a Rising Star nominee

June 19, 2017 8:00 PM

Silvagni's Rising Star surprise Jack Silvagni was announced as the Round 13 NAB AFL Rising Star in the team meeting today.

Jack Silvagni has been named the Round 13 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee.

The impressive young forward stood up in the Blues' 10-point over Gold Coast on Saturday night, booting two final-term goals and collecting 13 disposals.

AFL 2017 Round 13 - Photographers Choice
Jack Silvagni celebrates one of his final-term goals against the Suns. (Photo: AFL Media)

He becomes the Blues' fourth Rising Star nominee this season - a club record - following in the foosteps of Caleb Marchbank, Samo Petrevski-Seton and David Cuningham.

A third-generation Carlton footballer, Silvagni played school football with Xavier College and TAC Cup football with the Oakleigh Chargers before representing Victoria Metro at the 2015 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships. The 191cm forward was Carlton’s 53rd selection under the father-son rule in the 2015 NAB AFL National Draft.

AFL 2015 Under 18 - Vic C v Vic M
Jack Silvagni in action for Vic Metro. (Photo: AFL Media)

After showing consistent form in the VFL where he kicked 10 goals in three weeks, Silvagni made his AFL debut for the Blues in Round 15 last season against traditional rival Collingwood at the MCG.

Silvagni played his junior football with the Greythorn Falcons in the Yarra Junior Football League.

AFL 2001 Rd 11 - Richmond v Carlton
Jack Silvagni is living out his childhood dream. (Photo: AFL Media)

Following each round of the home-and-away season, a panel of judges selects a NAB AFL Rising Star nominee. At the completion of the season, one of these nominees will be chosen as the 2017 NAB AFL Rising Star.  

The 2017 NAB AFL Rising Star winner will be awarded the Ron Evans Medal, a $20,000 personal investment folio and a dedicated personal banker, courtesy of NAB.