Fremantle midfielder Caleb Serong has become the Dockers’ third Rising Star after claiming the AFL’s best young player award, edging out Gold Coast’s Noah Anderson.
The No.8 draft pick in last year’s draft, Serong polled 48 votes to finish nine clear of Anderson – who was selected second by the Suns.
Serong is his club’s first Rising Star winner since Rhys Palmer in 2008, with Paul Hasleby taking it out in 2000.
He received the maximum five votes from eight of the 10 judges, with Kevin Bartlett and Chris Johnson giving their top honours to Anderson.
The 19-year-old Serong shot to prominence in round eight after capturing 22 possessions and kicking a goal in a head-to-head duel with Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield.
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