Jack Steele has been awarded his first All-Australian blazer following a terrific 2020 campaign in the red, white and black.
The 24-year-old becomes the first St Kilda representative in the prestigious line-up since five-time inductee Nick Riewoldt in 2014.
Steele was named on the interchange bench while teammate Dan Butler, who made the 40-man squad after a starring first year as a Saint, was not selected in the final line-up.
The No. 9 led in almost every facet after being unleashed as a genuine two-way player, racking up plenty of footy with his customary ferocity and unwavering work ethic.
Steele topped the Saints’ numbers for disposals (376), clearances (90), tackles (94), inside-50s (54) and ground-ball gets (117), plus over 100 more pressure acts than second-placed Butler.
Tonight's All-Australian selection adds to the emerging leader’s string of potential accolades, which could include a maiden Trevor Barker Award by season's end.
In other awards news, key forward Max King polled third in the 2020 NAB Rising Star count with 28 votes, while Steele charted fourth (72) in the AFL Coaches' Association Champion Player of the Year Award and fifth in the AFL Players' Association Most Valuable Player.