A fourth-placed finish in the 2019 Trevor Barker Award was proof that Jack Billings was well and truly on the rise.
The No. 15 brought his best brand of footy when his side was under the pump and the result hung in the balance - his match-winning 33-disposals, 11 tackles and two goals against Gold Coast serving as the perfect example.
Billings was officially inducted into the Saints' leadership group in 2020, becoming the youngest member of the club's high-calibre leaders.
An impressive three-goal display in the season restart kicked off the silky wingman's stellar run of form, with his consistent, high-number performances through the midfield highlighting his importance to St Kilda's line-up.
Billings currently sits in the top-two for St Kilda's disposals, effective kicks and metres gained after the first 13 games of the season.
Billings was originally selected by St Kilda with pick No. 3 in the 2013 National Draft.