When captain Jarryn Geary went down through injury, Seb Ross stepped up to the plate to guide his Saints through the troubling times.
The stand-in skipper's leadership was first-class and grew with each passing week, with the No. 6’s unwavering output and chart-topping stats seeing him secure his second Trevor Barker Award.
In 2020, Ross was again inducted into St Kilda's leadership group, and captained the side in Rounds 3 and 4 when Jarryn Geary was sidelined with a minor hamstring strain.
Ross was influential in the season restart (25 disposals, five clearances) and in Thursday's prime-time affair against Carlton (21 disposals), with a series of unsung team roles in the remaining matches complementing his higher-disposal games.
A calf niggle sidelined the dual best-and-fairest for consecutive games for the first time in five years, before the dual-best-and-fairest made his return against Essendon in Round 12.
Ross was selected by St Kilda with pick No. 25 in the 2011 National Draft.
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