Written by AFL Online on 12th Aug 2008
Carlton youngster Shaun Grigg has won the Round 19 nomination for the NAB Rising Star award after a great performance in the Blues 66 point win over Port Adelaide at Telstra Dome on Saturday.
The 20 year old becomes the second Blue to be nominated this season after number one draft pick Matthew Kreuzer. Grigg has played just 22 career games, with 17 of them coming this year after a shoulder operation restricted him to 5 games last season.
“It was my best game on Saturday, and I think the more you play in the seniors, the more you believe that you can play at that level.
“I’ve felt more comfortable there in the past few weeks, and I’ve just played.”
Grigg joins Bachar Houli (Essendon), Josh Hill (Western Bulldogs), Rhys Palmer (Fremantle), Kieren Jack (Sydney), Ben McKinley (West Coast), Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn), Austin Wonaeamirri (Melbourne), Kurt Tippett (Adelaide), Garrick Ibbotson (Fremantle), Nathan Brown (Collingwood), Matthew Kreuzer (Carlton), Trent Cotchin (Richmond), Jarryd Morton (Hawthorn), Colin Garland (Melbourne), Jack Riewoldt (Richmond), Kyle Reimers (Essendon), Brett Ebert (West Coast) and Gavin Urquhart (North Melbourne) as this years nominees.