Jeremy Sharp collected last week’s NAB Rising Star nomination after a breakout performance.
Sharp, 19, had a day out, collecting 30 disposals with 24 of those being kicks at an efficiency rating of 90%.
This comes off the back of three consistent outings, having 20, 15 and 20 disposals respectively, in the last few weeks.
Sharp was surprised by his selection for the nomination and was very appreciative of the help he’d received along the way.
“We were in our meeting yesterday with all the boys, Rhyce Shaw got out in front of the whole group and said that I’m this week’s NAB Rising Star, that was when I first found out,” Sharp said.
“I’m very fortunate to have him at the club helping me every single day.
“He’s been a big part of what I’ve done this year, he’s been someone I could fall back on, always ask questions and he’s always been there in my corner helping me out.
“So, I was very fortunate that he could be at the club to present me with that yesterday.”
Sharp was grateful for the nomination but knows that those types of games are what he is striving for week in, week out.
“I was definitely not looking at trying to get a NAB Rising Star, I was just trying to play consistent football, just play my trademark game each week,” Sharp said.
“But to get that accolade is definitely a moment I won’t forget.
“I feel like I’ve been consistent now for the best part of a year so get that game on the weekend felt good but I’m pretty keen to back that up this week against Brisbane.”
Knowing the challenges that lay ahead in terms of COVID-affected fixtures and upcoming opposition, he is excited and prepared for the challenges to come.
“I suppose we as a team feel like we have adapted to those situations pretty well for the past two seasons now,” Sharp said.
“Wherever it is we will be ready to play, we did it all last year so there is no reason why we can’t do it this year either.
“We are just excited to have another game of football this weekend against Brisbane up at the Gabba, so no complaints there.
“There is definitely that rivalry there… they’ve got the wood over us the past few times so hopefully we can get up there and give it a red-hot crack.”
First bounce for the Round 19 QClash is at 3:10pm on Saturday afternoon at the Gabba.