Former Horsham Demon Sebastian Ross has won St Kilda's club best and fairest for the second time.
Ross topped the vote count on Wednesday night with 170 votes, beating Rohan Marshall (152) and Jack Steele (151) to win his second Trevor Barker award.
Ross said he was surprised to top the vote count.
"It's a little bit surreal. I didn't know what to expect going into tonight," he said.
"There were a lot of guys that had really consistent seasons - it could've gone to anyone tonight really."
Ross played all 22 games for St Kilda in 2019, averaging a club-high 26 disposals per game and booting a career-high six goals.
Ross said it capped off a tremendous year off the field.
"It has been the best year of my life to date ... welcoming my daughter last December,," he said.
"I just want to thank my beautiful fiance Marnie O'Connor, and my daughter Charlotte.
"Thanks to Marnie for putting in the hard yards at home to allow me to get to training early and prepare for the games each week. I love her dearly and I love the support she gives me."
Ross also thanked his parents for their unwavering support.
"Mum and Dad, as I mentioned a few years ago, they would always drive me to games as a junior and they still come to every game to this day," he said.
"They even jump on planes these days - I think the only game they missed this year was in Shanghai.
"The support they have given me, and the values they taught me as a kid growing up, it's much love to my Mum and Dad."
It was an emotional evening for Ross and St Kilda, after club legend Danny Frawley died in a single-car crash on Monday afternoon.
Ross began his acceptance speech with condolences to the Frawley family.
"Spud (Frawley) was a great man," Ross said. "There's just a multitude of people he was able to influence.
"My heart goes out to the family tonight and moving forward."
Ross said he was also optimistic about qualifying for finals soon under new coach Brett Ratten.
"The team hasn't played finals in eight years, and Newnesy (Jack Newnes) and I have been here for eight years, so I don't know if it's us or what it is," Ross said.
"But hopefully we can turn it around next year."
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