Dustin Martin Set To Claim Yet Another AFL Honour
Another day, probably another medal - Dustin Martin is racking up nearly as many AFL honours as tattoos.
It will be a major surprise if the Brownlow Medallist does not win his second-successive Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest player for the season.
Monday night's club awards function will be another party for the Tigers, two days after they ended their 37-year premiership drought with an eight-goal upset win over Adelaide.
The function will be at Crown Palladium, the same venue for Saturday night's premiership party.
Star full back Alex Rance will also poll well in the Dyer medal count, but has no doubt who will win.
"They should have just dished out the medal to Dusty (on Saturday) night," he joked.
Winning the Jack Dyer would be Martin's fourth significant award in the space of a week.
Last Monday, he won the Brownlow for the first time.
Then on Saturday, he made history as the first player to take out a prestige AFL treble, adding a premiership medal and the Norm Smith Medal as best afield in the grand final to the Brownlow.
Coach Damien Hardwick said the most impressive feature about Martin is his preparedness to improve.
"It amazes me ... every year he does something to better himself," Hardwick said.
"It's a testament to him and the work he puts into his football.
"He knows it's the thing that's going to make him great.
"The thing that he did this year was his selflessness, which I think was evident - his ability to pass the ball, not have shots on goal when he could easily have had them, but he was looking to bring his teammates into the game.
"It's what's made him a great player ... he's made those players around him better just by being on the field."