Carlton Aiming For Rising Star History
How many nominations can they get?
Carlton youngster Jack Silvagni confidently predicted on Tuesday that his team would produce at least another three Rising Star nominations before the season is done.
If that occurred, the Blues would boast seven contenders for the coveted award later this year.
With four nominations already in the form of Caleb Marchbank, Sam Petrevski-Seton, David Cunningham and Silvagni, Carlton are the only team with multiple nominations so far this year.
Silvagni predicted young teammates Tom Williamson, Zac Fisher and Charlie Curnow would also get recognised in 2017.
However, even if Carlton do produce seven nominations this year, incredibly it wouldn’t set a record.
Greater Western Sydney racked up no fewer than eight Rising Star nominations in 2012 – three more than the next best Essendon and Fremantle who achieved five each in 1993 and 1996 respectively.
But given how good GWS are looking at the moment, Carlton would hope that becoming the only other side in history to register at least seven nominations would serve as a good omen for them in a few years’ time.
Most Rising Star nominations in one year
GWS 2012 - 8
Essendon 1993 - 5
Fremantle 1996 - 5
Fitzroy 1994 - 4
Port Adelaide 1997 - 4
Brisbane Lions 1999 - 4
West Coast 2004 - 4
Brisbane Lions 2005 - 4
Port Adelaide 2006 - 4
Gold Coast 2011 - 4
Adelaide 2013 - 4
Melbourne 2016 - 4
Carlton 2017 - 4*