Just four games into his AFL career, Sam Walsh has signed a contract extension with Carlton.
The two-year contract extension will take Walsh until the end of 2022, beyond his initial two-year draftee contract.
Walsh has starred since making his debut against Richmond in round one, averaging 26.3 disposals, 11.8 contested possessions and 5.3 marks per game since making his debut.
He was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award in round four after 28 disposals and a goal against Gold Coast and is a short-priced favourite to win the award.
“The club has welcomed me with open arms from the moment I got drafted,” Walsh said.
“The coaches, staff and entire club provide us with everything we need to get the very best out of ourselves, which I have loved. It just motivates you to get better every day.
“What struck me straight away was the elite standards our club has in place, driven by ‘Crippa’ and ‘Doc’. That has us focused as a young group to fast-track our development and achieve success together.”