The exciting forward became the third Daniher to win the Crichton Medal, following in the footsteps of uncles Neale and Terry, won the award in 1981 and 1982 respectively.
Daniher enjoyed a career best season in 2017, kicking 65 goals finishing third behind Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy in the Coleman Medal race and winning the Mark of the Year.
2017 CRICHTON MEDAL TOP 10
- Joe Daniher 451
- Brendon Goddard 441
- Dyson Heppell 440
- Zach Merrett 439
- David Zaharakis 412
- Michael Hurley 395
- Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 386
- Orazio Fantasia 354
- Cale Hooker 351
- James Kelly 344
Meanwhile, Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield has won back-to-back Carji Greeves Medals, making it three club best and fairest awards in as many years, after winning Adelaide’s Malcolm Blight Medal in 2015.
Dangerfield, who averaged 29.9 disposals and kicked 45 goals in 2017, finished the count on 240 votes, 14.5 votes ahead of second placed Mitch Duncan and 20.5 ahead of Irishman, Zach Tuohy.
Tom Stewart was named best young player after a stellar first season at the club, where he played 21 games and become a key member of the side’s defensive unit.
2017 CARJI GREEVES MEDAL TOP 10