MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Sam Walsh of the Blues in action during the 2019 AFL round 13 match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on June 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Carlton’s Sam Walsh has been crowned the Rising Star winner on Friday after one of the most impressive debut seasons ever seen.

The No. 1 pick in last year’s draft polled 54 out of a possible 55 votes to win the medal ahead of Port Adelaide’s Connor Rozee and Richmond’s Sydney Stack.

Walsh averaged 25.1 disposals, 5.1 marks, 3.4 clearances and 3.2 tackles per game, setting the record for the most touches by a first-year player.

He racked up 20 disposals in 19 of his 22 games, also eclipsing 30 touches on four occasions.

Walsh becomes Carlton’s first player to win the Rising Star award.

2019 NAB AFL Rising Star voting

Sam Walsh  54
Connor Rozee  42
Sydney Stack  28
Bailey Smith  20
Gryan Miers  5
Jordan Clark 5
Cameron Zurhaar  4
Nick Blakey  3
Liam Baker 2
Oscar Allen  1
Xavier Duursma  1

Gillon McLachlan
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Connor Rozee
3 – Sydney Stack
2 – Bailey Smith
1 – Oscar Allen

Steve Hocking
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Connor Rozee
3 – Sydney Stack
2 – Bailey Smith
1 – Jordan Clark

Kevin Bartlett
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Connor Rozee
3 – Sydney Stack
2 – Gryan Miers
1 – Cameron Zurhaar

Kevin Sheehan
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Connor Rozee
3 – Bailey Smith
2 – Nick Blakey
1 – Gryan Miers

Luke Darcy
5 – Connor Rozee
4 – Sam Walsh
3 – Sydney Stack
2 – Cameron Zurhaar
1 – Jordan Clark

Cameron Ling
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Connor Rozee
3 – Sydney Stack
2 – Gryan Miers
1 – Cameron Zurhaar

Chris Johnson
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Sydney Stack
3 – Bailey Smith
2 – Liam Baker
1 – Connor Rozee

Mathew Richardson
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Connor Rozee
3 – Sydney Stack
2 – Bailey Smith
1 – Nick Blakey

Warren Tredrea
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Connor Rozee
3 – Sydney Stack
2 – Bailey Smith
1 – Xavier Duursma

Danny Frawley
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Connor Rozee
3 – Bailey Smith
2 – Sydney Stack
1 – Jordan Clark

Glen Jakovich
5 – Sam Walsh
4 – Connor Rozee
3 – Bailey Smith
2 – Jordan Clark
1 – Sydney Stack