|Date 2 September||Country Australia|
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Ron Evans medallist Daniel Rich (Brisbane Lions)
The NAB AFL Rising Star award is given annually to a stand out young player in the Australian Football League. The 2009 Ron Evans medal was won by Brisbane Lions player Daniel Rich.
Every round, an Australian Football League rising star nomination is given to a stand out young player. To be eligible for the award, a player must be under 21 on 1 January of that year, have played 10 or fewer senior games and not been suspended during the season. At the end of the year, one of the 22 nominees is the winner of award.