North Queensland Cowboys halfback Jake Clifford has been named the NYC Player of the Year at the Dally M awards in Sydney tonight.
In his first season of Holden Cup, Clifford played 22 games, scoring 10 tries and kicking 78 goals for 196 points.
A Tully Tigers junior, he added 10 try assists, 13 line break assists and 10 line breaks, while averaging 208.7 kick metres per game.
Clifford signed a two-year NRL contract with the Cowboys in May and will join their first grade squad in 2018.
2008 Ben Hunt (Brisbane)
2009 Beau Henry (St George Illawarra)
2010 Tariq Sims (Brisbane)
2011 Jack De Belin (St George Illawarra)
2012 David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown)
2013 Bryce Cartwright (Penrith)
2014 Kane Elgey (Gold Coast)
2015 Ashley Taylor (Brisbane)
2016 Jayden Brailey (Cronulla)
2017 Jake Clifford (North Queensland)