But the hooker admitted he thought he didn’t deserve the trophy.
No I don’t to be fair,” he said.
“I was shocked and taken back when they announced my name. I was shocken when I got shortlisted and wwhen I got it, I couldn’t believe it.
“He’s the best person I’ve ever played with. Every time he puts on that shirt for Hull FC he raises that dressing room tenfold. I can’t beieve I beat him to it to be fair.”
“It’s just been a dream season. Obviously we won the Challenge Cup and I succeeded in my boyhood dream. That was my dream, to win that trophy.
“To win this as an individual accolade, the best one you can win. Not to be the first person from Hull to win it, but to win it in general, it’s special and it’s something that I’ll awlays live for and always cherish.”