In May, John Noble was running around Richmond Oval playing for West Adelaide in the SANFL.
On Friday, finished with 19 disposals and seven tackles in just his fourth AFL game when the Magpies defeated the Cats in a qualifying final at the MCG.
The Magpie fans consider him to be their lucky charm as he is yet to taste defeat at the top level.
"It's pretty surreal, I'm sure it won't sink in for a few days, just really happy to get this win with the boys, they're a special group," Noble said.
"It's not just getting drafted, it's amazing being at a club like Collingwood. They have a 'head down, bum up' mentality, if you get a game you get a game.
"I wouldn't have thought I would be playing in a (winning) qualifying final to play in a prelim, so every game is a bonus."