"It means everything to play for this club. It's what every young lad in Middlesbrough dreams of."
Speaking about accolade, which has been given to every homegrown PL debutant since 2015/16, the Boro captain said: "It's pride and place in my Mum's house. She'll be very proud!"
Gallery: Homegrown PL debutants in 2016/17
To see the centre-back talk about his first Premier League campaign, as well as the thoughts of retiring academy manager Dave Parnaby and another debutant in Adam Clayton, click below.