The Demons broke their 57-year premiership drought on Saturday night with a 74-point thumping of the Western Bulldogs in the grand final in Perth.
Bowey, who only turned 19 on September 12, timed his run to perfection this season.
The 176cm speedster made his AFL debut against Gold Coast in round 20, and he managed to hold his spot for the rest of the campaign.
His introduction sparked a seven-match winning run that took Melbourne all the way to the flag.
Some of the biggest legends in the Demons' storied history never won a premiership, including Jim Stynes, Garry Lyon, David Neitz, Robert Flower and the recently-retired Nathan Jones.
But Bowey did it in his first year - a fact not lost on the red-headed youngster.
"It's crazy. I'm speechless. For my first year – it's remarkable," Bowey told AAP.
"I'm seven and zip, so let's just