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Nathan Brown

DOB: 14 August 1976

Debut: Round 4, 1998 against Carlton at Princes Park
Last Game: Round 22, 2007 against Carlton at MCG

Games: 146
Goals: 36
Career Statistics (external link)

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
6608045.20

From: Frankston Rovers/West Adelaide, Selection 66, 1997 National Draft

Number: 41 1998, 25 2000-2007

Honours:
Life Member - 2007

Statistical categories led
Most games in jumper 25

Known as 'Doggy', Brown impressed on debut with a courageous display in the Demons Round 4, 1998 win over Carlton, but the then long haired blonde tore his hamstring and played just twice more that season. His 1999 campaign was ruined by a series of calf injuries and Brown was forced to travel to the AIS in Canberra to help build strength in his legs in order to avoid similar issues in the future.

Brown returned for nine games in 2000 and may have played finals football if not for a serious concussion in a collision with Docker Clive Waterhouse, the after effects of which landed him in hospital for a week with serious bruising to the frontal lobes of his brain.

2001 saw Brown finally earn a permanent spot in the side, and he played 19 games as a running defender. He went on to finish fourth in the 2002 Best and Fairest and was named Most Consistent Player of that year. 2003 saw another top ten finish before he ran second in the 2004 version.

Elevated to the club leadership group he had a good 2005 season but saw his 2006 disrupted by an ankle injury early in the season. From then on his stocks started to tumble, and with the Demons going for youth at the end of 2007 Brown saw the writing on the wall and announced his retirement from AFL football.

Despite often speaking of a desire to become a fire-fighter after his AFL career ended, Brown signed with West Adelaide in 2007 and became their captain for 2008.

In 2010 Brown, Russell Robertson and Adem Yze played for the Shepparton Swans and the next year he joined Southern Football League club Cheltenham as senior coach.

In 2013 he was coach of Old Melburnians in the VAFA.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1998 300
2000 900
2001 1960
2002 2492
2003 1965
2004 2259
2005 2245
2006 930
2007 1932

Tribunal Record

MatchChargeSanction
Round 12, 2005 Umpire Contact $2400 fine

Lists
Interstate Recruits
SANFL

Media
"More tests on Demon" - The Age 04/08/2000

Links
2003 profile (external link)
Wikipedia profile (external link)


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