DOB: 14 August 1976
From: Frankston Rovers/West Adelaide, Selection #66, 1997 National Draft
'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.
|Round 12, 2005||Umpire Contact||$2400 fine|