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Nathan Brown (Australian footballer born 1988)

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Full name  Nathan Brown
Place of birth  North Ballarat

Height/Weight  195cm / 101kg
Name  Nathan Brown
Nathan Brown (Australian footballer born 1988)
Date of birth  (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 26)
Original team(s)  North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
Draft  #10, 2006 National Draft, Collingwood

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Nathan J. Brown (born 17 December 1988) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Collingwood Football Club from 2008 to 2016.

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Early life

Brown is a former student of St Patrick's College, Ballarat, and was part of their 1st XVIII that won the coveted Herald Shield Cup in 2005. Tall and mobile, Brown is a former basketballer who converted to football recently, and has been earmarked for centre halfback, following some well acclaimed performances for Vic Country in the 2006 Under 18 National Championships.

Career

Brown became the third player with the same name in the AFL when he was selected by Collingwood with the 10th selection in the 2006 National AFL Draft.

Brown made his debut for Collingwood in Round 1 of the 2008 season against Fremantle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of 45,000 fans. He immediately made impressions with speed and great defensive attributes against Matthew Pavlich, who is recognised as one of the best forwards in the game, holding him to only one goal. He would follow up immediately, playing on one of the competition's best players, Jonathan Brown of the Brisbane Lions, and Matthew Richardson of Richmond in the next fortnight, holding each to two and one goal(s) respectively.

Even though Brown was yet to make his senior debut, he was selected as the Collingwood alternative delegate for the AFL Players Association in 2008, behind Tarkyn Lockyer and Nick Maxwell.

Nathan was nominated for the AFL Rising Star Award for his performance in Round 10 2008 against the West Coast Eagles in which Collingwood won by 100 points.

Brown won the Harry Collier Trophy (Best First Year Player) in 2008.

Brown celebrated his 50th game in the 2010 AFL Grand Final Replay.

At the conclusion of the 2016 season, Brown joined the St Kilda Football Club as a restricted free agent after Collingwood elected not to match the contract offer.

Personal life

Brown, was inducted into the inaugural Dilfhood (founded by Aaron "DILFY" Geary) by Geary in 2015 after becoming a Dilf for the first time. Geary saw a unique dilfness in Brown and thought it had to be acknowledged and saw best fit to bring Brown in as a founding member. He has a twin brother who played for the West Coast Eagles, Mitch Brown and an older brother named Cameron. As a child Nathan was a Carlton supporter, while his twin brother was a Collingwood supporter.

Statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season

References

Nathan Brown (Australian footballer, born 1988) Wikipedia


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