Nathan Brown (Australian footballer, born 1988)
Brown playing with St Kilda in a pre-season match in March 2017
|Full name||Nathan Brown|
|Date of birth||17 December 1988|
|Place of birth||North Ballarat|
|Original team(s)||North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||No. 10, 2006 national draft|
|Height / weight||195cm / 101kg|
|Current club||St Kilda|
|2017–||St Kilda||1 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 1, 2017.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
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.
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.
Brown won the Harry Collier Trophy (Best First Year Player) in 2008.
Brown celebrated his 50th game in the 2010 AFL Grand Final Replay.
He has a twin brother who plays 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 are correct to the end of the 2016 season
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