Nathan Brown (Australian footballer, born 1988)

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Not to be confused with Nathan J. Brown (political scientist).
For the Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne, see Nathan Brown (Australian footballer, born 1976). For the Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, see Nathan Brown (Australian footballer, born 1978).
Nathan Brown
Nathan Brown 04.03.17.jpg
Brown playing with St Kilda in a pre-season match in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Nathan Brown
Date of birth (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth North Ballarat
Original team(s) North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 10, 2006 national draft
Height / weight 195cm / 101kg
Position(s) Full Back
Club information
Current club St Kilda
Number 22
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2016 Collingwood 130 (7)
2017– St Kilda 001 (0)
Total 131 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 1, 2017.
Career highlights
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.

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

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.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2008 Collingwood 16 23 4 2 94 86 180 41 53 0.2 0.1 4.1 3.7 7.8 1.8 2.3
2009 Collingwood 16 14 2 2 51 78 129 40 26 0.1 0.1 3.6 5.6 9.2 2.9 1.9
2010 Collingwood 16 13 0 0 49 73 122 36 25 0.0 0.0 3.8 5.6 9.4 2.8 1.9
2011 Collingwood 16 0
2012 Collingwood 16 18 0 0 84 87 171 57 33 0.0 0.0 4.7 4.8 9.5 3.2 1.8
2013 Collingwood 16 22 1 1 87 117 204 89 37 0.0 0.0 4.0 5.3 9.3 4.0 1.7
2014 Collingwood 16 3 0 0 10 8 18 2 1 0.0 0.0 3.3 2.7 6.0 0.7 0.3
2015 Collingwood 16 21 0 0 107 118 225 66 46 0.0 0.0 5.1 5.6 10.7 3.1 2.2
2016 Collingwood 16 16 0 0 84 91 175 65 28 0.0 0.0 5.3 5.7 10.9 4.1 1.8
Career 130 7 5 566 658 1224 396 249 0.1 0.0 4.4 5.1 9.4 3.1 1.9

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