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Adelaide's defence mechanism

Luke Brown says team defence is making life easier for the Crows' backline

12:38pm Apr 26, 2015

Trust is a must: Brown

Luke Brown says trust is the key to the maniacal defensive pressure underpinning Adelaide’s game plan

11:22am Apr 12, 2015

Brown backs young defenders

Luke Brown is confident the Club's young backline is re-establishing itself in the wake of an exodus of experience

9:39am Feb 17, 2015

Latest Player Video

Luke Brown - 50 Games

2:09pm  Apr 21, 2015

Brown keen for season to start

10:21am  Mar 25, 2015

Senior List

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Luke
Brown

Height
181 cm
DOB
22-09-1992
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
9
Career
55
Goals
2015
1
Career
3
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
456
Avg
51
LukeBrown

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Tea Tree Gully/Norwood
Debut: v GWS, round 16 2012
Recruited from: Norwood
Brownlow Votes: -

The diligent defender played every game in his third AFL season. Brown was tasked with shutting down the opposition’s most dangerous small forward on a weekly basis. He played his role admirably, conceding an average of only one goal per game. Brown is an integral part of a young Adelaide backline, which will develop and grow together for many years to come.

Season by Season

Season by Season

One of Adelaide’s 2013 success stories, Brown played 21 games in his second AFL season. The composed defender stepped up in the absence of retired veteran Michael Doughty, routinely standing, and beating, the opposition’s most dangerous small forwards. Brown was one of four Crows to earn a Rising Star nomination (Round 23) and also received recognition from Adelaide’s coaching staff, taking out the Mark Bickley Award. Signed a two-year contract extension, tying him to the Club until at least the end of 2015.

Season by Season

Recruited as part of the deal that saw Brad Crouch become a Crow, Brown played three games in his debut season and was a member of Norwood’s Grand Final team. The tough and skilful utility has been used only as a lockdown defender at Adelaide, but has the potential to develop into a ball winner further up the ground.

Season by Season

A quick and versatile utility, Brown represented South Australia at the 2011 Under-18 Championships and also played league SANFL football with Norwood. The Crows secured the promising local as part of a deal with Greater Western Sydney, which also saw fancied North Ballarat midfielder Brad Crouch join the Club. Brown, 19, has fantastic skills on either side of his body and has won plenty of admirers at West Lakes with his competitive nature.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 50.7

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Fremantle Rd 9
Handballs 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
Disposals 16 Fremantle Rd 9
Marks 6 St Kilda Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 66 Melbourne Rd 3

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 140 - 63 5 3 8 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 40
2 Collingwood W 63 - 90 7 6 13 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 48
3 Melbourne W 80 - 55 9 3 12 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 66
4 Western Bulldogs L 125 - 68 8 3 11 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 62
5 Port Adelaide L 91 - 115 6 4 10 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 34
6 Gold Coast Suns W 78 - 119 10 6 16 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 58
7 St Kilda W 119 - 73 11 3 14 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 56
8 GWS Giants L 108 - 84 7 4 11 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 39
9 Fremantle L 57 - 68 11 5 16 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 53
10 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 4 74 37 111 32 0 7 3 15 1 0 456

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 55
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 51.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2013
Handballs 12 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2014
Disposals 24 Melbourne Rd 22, 2013
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 18, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 4, 2013
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 3, 2015
AFL Fantasy 82 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 74 37 111 32 0 7 3 15 1 0 456
2014 Adelaide Crows 138 148 286 55 0 13 5 54 1 1 1096
2013 Adelaide Crows 176 118 294 88 0 11 8 37 1 0 1169
2012 Adelaide Crows 12 7 19 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 86

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

M.A Bickley Award
2013

Q&A

Your nickname: Browny

One word to describe you: Humble

Favourite player to watch growing up: Byron Pickett

Who has had the most influence on your career: Father

Toughest individual opponent: Eddie Betts

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Ricky Henderson

Thriftiest player at your club: Andy Otten

The next big thing at your club: Kyle Hartigan

The smartest thing you have been told: Everyone knows something you don’t

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: America

Do you have any strange phobias: N/A

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Scrubs

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: The Simpsons, Dragon Ball Z

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: N/A

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Cornflakes with honey

Your last meal would be: Pizza, hot chops and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Your favourite holiday destination: Murray River

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Jake Gyllenhaal

What are your three essential items: Phone, wallet, keys

Most useless thing you have bought: Clothing that I’ve never worn

Best subject at school: PE

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Super Bowl or Game 7 of NBA Finals