Crows defender Luke Brown played 15 AFL games in 2019 after a pre-season ankle injury delayed his start to the year.

The 26-year-old underwent surgery a week before Round One and made his return through the SANFL in Round Seven before earning his senior recall a week later.

He averaged 15 disposals per game at 82.4 per cent efficiency and finished third at the Crows for rebound-50s per game and contested defensive one-on-ones.

Adelaide’s No. 16 played his 150th AFL game in the final round of the home and away season.

At a glance:

Games: 15
Goals: 1
Disposals per game: 15.1
Disposal efficiency: 82.4 per cent 
Rebound-50s per game: 3.9

Best game:

Round 18 v Essendon

Brown was at his best in Adelaide’s Round 18 clash with the Bombers, recording 24 disposals, seven rebound-50s, two inside-50s and five marks.

The lockdown defender had the job on livewire forward Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti and kept him to just 13 disposals and one goal.

Although Adelaide ultimately lost the game, Brown did his best to keep his side in the contest, notably in the final quarter when he prevented a certain goal.

Essendon midfielder Zach Merrett fired a snap from 40m out but Brown, running back with the flight of the ball, managed to intervene on the goal line.