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Brown's hard working 100

Few players have had shown more determination in reaching 100 games than North star Ben Brown.

While he's one of the most dominant forwards in the game in 2019, the path to stardom didn’t always look so clear for Brown.

The 200 centimetre key-forward was overlooked in three consecutive drafts, before earning a shot at Arden Street at the end of 2013.

And since making his debut in 2014, the North number 50 hasn’t looked back.

As Ben Brown gets ready for game 100, North Media reflects on his career so far.

2010 - Overlooked in draft year after tearing ACL.

2011 - Another injury impacted year sees Brown overlooked at the draft once again.

2012 - Brown enjoys a solid year in the TSL with Glenorchy, but is overlooked again.

2013 - Moves to Melbourne with Werribee, and has a breakout year, kicking 29 goals.

2013 - Selected by North Melbourne with pick 47 in the national draft.

2014 - Makes AFL debut in Round 15 win over Melbourne.

2014 - Becomes an instant cult hero after a four-goal performance in an Elimination Final win over Essendon.

2015 - Establishes himself in the best 22, playing 22 games for the season, including the finals series.

2016 - Leads the Roos goal-kicking with 41 goals, helping them reach the finals once again.

2017 - Establishes himself a star of the competition with a career-best season, kicking 63 goals.

He booted seven goals in Round 23, a career-high, received 14 votes in the Brownlow Medal count and was named in 40-man All-Australian squad.

2018 - Another standout year for Brown as the spearhead of the North attack, kicking 61 goals.

He finished second in the Coleman Medal, kicked five goals in one quarter against GWS at Blundstone Arena in Round 9 and was named in 40-man All-Australian squad.