10 June 1981
1998 National AFL Draft No. 15
1999 AFL Debut
2004 International Rules Series
2004, 2006 & 2010 Best and Fairest Award
Recruited from Devonport with the Kangaroos first selection (number 15 overall) in the 1998 National Draft, Brady took a couple of seasons to find his feet at AFL level. After playing 50 games in his first four seasons with the Kangaroos, Brady is now considered one of the competitionís best defensive midfielders.
Despite not attracting the media attention of some of the more flashy players in the league, Rawlings has been one of the most valuable players for North Melbourne over the past decade and has constantly shut down quality opposition midfielders whilst still being able to cause damage the other way.
Playing most of his career as a midfielder, Rawlings has won two Syd Barker Medals in 2004 and 2006 and finished third in 2008. He averaged 20 possessions a game in 2008 and was third at the club for disposals and fourth in tackling.
In 2009, Rawlings was again an integral part of the Kangaroos line-up and averaged 22 possessions a game while late in the season looked to relish a role running off half-back. He notched up his 200th game in the remarkable win over St Kilda in Round 21, finished third in the Kangaroos Best & Fairest and looks to have plenty more football left him.
In his 12th season with the Club, Brady finished with all 22 games, bringing his career total to 223. Given a fresh role by coach Brad Scott as a defender, Brady relished his new position and showed no signs of slowing down. Capping off the season with his third Syd Barker Medal, Brady continues to earn praise from the football world and looks forward to continuing his leadership for the 2011 season.