About Brodie Smith
Brodie Smith (born 14 January 1992) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Smith was Adelaide's first selection in the 2010 National Draft at pick #14 overall.
Smith made his debut in round 1 of his very first season, 2011, against Hawthorn. He played 14 games in his first season and showed plenty of maturity for a first-year player, averaging 13 disposals per game. He played 22 games including three finals in 2012 as a running defender, shutting down opposition forwards such as Steve Johnson and providing run off half-back, also becoming noted for kicking goals from long range.
In 2013 Smith continued to play mainly in defence playing 18 games after missing the first four with a broken collarbone. He played his 50th game in round 19 against Port Adelaide and gathered a career-high 29 possessions in the last game against West Coast. Smith played every game in 2014 and became renowned as one of the most damaging running defenders in the game, ranking first in the AFL for long kicks and second for rebound 50s and metres gained. He was named in the All-Australian team and represented Australia in the 2014 International Rules Test.