Ben is the nephew of former Collingwood and Fitzroy player James Manson, Brown is a ruckman/tall forward who debuted for the Kangaroos in Round 14 of the 2014 season after playing in the VFL with Werribee. In his first season for Werribee he was able to kick 29 goals. He is a former Tasmanian under-18 and senior representative with terrific aerobic capacity, contested-marking ability and vertical leap finishing 8th in the draft combine. North Melbourne swooped with pick 47 in the 2013 NAB AFL National Draft, Brown is also able to compete ferociously at ground level. Brown was selected to make his debut in Round 14 against Melbourne and immediately helped to make the forward line function better, he finished with 18 goals from his 11 games, an impressive first year.
2016 saw Brown become North Melbourne’s key forward target kicking 41 goals to lead North Melbourne’s goal kicking.