A work horse who has made the most of his second chance in the AFL, Ben Keays has become a key cog in a young Adelaide Crows line up.
As a prolific ball-magnet with a strong work rate, Keays was drafted to the Brisbane Lions in the 2015 draft after being part of their Academy. He made his AFL debut in early 2016, but struggled to cement a position in an elite Brisbane Lions midfield.
Keays played 30 games over his 4 years at Brisbane before moving to the Adelaide Crows ahead of the 2020 season for more opportunity. In his first year at the Crows Keays missed just one match and has quickly become an on-field leader and contested ball winner out of the midfield.