Brownlow medallist Dane Swan pays tribute to those he believes won him the medal.
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Swan paid tribute to his parents, his teammates and outgoing coach Mick Malthouse.
"He's the most important out of everyone," Swan said.
"Mick gave me a second chance and from then on I've tried to repay him as much as possible.
"To win a Brownlow for him in his last year of coaching is fantastic and something I'm immensely proud of. He's been everything to me as a coach and has been the only one I've ever had so he's made me the player I am."
Dane Swan arrives at the Brownlow count with girlfriend Taylor Wilson. Picture: David Caird
For those not aware the Antipodean Culture, the Brownlow Medal is Australian Rules Football's equivalent of the NFL's Heisman Trophy. - S.L.