The only photo taken of Richmond's Nathan Broad from yesterday's win over Hawthorn

“It’s what our system is built on, and what our football club is built on – players that continually play their role.”

That is what veteran Richmond star and vice-captain Jack Riewoldt told Fox Footy following yesterday’s 29-point win against Hawthorn at the MCG.

And, when it comes to playing your role for the Tigers on-field, nobody does it better than Nathan Broad.

The former West Australian, recruited by Richmond with its third pick (No. 67 overall) in the 2015 AFL national draft, has become an integral member of the team’s defensive structure due to his pace, courage, toughness, and capacity to play on the opposition’s tall or small forwards.

Yet, while fellow defenders such as Dylan Grimes, Nick Vlastuin, Bachar Houli, David Astbury and Jayden Short tend to receive the Tiger’s share of the plaudits for their work in the back half, from those outside the Club, Broad seemingly goes unnoticed.

Those within the four walls at Tigerland, however, have the utmost respect and admiration for Broad.

His value to the side was exemplified in the Round 2 victory over the Hawks, when he filled the key intercept role normally occupied by Vlastuin, who was sidelined through injury.

Broad finished the match with 15 disposals, six marks, three rebound-50s, six one-percenters and an equal AFL career-high/team-high 10 intercepts.

Although it was one of the best performances of Broad’s 72-game career at Richmond, he again escaped the media spotlight.

But, with three premiership medals, and a winning strike-rate of 79.86 percent, Broad, undoubtedly, is more than happy continuing to fly under the radar and play his role for the Tigers.