Nathan Brown, the 25-year-old lock forward, finished his second season at Parramatta displaying his well known high work rate.
Injuries limited the Eel to 15 matches, but the performances he had continued on from where he left of in 2017.
Nathan Brown - 2018 Statistics
Matches played: 15
Average tackles per game: 37
Average run meters per game: 157
Average post-contact metres per game: 54
Average hit-ups per game: 15.5
Average minutes per game: 69
Tackle breaks: 21
2018 Highlights - Nathan Brown
Brown had one of his biggest impacts on a match in the Round 19 win against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
It was a low scoring, tough slog and the second time the lock forward played all 80 minutes in 2018.
Blue and Gold Head Coach Brad Arthur revealed after the match he gave Brown additional motivation during the week.
"He (Nathan Brown) spoke to me about making sure he's getting 80 minutes, and I challenged him that he had to earn it," Arthur said at the Round 19 post match press conference.
"He's a leader. Not so much from what he says, but just his actions on the field.
"He's one of those blokes that competes right to the death. He's a real winner."
From Round 19 to Round 23, his last match of the season due to injury, the Eels won three of the five matches and Brown averaged 77 minutes per contest.
Brown, who last year won the 2017 Ken Thornett Medal and played for Italy at the Rugby League World Cup, re-signed with the Eels in May.