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February 20, 2013 12:35 PM

And The Captains Are... See who will captain the side alongside Browny in 2013, plus the two new vice-captains.

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Jed is not only a leader on-field, he is an excellent representative of this footy Club, and its culture and values.

Jed Adcock has been announced as the Brisbane Lions’ new co-captain.

Adcock, 27, will share the captaincy duties in 2013 with Jonathan Brown, who has led the team as sole skipper since 2009.

He becomes the eighth player in the history of the merged Club to lead the team.

Read more about Jed Adcock's AFL journey

Young midfielders Tom Rockliff and Daniel Rich were also unveiled as the Club’s vice-captains for 2013.

Senior Coach Michael Voss said that the new leadership model was a good fit for the Club.

“Jed has demonstrated outstanding leadership over his time at the Lions, and most specifically in his past four seasons as a vice-captain,” Voss said.

“As we know, Browny won’t be around forever, and with Jed as co-captain, it will not only ease the load on Browny, but importantly they will both play a critical role in the continued development of Tom’s and Daniel’s leadership capabilities over the coming years.”

“Jed is not only a leader on-field, he is an excellent representative of this footy Club, and its culture and values.”

“Tom and Daniel, as the deputies, are extremely capable young men who have shown maturity beyond their years in their short times at the Club.

“It’s a great honour for them to share the vice-captaincy – both of them at the age of 22.”

The Lions play their first match of the year this Saturday in NAB Cup Round 1 against the Gold Coast Suns and Hawthorn at Metricon Stadium.

To view Jonathan Brown’s player profile, click here.

To view Jed Adcock’s player profile, click here.

To view Tom Rockliff’s player profile, click here.

To view Daniel Rich’s player profile, click here.